You lie awake at night worried about your teenager. He or she has always been a challenging child, but recently they’ve morphed into someone you can barely control. You don’t trust their friends, their grades have dropped, and you suspect they’re doing drugs. Any simple request leads to an argument. They’ve had therapy on and off for years with no tangible results. You don’t know how to turn them around and you worry that things will get worse before they get better.
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A recent study from the University of Adelaide in South Australia has identified an apparent link between insomnia, depression, generalized anxiety and panic disorders in teenagers. The results of the study were recently published in the journal Sleep Medicine.
It may be hard to believe, given that we are talking about a legal prescription drug, but oxycodone is one of the most addictive substances on Earth. This narcotic opioid painkiller, sold primarily under the brand name OxyContin, is in the same class of drugs as heroin, and its biological impact is quite similar. If used with caution and as prescribed, OxyContin can be taken safely in most instances, but when the drug is misused, the results can be disastrous and even life-threatening.
Did you know that your recovery from addiction will happen in stages? Every time you hit one of the stages of addiction recovery, you will have achieved a major milestone on your path to sobriety. Going through treatment and getting sober may be the most difficult thing you do in your life. Addiction is a serious disease, and recovering from it is hard work. Learn now about the stages you can expect to go through and use them as motivation to keep moving forward on your journey.
The latest research on post-partum mental illness has revealed that new mothers are at risk for more than depression after giving birth. Furthermore, a new study from the University of Kansas (KU) has strengthened the data supporting the idea that new fathers are also at risk for mental health problems during the period before and after the arrival of a new baby.
Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert recently shared this story that poignantly highlights the dynamics that recovering addicts face on an ongoing basis:
Early use of marijuana or cigarettes can significantly harm teenagers’ results on English and mathematics exams, a new study finds.
Synthetic marijuana isn’t a new drug, but it’s one that law enforcement agencies, policy makers and advocates have been fighting with limited success. The products turned up over a decade ago as legal items labeled as “not for human consumption.”
An abuse-resistant opioid pain medication called Hysingla ER has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat people for whom other remedies have proven ineffective.
Several crusading addiction researchers hope to cure addiction by stamping out the cravings attached to triggers or by using vaccines to destroy drugs in the body. The new drugs are promising, but mostly untested in humans. They have the potential to help millions of people.