Teenage Alcoholism: Treatment

27 February 2015

Teenage alcohol abuse is such a precarious proposition that its treatment must be viewed with as many options as possible. Teenagers are in such a state of emotional mental/physiological growth…

Mexican Meth Explosion

26 February 2015

Due to greater law enforcement efforts in the U.S., Mexican drug alliances have stepped up their manufacture of industrial strength meth. For illegal drug suppliers in Mexico meth is an…

PCP Abuse and Addiction

25 February 2015

PCP is one of the strangest street drugs currently in circulation. It’s a bit odd, only in that most of the drugalogue/war stories one hears about the PCP and its…

Crack Cocaine: A Dark History

18 February 2015

It’s autumn of 1984… Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” is battling it out on the pop music charts with Billy Ocean’s “Caribbean Queen “. Goastbusters and Beverly Hills…

Teenage Alcoholism Treatment

18 February 2015

Alcoholism in teenagers is one of the most potentially deadly diseases to treat. Aside from the addiction itself, the fact that the brain is in the peak period of development…

Opiate Use and Pregnancy

27 February 2015

Pregnancy and childbirth have long been known as one of the most painful conditions that women can go through. For many years, opiates have been used to treat the pain…

The Dangers of Rehab Romance

26 February 2015

The one thing that many people (especially young people) hear in the world of recovery is the suggestion that one wait a year into sobriety before developing a new romantic…

Musicians Battling Addiction: David Crosby

25 February 2015

As far as musicians who have fought their way out of addiction, David Crosby is a poster child. Aside from what appears to be a brief relapse with marijuana in…

Cities with Highest Addiction Rates

18 February 2015

In the southeastern part of Santa Fe County in New Mexico lies the small town of Española. With a population of little over 10,000 residents, it was founded in the…

Signs and Symptoms of Teenage Alcoholism

18 February 2015

Although the stereotypical alcoholic is often portrayed as middle-aged to adult, alcoholism among teenagers has always been a huge issue and is growing more and more prevalent. For teens in…

Eating Disorders: The Disease and Symptoms

26 February 2015

Eating disorders fall under several different sub-sections and categories, which we will discuss. But in a nutshell, all eating disorders are psychological illnesses that are defined by aberrant eating routines…

GHB: Addiction and Treatment

25 February 2015

The extremely popular ‘club’ drug, GHB is clinically available by its prescription name (Xyrem) and is only used in highly-controlled conditions for treating narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. All other uses…

Setting Boundaries In Rehab

18 February 2015

Setting healthy boundaries in rehab in your relationships with other clients and staff is one of the most difficult, yet ultimately rewarding processes in the treatment experience. I’ve been on…

Top-Ten Films About Substance Abuse

18 February 2015

This is, quite obviously, an objective list, and everyone’s list would probably be much different. We attempted to list films from several different eras, and different addictions. With that said,…

After Treatment: The ‘Get Well’ Job

18 February 2015

For most, one of the first orders of business after treatment is to secure some form of employment. Depending on the financial situation, this varies significantly from one person to…