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6 Reasons You Are Tired All the Time

Do you feel like you are tired all the time? If you do, you are not alone.  Shilpi Agarwal, MD, a board-certified family medicine and integrative and holistic medicine physician, revealed in an article in Psychology Today, that close to half her female patients in their late 20s through their 40s report some degree of . . . . Continue Reading


Do Alcoholics Lack a Key Enzyme in Their Brain?

A new study suggests that alcoholics may lack an essential enzyme in the brain that inhibits impulse control. Researchers in Sweden say the lack of a critical enzyme may result in a person being more vulnerable to alcoholism. Regardless of whether you drink or not, most of us are aware of how alcohol dulls our . . . . Continue Reading


Food Addiction: Not About Willpower

    It turns out food addiction has little to do with willpower. Research reveals those who struggle with food addiction have a fault in their brain chemistry. Have you ever claimed to be obsessed with a particular food? Maybe it was pizza or ice-cream. Perhaps cake is your food of choice. Regardless of what . . . . Continue Reading


The Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Bipolar disorder and substance abuse have been correlated in various studies over the past few decades. Unfortunately, a new follow-up study has yielded the same results. Furthermore, the follow-up found that the incidence of cigarette use and substance abuse was even greater five years after diagnosis.  Those with persistent bipolar symptoms were found to have . . . . Continue Reading


The Benefits of Self-Talk

Do you talk to yourself? If you don’t, maybe you should start. Turns out, talking to yourself is not that crazy after all. Various articles have concluded that self-talk has immense mental health benefits. When you talk to yourself, you are paying attention to the person that matters the most: you. Talking to yourself is . . . . Continue Reading


Lisa Marie Presley Getting Treated for Prescription Pill Addiction

Celebrity rehab stories are no shocking mystery to the world as we know it. We have learned over time that it isn’t just the average joe who gets tied up in the temptation and turmoil of addiction, but also the silver spoons and the world renowned starlets. No one is immune and no aspect of . . . . Continue Reading


Blood Alcohol Testing with Temporary Tattoos

Over the last several years there have been increased efforts to develop technology for blood alcohol testing, breathalyzing for drugs, and other innovations related to keeping people safe and helping keep drunk drivers and party-goers from engaging in risk behavior. There are cups that test drinks for being drugged. There are wrist-bands that monitor movement . . . . Continue Reading


The Story of The Orchid: 12 Years with Woman in Recovery

Hi my name is Loren Seaman and many of you I have never met ….but I have been blessed to have had the opportunity helping start THE ORCHID “WHERE WOMEN HEAL” I was introduced to a woman named Julie Queler in April of 2004. Julie Queler and I became friends while I had been working admissions and . . . . Continue Reading


Ten Most Common Places Teens Hide Drugs

Teenagers are clever when it comes to hiding their secret possessions. When it comes to hiding drugs, there is no exception. The hiding spaces are limitless. If your teen is the norm, their room is likely disheveled and it would be difficult to find simple items in the midst of it all. However, if you . . . . Continue Reading


5 Ways to Help Your Children in Recovery

Children of addicts are often an afterthought in the recovery process. In the midst of the chaos, it is difficult to strike a balance between getting help for your addiction, and ensuring your children’s emotional needs are met. Children face immense challenges when raised by addicted parents. Even if those parents are not abusive, children . . . . Continue Reading