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Can Ear-Clip Electronic Detox Device Stop Opioid Withdrawal?

  Imagine a drug addiction treatment program providing you with a hear-aid the first day of treatment. Well, a new electronic detox device might not make things sound much better, but most people seem to think it could make you feel better. Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an electrical ear-clip device that . . . . Continue Reading


Is Suing Opioid Makers for Contributing to Crisis Working?

The multi-billion dollar Big Pharma industry has been called into question before regarding the status of the opioid crisis in America. Whether it has been the issue of misleading campaigns to sell more pills, or price gouging the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone in the midst of the worst overdose outbreak in history. Opioid makers are . . . . Continue Reading


Self-Help vs. In-Person Therapy: Are Both Equally Effective?

Finding the right therapist can be a challenge. I know from personal experience. I had to go through several therapists before I found the right one, and that experience was intimidating.  In the end, it was well worth it, but certainly not an experience I would want to repeat. For some, it can take a . . . . Continue Reading


Women and Alcohol: The True Risks of Drinking

Women and Alcohol: The True Risks of Drinking Whether it’s wine Wednesdays, ladies nights, or happy hours, drinking culture is everywhere. On social media, there are tweets and gifs glorifying drinking among women. It all seems like a funny joke.  However, the reality is more and more women are struggling with alcohol use disorder, and . . . . Continue Reading


Creativity, Mental Illness, and Addiction: What’s the Connection?

Creative people sometimes worry that their spark will go away if they seek chemical help for their depression and anxiety. Are you a creative person? Does this sound like you? After all, it is often emotions that drive the creative endeavors we engage in. What happens when that spark is diminished? The Connection between Mental . . . . Continue Reading


The Truth About Psychological Trauma and Drug Addiction

The connection between trauma, victimization, and addiction are often overlooked when it comes to treating addiction. However, going to meetings and getting a sponsor is not enough to ensure a full recovery for everyone. For some, it is necessary to address the underlying traumatic reasons for developing and sustaining addiction. Challenges Brought on by Trauma . . . . Continue Reading


Mindfulness May Help Patients Taper Off Opioid Use, Study Reveals

Mindfulness, mindfulness, mindfulness: Can we stop talking about mindfulness? No, actually… we can’t. I know it seems like the word mindfulness has suddenly saturated the internet, but the reality is mindfulness has a major impact on our psychological health. In fact, a new study examined the impact practicing had on opioid use, and the results . . . . Continue Reading


Experts Concerned Netflix’s New Film Will ‘Trigger’ Anorexia

Another Netflix original program is stirring controversy. In case you missed the 13 Reasons Why debacle, you now have a second opportunity to voice your opinion. While the show 13 Reasons Why received criticism because many felt it idealized suicide, Netflix’s new film The Bone, have eating disorder experts concerned about its potential to trigger . . . . Continue Reading


Vegetarian Diets Found to Be Twice as Effective for Weight Loss

  Veggie lovers rejoice. It turns out those who are on a vegetarian diet are losing weight more effectively and improving their metabolism by reducing muscle fat. A new study published in the Journal of College Nutrition discovered the vegetarian diets trumped low-calorie diets when it came to losing and maintaining weight. For those with . . . . Continue Reading


Naomi Campbell Opens Up About Cocaine Addiction and Going to NA

  The famous British supermodel Naomi Campbell recently opened up about her past at a women’s summit. Naomi Campbell attended the Fortune Most Powerful International Summit on Monday, June 12, where she reflected on her decision to give up cocaine and the subsequent public shaming she received from the British media after making that decision. . . . . Continue Reading