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10-20-12 Category: Mental Health

If you have taken on the responsibility as the primary source of support for someone you love who has an eating disorder, you should also look into help and support for yourself. The amount of care you are giving to someone with an eating disorder can cause actual diagnosable mental illness in your life as […]

10-20-12 Category: Health and Wellness

The 2008 Miss America, Kirsten Haglund, shares her experience with anorexia to help the next generation of young women. At the 5th Annual Missouri Eating Disorders Advocacy Day held in Jefferson City, Missouri, the state capitol, Kirsten Haglund expressed how important eating disorder awareness and prevention is to her. Based on her own struggles as […]

10-20-12 Category: Drug Rehab

A 10-year plan is helping Canada combat its growing prescription drug abuse problem. Over the next decade, opioids, stimulants, and sedatives will be monitored by a nationwide surveillance system. Every prescription that is written by a physician and filled at a pharmacy is logged into the system. Doctors must write prescriptions on record in an […]

10-20-12 Category: Addiction Treatment

Published in The Journal Of Employee Assistance Today’s modern, technological world changes at a blinding pace.  Just a few weeks ago Apple, which is arguably the greatest symbol of these trends, announced the IPad 4, just months after releasing the now outdated, IPad 3.  These constant advancements in technology shouldn’t simply be cool toys for […]

10-20-12 Category: Addiction Treatment

Next up in the ring we have suboxone vs. buprenorphine. The two battle it out in the world of addiction treatment with experts varying on which is better for newly-sober clients. Suboxone and buprenorphine both help addicts in early recovery, but what’s the difference? Both help with physical drug cravings, both stop the person from […]

10-20-12 Category: Mental Health

Did you watch Silver Linings Playbook with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence? No spoiler alert needed, but I ask because Bradley Cooper has become an advocate for mental health treatment after starring in that movie. Bradley’s character, Pat, suffers from bipolar disorder. He spends several years (not fully defined in the film) in a psychiatric […]

10-20-12 Category: Alcohol Addiction

  Young people are constantly seeking more intense highs. Reaching an altered state of consciousness seems like the only real way to enjoy a weekend night anymore. Is there any other way for teenagers, college students, and young adults to have fun? Bars are rarely empty. Beer, wine, and liquor companies certainly aren’t struggling financially. […]

10-20-12 Category: Drug Rehab

  It is a form of medication used primarily for treatment of moderate to severe pain.  It is formulated from a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone.  While you may not have heard of its chemical components, you’ve likely heard of this drug: Vicodin.  Vicodin, a common prescription pain killer used to treat many forms of […]

10-20-12 Category: Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab

Addiction hijacks the lives of its victims. The disease is progressive and debilitating. What is addiction? It is a progressive disease, meaning it gets gradually worse when left untreated, that can be recognized by a loss of control over use (or a substance or engaging in a behavior), obsession with use (again, of a substance […]

10-20-12 Category: Addiction Treatment, Marijuana

America is going through a new revolution all based around pot. In recent years public opinion on pot, like many other moral issues in this country, has been rapidly changing. Only a few months ago the states of Washington and Colorado voted to fully legalize marijuana, representing the latest movement forward for the path to […]