We have all heard at one time or another how useful meditation can be in terms of reducing stress and anxiety but most people don't realize how helpful meditation can be managing recovery from the use of drugs and alcohol dependency. Relapse is one of the biggest concerns for individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders and meditation can make a big difference for a person maintaining...Read Full Article
In the past, heroin that was laced with fentanyl killed a vast amount of people in many areas including Chicago and Philadelphia. In 2006 there was an action alert put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) about the combination of fentanyl and cocaine and heroin. There were many overdoses and drug related deaths at that time in the east coast and Midwest...Read Full Article
Unfortunately today there are so many teens and young adults using and abusing drugs and alcohol before and during pregnancy and they're not only putting themselves at risk, they're putting their unborn child at risk. We can't get enough information out there to educate people letting them know just how serious this is. Not only are these babies suffering while in the womb, they're suffering...Read Full Article
The need for drug and alcohol rehabilitation is necessary more now than ever before due to the amount of people in all age groups abusing substances or addicted to prescription drugs, marijuana, alcohol and other street drugs. Unfortunately today more and more young people are experimenting with drugs and alcohol, more people are looking for ways to self-medicate symptoms of anxiety and...Read Full Article
Some of the terms that are associated with drug use can be confusing to people and many teens are misguided about the use of prescription drugs and over the counter medications. For example a lot of people think that detox means recovery and that substance abuse treatment is a cure for addiction.
Prescription drugs aren't illegal so a lot of teens and young people think they're safer than...
Addiction is extremely prevalent in our society today and unfortunately it doesn't matter how old you are. No matter what your addicted to there are negative consequences that take place when a person becomes dependent. Depending on what form of addiction a person is going through an individual can experience mental, emotional, physical and spiritual affects due to their dependency.
When an individual is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) they're emotions are unstable for long periods of time and they have a hard time relating to people in general. Many people suffering with BPD have hectic and chaotic relationships with other people and they're behaviors and the way they act appears to be impulsive. Some people with BPD display self-harming behaviors and...Read Full Article
Throughout the United States prevention programs are designed to educate young people as well as adults about the risks and dangers associated with use, misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol. As stated many times, prevention has to start at home when our children are young and setting good examples is the first step.
Our children are our future and sadly the use and misuse of drugs and...
If we all work together and keep substance use and misuse a top priority, we can change the statistics associated with substance abuse, overdose and drug and alcohol related deaths. An enormous amount of money is spent every year throughout the United States associated with the effects and consequences of addiction.
We need to educate our children at a young age letting them know just how...
Preventing the use of mind altering drugs, alcohol and tobacco among adolescents and young people is critically important, and it's a national public health goal. There are around 14 million Americans that currently use illegal drugs and around 4 million are chronic abusers. We can safeguard our society if we can prevent America's 68 million children from using alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. One of...Read Full Article
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