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  • 5 resolutions to help you stay sober in the coming year

    By: Rachael On: 01-08-2016 Category: Alcohol Rehab, Drug Rehab, Empowerment, Recovery, Sober Living
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    It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time for resolutions. Countless individuals are purchasing new gym memberships, cleaning out their apartments and otherwise vowing to kick bad habits to the curb. For people who are in recovery for substance addiction, the idea of starting a whole new year can feel daunting. Here…

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  • Five reasons staying away from club drugs is a good idea

    By: Rachael On: 12-11-2015 Category: Drug Rehab
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    Heroin’s a drug. Crack’s a drug. Meth’s a drug. People who do them live far away from us, and besides, couldn’t even get near the kinds of places we go to, much less into them. Besides, the drugs used in clubs aren’t really drug-drugs. They’re … party favors. They enhance the experience. No harm, no…

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  • The use of technology-based services for substance abuse

    By: Rachael On: 12-10-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Alcohol Rehab, Drug Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab, Treatment
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    Although effective, evidence-based therapies and treatments exist for people with substance use disorders, far too many people still don’t receive the treatment and help they need to overcome addiction. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that there were 22.5 million Americans over the age of 12 who had alcohol or illicit…

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  • New federally-funded mental health clinics in the works

    By: Rachael On: 10-29-2015 Category: Drug Rehab, Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Mental Illness
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    The demand for affordable mental health care far exceeds the current supply. The 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reports that barely half of U.S. adults struggling with serious mental health issues are able to receive treatment. President Barack Obama’s administration has made…

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  • New memorial honors lives of psychiatric patients lost in 1918 fire

    By: Rachael On: 10-28-2015 Category: Drug Rehab, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse
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    As a statement from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services reads, “For nearly 100 years, the final resting places of 39 people who died in a 1918 ward fire at Griffin Memorial Hospital have been largely forgotten, buried in an unmarked site…” The roughly 200-square-foot burial site of those who perished…

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  • Groundbreaking schizophrenia drug approved by FDA

    By: Rachael On: 10-21-2015 Category: Drug Rehab, medication, Mental Health, Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia is a serious mental health disorder that typically requires medication for symptom management. Antipsychotics have been prescribed to treat schizophrenia since the 1950s; atypical antipsychotics were developed for this same purpose in the 1990s. Aripiprazole, or Abilify, is one such atypical antipsychotic that must be taken daily when administered orally. On Oct. 5, 2015,…

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  • Substance abuse and the likelihood of crime

    By: Rachael On: 06-29-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab
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    Substance abuse has a number of well-known consequences and there is no denying that the likelihood of crime increases among those who abuse controlled substances, despite their illegality. Addiction to drugs can lead a person to go to great lengths to obtain them, regardless of the consequences of breaking the law that may result. Associated…

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  • High mortality risk from alcohol, drug abuse among prisoners

    By: Rachael On: 06-09-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab
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    Alcohol and drug abuse results in serious complications on multiple levels, including to the individual, families, communities and society as a whole. Understanding the implications of substance abuse and addiction can increase treatment effectiveness and prevention methods, which are crucial for assisting the countless individuals who might find themselves struggling. High death rates among ex-prisoners…

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  • ‘Bath salts,’ faux pot and laundry pods keep poison centers busy

    By: Rachael On: 06-08-2015 Category: Drug Rehab
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    The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) found that prescription drug poisonings are the leading cause of injury and death in the United States and that bath salts, synthetic marijuana (Spice) and laundry detergent pod poisonings are emerging threats to public health. The AAPCC paper was published online in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Bath…

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  • The adverse effects of combining Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and substance abuse

    By: Rachael On: 05-26-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, Psychological Trauma
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    Because post traumatic stress disorder (PTS)  is so jarring, some with this condition may often seek relief in various forms. Unfortunately, this may mean certain individuals turn to substance abuse, which can conversely worsen symptoms of PTSD. Research has shown that more than half of individuals with PTSD also experience alcohol dependence, while about one…

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