Is Alcohol Rehab Right For You?

Posted by Neil Appleby on Jul 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

The line between casual drinking and problem drinking can be tough to pinpoint, and it’s also hard to determine whether alcohol rehab might be necessary if that line has been crossed.

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Topics: Alcohol

Opioid Use Outside Of The United States

Posted by Neil Appleby on Jul 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

The pattern of opioid use varies dramatically around the world.

 

There are significant variations not just in terms of how many prescription pills are used but also differences in the nature of the opioids used.

 

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Topics: Drug

Stories Of Recovery: Buzz Aldrin

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin became one of the first humans to set foot on the moon. While this was and is still considered one of the most notable moments and greatest feats in human history, it was also a moment that made it difficult for Aldrin to readjust to life on Earth and lead him down a dangerous path.

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This Week In Recovery: July 19, 2019

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories in the recovery industry.

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Clinical Column: Women & Substance Abuse-Causes, Effects & Consequences

Posted by Dr Sarah Johnson on Jul 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

“Mommy needs wine!” and other common memes highlight the societal trends of normalizing substance abuse in women. An estimated 19.5 million women reported using illicit substances over the past year, according to recent studies. These numbers do not include the use of alcohol or tobacco. Why does this matter? Science shows that there are many important differences in the way that women respond to drugs when compared to men. From a metabolic standpoint, women often suffer the negative consequences of drug use more than men due to body size and metabolism. Women more easily become intoxicated or have adverse health consequences. Women may become addicted to substances quicker, and after using smaller quantities than men. Women may also be more likely and experience relapse after treatment.

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Topics: Clinical Column

What Is Ketamine?

Posted by Neil Appleby on Jul 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Ketamine is a powerful medication that can induce anesthetic or loss of consciousness.

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Topics: Drug

Stories Of Recovery: Macklemore

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage Macklemore, is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist and one of the biggest names in commercial music over the past decade. But, before Macklemore was able to conquer the charts he had to overcome his substance abuse problems that plagued his early adult life.

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The Intermixing Of Mental Health And Alcohol Addiction

Posted by Neil Appleby on Jul 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Mental health issues and alcohol addiction often appear together in what’s known as a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder.

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Topics: Addiction

The Dangers Of Sleeping Pills

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, your doctor may end up prescribing you sleeping pills. While these pills can have obvious benefits and may help you get better sleep at night, there are a number of sleeping pill side effects that can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. In many cases, it can be better to treat the underlying cause, such as a medical condition or sleep disorder, which can be a much more effective approach than just treating the symptom of insomnia itself.

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Topics: Drug

This Week In Recovery: July 12, 2019

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories in the recovery industry.

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