As 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
Prescription 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
The month of October was designated as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month beginning in 2011. The tradition continues into 2014, with October designated as a month-long observance by parents, youth, schools and community leaders nationwide as to the role played by substance abuse prevention in the promotion of safe and healthy communities.
Many of us spend the majority of our lifetime in the workplace. Our profession and what we do defines us, influencing our lifestyle and our social activities, and whom we regard as our peers and fellow professionals. Because so much of our time is spent in the workplace, dealing with others on a daily basis, the quality of Continue reading
Taste buds vary depending on your genes, according to a new study. While half the population has average taste buds, an estimated 25 percent is overly sensitive to bitter sensations, while the other 25 percent is fairly insensitive to it. This could be the answer to why some people enjoy alcohol Continue reading
The first step to effectively dealing with something is recognizing with understanding what it is. So it is with drug addiction. There will be definite and clearly recognizable signs which enable a person to identify drug addiction for what it is.
Signs and Symptoms
The NCADD, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, cites some warning signs of substance abuse; cautioning that if ignored, can further develop into drug dependence. Also emphasized is the importance of early recognition of drug abuse; and some Continue reading
There are several schools of thought on how addiction works and what causes someone to become a drug addict or alcoholic in the first place. For example, one theory is that addiction is a disease that Continue reading
Prescription drug addiction and abuse continues to be one of the most important substance abuse issues of our times. These highly addictive narcotic drugs are in the same family as heroin, and too many people are woefully misinformed or uninformed as to their actual risks and high potential for addiction. Many individuals regard them Continue reading
If there is one thing you wouldn’t imagine an NFL player having trouble with– it would be drug and alcohol abuse. However, are the substance abuse policies of the NFL too strict–or not strict enough? While the NFL is interested first and foremost in putting an end to Continue reading
Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette carried a report on a public art show that is planned for the 22nd of August at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The installation is known as the “Rx Epidemic Memorial,” and it is a commentary on the massive increase in recent years of prescription drug addiction. There has been a major surge in the rates at which Continue reading