SMART RECOVERY

SMART RECOVERY

Self-Management and Recovery Training, or SMART Recovery, is a non-profit support program for people with substance use disorders. It also focuses on any co-occurring disorders like anxiety or depression. It is an alternative to 12-step programs like A.A. because...
SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

Synthetic marijuana, more accurately called synthetic cannabinoids, are manmade mind-altering chemicals. They can be either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material in order to be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other...
SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

Going to college has always been a time when young adults, freed from the rules and supervision of their parents, are likely to give in to peer pressure and the desire to try new things. It can also be a stressful period, especially for someone who is going far from...
NICOTINE ADDICTION

NICOTINE ADDICTION

Only about six percent of smokers are able to quit in any given year. Most people trying to stop will need to make multiple attempts before they are able to quit permanently. There are medications that can help you quit smoking, and behavioral therapy is effective as...
CANNABIS AND CHRONIC PAIN

CANNABIS AND CHRONIC PAIN

Cannabis has been used for a variety of medical conditions since the Chinese began using it around 2900 B.C. Many civilizations have since found a use for cannabis for a variety of conditions, including joint pain, muscle spasms, gout, malaria, constipation, rheumatic...