Blue Light Special: Colored Bulbs to Prevent Public Restroom Drug Use
It has been said before that in the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis in America, public restrooms have become ground zero all across the country. You don’t have to look very hard to find stories about users being found in the grips of an overdose on bathroom floors; be it at a bar or . . . . Continue Reading
Chrissy Teigen: “I Was, Point Blank, Just Drinking Too Much.”
Chrissy Teigen has had enough of her shenanigans, so she’s cutting back on the booze. The model and TV host reflected on her decision to cease drinking in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan. “I was, point blank, just drinking too much,” Teigen said “I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a . . . . Continue Reading
Drug Addicts Using Pets To Get Pain Pills From Vets
Drug addicts are known for doing anything to obtain their next high. Now, addicts are using their pets to try to get their hands on pain killers. Yup, believe it or not, this happens much more than you think. In fact, a recent case happened a few weeks ago in Vancouver, Washington, according to the . . . . Continue Reading
Gov. Chris Christie Debuts Television Ad To Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis
The news up north regarding the opioid crisis is continually frightening. New Jersey’s numbers continue to concern residents. As a response, Gov. Chris Christie is doing everything possible to highlight new addiction services in the state of New Jersey. The ad campaign will help promote the telephone hotline, 1-844-REACH-NJ and a website, www.reachnj.gov, that Christie . . . . Continue Reading
Anorexia is Not Just About Control, It’s an Ingrained Habit
A new study suggests that much of what we know about anorexia is wrong. Anorexia may not be about control but habits the brain can’t seem to let go. The study delves in the decision-making process that those with anorexia tackle on a daily basis. Control was a word repeated to me countlessly during my . . . . Continue Reading
6 Ways to Stop Drug Addiction Before it Begins
Author: Shernide Delva Millions of people are affected by substance abuse but there are ways you can take control of your life before a drug addiction develops. Certain strategies can help you avoid you becoming one of the millions who struggle with drug addiction every year. Utilize these 6 steps to improve your life and avoid . . . . Continue Reading
Heroin for Heroin Addicts?
Drug addiction treatment that’s one-size-fits-all doesn’t help everyone who’s struggling. Obviously, there are some who fall outside the current standard of treatment for substance use disorders. As it stands, standard treatments for heroin drug addiction include detoxification, abstinence programs, and methadone maintenance. However, there is a subgroup of people that do not benefit from these . . . . Continue Reading
Serotonin and Addiction: Is a New Treatment Approach Around the Corner?
A new study has found a direct correlation between the brain chemical serotonin and drug addiction; a new understanding that could potentially lead to a revolutionary approach in addiction treatment. The research was conducted by a PhD student, Sarah Bradbury, who will be receiving the prestigious advanced degree this week in Psychology, found that the . . . . Continue Reading
Does it Matter Why Someone Goes to Rehab?
In my opinion, the answer to this question is a simple ‘no’…it really doesn’t matter why someone goes to rehab. But I’ll explain further in the content below. First, I’d like to share a bit of my own story, being that I was once an actively using drug addict and I went to rehab as . . . . Continue Reading
The Power of Vulnerability: Christina Huffington Shares Her Story of Addiction and Recovery
The daughter of Arianna Huffington, Christina, recently wrote a piece to share that she is a cocaine addict in recovery. She said that personal issues including her parents’ divorce sent her searching for solace and she found it in cocaine use and abuse. Said Christina: “One line erased my doubts, my fears and my insecurities. . . . . Continue Reading