HOW SAFE ARE E-CIGARETTES?

E-cigarettes have been marketed as being safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes. And from what we know now, this may be true. But how safe are e-cigarettes, really? Is there anything harmful in the vapor emitted by e-cigarettes? Have…

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WARNING SIGNS OF ADDICTION

The human mind has the capability to become addicted to almost anything, but when it comes to drugs, the mind becomes so dependent on them, that the individual affected will go to great lengths to hide their addiction…

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OPIOID ABUSE AND THE ELDERLY

The American opioid epidemic has ravaged towns and cities across the United States, with costs now exceeding one trillion dollars. While the consequences of the opioid crisis have received significant coverage in the news, the effects of the…

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WHAT IS SMART RECOVERY?

SMART Recovery® is a registered non-profit addiction recovery support group that relies on scientific research and group therapy to help individuals become more self-empowered. In this sense, SMART Recovery® runs directly counter to the many 12-step programs that require the…

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WHAT IS SALVIA?

Native to Oaxaca, Mexico and commonly found in other parts of South and Central America, salvia, or salvia divinorum, which means “sage of the diviners,” is an herb considered to be part of the mint family. The main…

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DRUNKOREXIA ON THE RISE

“Drunkorexia” is a slang term that refers to the process of swapping food calories for calories contained in alcohol; essentially eating less so that one can drink more. The term is meant to evoke both the concept of…

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THE EFFECT OF THE OPIOID CRISIS ON MILLENNIALS

The opioid crisis has brought unfathomable devastation to towns and cities across the United States, and no generation has been harder hit by the epidemic than millennials, According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the…

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OPIOID ADDICTION & HEARING LOSS

The news coverage of the opioid epidemic in the United States has had an almost singular emphasis on the tragic increase in opioid overdose fatalities, but a new study serves as a good reminder that it is important…

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