Understanding Why Drug Addicts Relapse and How to Avoid It

Relapse is a common step in addiction recovery. Up to 60% of patients who receive substance abuse treatment will relapse within one year.  Addiction recovery is an extremely difficult process, and for many, it takes several attempts to completely stop using drugs or alcohol. It’s important to understand why drug addicts relapse and how to…

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Young Professionals Addiction is on the Rise

There is a disturbing trend that is happening all across the United States. The demographic with the largest increase in drug addiction is young professionals. The 20 to 30-year old age group has seen a significant uptick in drug use; moreso among those considered to be young professionals, those employed in a professional or white…

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Manhattan doctor busted for writing 14,000 unnecessary painkiller prescriptions, even to addicts

A Manhattan physician, who describes himself on his website as a “good old-fashioned family doctor,” was caught giving unneeded painkiller prescriptions, allegedly knowing some of his patients were hooked on the pills. “Brooklyn federal prosecutors said Dr. Martin Tesher wrote more than 14,000 oxycodone prescriptions in a Dr. Feelgood act that lasted almost five years….

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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism releases 5-year action plan

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism releases 5-year action plan A section of the National Institutes of Health, The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, has released its five-year strategic plan to allocate resources to understand and treat alcohol related diseases. “Alcohol contributes to approximately 88,000 deaths each year in the United States,…

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Tiger Woods, arrested on suspicion of DUI, blames prescriptions

Tiger Woods, arrested on suspicion of DUI, blames prescriptions. Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested on Memorial Day in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence. However he says alcohol was not involved and he had “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” Woods is currently rehabbing from back surgery, has provided a statement to media…

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Beat the Heat with Books!

As the weather heats up, and we tend to seclude ourselves into the comfort of our air conditioned homes, you may notice you have more free time on your hands. A way to consume this free time is by reading. Don’t know where to start? TED speakers have thrown together a list of 50 titles,…

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Is America’s Drug Problem Fueling a Binge Drinking Epidemic?

“America is binge drinking way more than 10 years ago.” “A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine today calculated an increase in drinking over the past decade, escalating from 31 percent to 39.6 percent of adults drinking five or more drinks in two hours. The problem is especially rampant among college-age Americans, with 49 percent of…

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Helping Addicts, Ultra Runner To Tackle Boston Marathon Course 4 Times

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Helping Addicts, Ultra Runner To Tackle Boston Marathon Course 4 Times “For every small step Henry Ward takes, it reminds him of just how far he’s come and the stranger he may help just down the road.” Ward is a ultra-runner, meaning he runs very far distances for very long…

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The Major Things that Have Been Learned About the American Heroin Industry

The Major Things that Have Been Learned About the American Heroin Industry So far 2017 has been the best year yet for gangs and cartels who import and distribute the drugs in the United States. Heroin is inexpensive to make and even more addictive, but this more potent heroin is killing its users. “Bloomberg Businessweek…

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Organizations Working Hard to Curb Painkiller Addiction in the Valley

Organizations Working Hard to Curb Painkiller Addiction in the Valley In 2015, Arizona had one of the highest rates of drug overdose deaths. In order to prevent this ongoing issue, several East Valley organizations have joined together to curb addiction to painkillers. “Members of the East Valley Regional Opioid Action Planning Committee met Wednesday to…

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