Black Friday Theft Often Tied-in With Addiction

shopliftingThe U.S. Bureau of Justice reports in its online Drug and Crime Facts compilation of statistics that 17 percent of state prisoners and 18 percent of inmates in federal prisons reported committing their current offense for the purpose of obtaining money for drugs. (2004) Continue reading

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5 Tips for Protecting Families from Heroin Addiction this Holiday

stressThe National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) identifies heroin as an opioid drug synthesized from morphine. Morphine itself is naturally occurring, and is extracted from the Asian opium poppy plant seed pod. The drug is usually available as a white or brown powder; or a sticky black substance referred to as “black tar heroin.” Heroin can be smoked, sniffed, inhaled or injected, and is known for its high risk of addiction. Continue reading

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How Addiction Creeps into Athletics

athleteThe National College Athletic Association (NCAA) includes 1,000 member institutions, and 420,000 college athletes as of 2013. The 2013 NCAA Division I revenue for college men’s football was $15.8 million per school. The 2013 NCAA Division I revenue for college men’s basketball was Continue reading

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5 Natural Ways to Handle Addiction Related Insomnia

insomniaA recent online article reported insomnia to be a “prevalent and persistent” problem for persons in early recovery from addiction. A restful night’s sleep is fundamental to both Continue reading

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Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Addiction Can Contribute to Diabetes

girlThe month of November is recognized as American Diabetes Month, and dedicated to raising awareness of diabetes–a condition which interferes with the body’s ability to regulate its blood sugar levels. In a normally functioning body Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help a Friend Recover from Addiction

recoverySocial media has become the new window into people’s lives. We can access our Facebook page, and immediately find out what is happening in the daily lives of family, friends and acquaintances; often replete with photos and the minutiae of daily tasks and events of life.

At the same time, we are a culture awash with Continue reading

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Addiction & Drug Use Prevention for Halloween

halloweenHalloween is a much loved holiday, with children, youth and even adults donning costumes and venturing out in the neighborhoods across America to trick-or-treat for candy and goodies; or to attend Halloween parties. Historically, Halloween was originally “All Hallows’ Evening”, the time of year dedicated to Continue reading

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Addiction Watch: New Sizzurp Sprite Drug Drink

spriteSizzurp seems to be the newest rage for getting high amongst the young. It can be made with common household product which include isoda and candy. Unfortunately, there are young celebrities glorifying it in music, and touting its use in their online videos. But the message here is, don’t be fooled. It is dangerous drink Continue reading

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Three New Forms of Addiction Treatment

treatmentAs the problem of substance abuse continues to challenge us at every level of society, some are responding to the challenge with new and innovative approaches to treating addiction, and seeking ways to successfully rehabilitate the person who is striving to reclaim his or her life from addiction. These three new Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Drug Users: Tools for Spotting Addictive Behavior

drinkingPrescription drug abuse continues to be in the limelight as one of the biggest, if not the biggest substance abuse issues facing our nation and its youth. Already ranking in the top substance abuse problems facing adults, it is spreading to your young people. Unfortunately Continue reading

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