I recently read two very interesting articles profiling Pharma companies in the growing world of pain medication derived from Opioid’s. The first article, “Painful Medicine”, was in Fortune magazine. The second was done by the Associated Press. What is an Opioid or Opiate? It’s a broad category of drugs that are best known as painkillers.…Details
Just when you thought the teen drug scene couldn’t get any stranger, news reports boggle parents’ minds with new ways teens are getting high.
You can conquer others with power, but it takes true strength to conquer yourself. – Lao Tzu, Philosopher I asked Dr. Jason Powers, our Chief Medical Officer to help me write on this topic and here is what we came up with: There are actually two types of sobriety: physical and emotional. Physical sobriety is…Details
In the last few weeks, two very famous and influential women passed: Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and founder of the Betty Ford Center, and Amy Winehouse, an influential British singer known for her unique combination of soul, jazz, and R&B. These two women achieved fame and recognition in different arenas–Betty Ford…Details
Among young people ages 15 to 24, suicide is the third-leading cause of death, and among young people of the same age group who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), the number of suicides is reported to be five times higher than among their heterosexual counterparts. According to a study reported in the…Details
As millions of children spend hours staring alone at video games, computer screens or televisions, psychologists are formally recognizing that the impacts can be quite serious, even naming a new disorder to the 2013 version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMMD).
Parents who try to keep their kids away from illicit drugs like marijuana may now have something else to worry about – “fake pot.” Fake pot simulates the effects of marijuana, and up until recently, has been perfectly legal. Although authorities are aware of these drugs, new substitutes are making their way to gas stations…Details
Mike Starr, former bassist for Alice In Chains, passed away on March 8, 2011. Some media outlets reported that it related to his struggles with the disease of addiction. While the cause of death has not yet been determined, it is clear that Starr endured a long battle with the disease of addiction, attempting several…Details
Today’s bullying has reached new levels. Gone are the days when things were dealt with face-to-face. Today’s bullies can simply take to Facebook to conduct their smear campaigns for the whole world to see and can even remain anonymous doing it. Also, because of the anonymity and lack of personal contact that the Internet affords,…Details
Fall is in the air! The warm days of summer are leaving us and the holidays are upon us. The holidays bring us together with friends and family and can be a joyous time. For people early in addiction recovery, the holidays can be a very stressful and difficult time. There are parties and dinners…Details