Misuse and addiction to opioids, including prescription pain relievers and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, have been front and center in the news for several years. Every day, more than 115 Americans lose their lives to opioid overdoses.
Addiction to opioids and other pain pills can be very overpowering and has led to a rise in pain pill related crimes. Oxycodone abuse, as well as the abuse of other pain pills such as hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), is largely responsible for this alarming trend.
Neighborhoods where higher concentrations of same-sex couples reside also have higher concentrations of tobacco retailers, according to a study from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Hispanic community and their supporters made waves last year. These publicly visible people, organizations and events helped bring awareness to the fact that LGBT people exist in the Hispanic community and want the same rights as everyone else. According to U.S. Census statistics, 4.3 percent of Hispanics in America identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. This means that nearly one-and-a-half million Hispanics in the U.S. are a part of this community and are not always accepted by the traditional culture. Every time a Hispanic member of the LGBT community is visible in the public in a positive way or an organization makes an effort to be more inclusive, attitudes shift and acceptance becomes more of a reality.
The presence of a spouse at a doctor’s appointment can help people with Parkinson’s disease accurately report any associated symptoms of sex addiction, according to recent findings from a team of French researchers.
The holidays can be one of the best times of year. However, it’s also one of the most stressful times for many people because of everything that’s going on. But there are many things you can do to keep your family stress-free during the holidays. Consider these tips:
The Right Step Galleria in Houston, Texas, is introducing New Leaf, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program designed to address co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression and trauma.
Positive Renewal, an innovative substance abuse treatment program designed specifically for adults who have struggled with relapse, opens at The Right Step’s residential treatment center in the Texas Hill Country.
The Right Step Clear Lake, a new The Right Step outpatient treatment facility in Houston, Texas, will host an international gathering of addiction experts and authors at a three-day seminar on CRAFT, a highly successful reward system for changing behavior that has been featured on HBO’s award-winning series on addiction.