Heroin Vaccine To Help With Addiction Treatment?

Heroin Vaccine To Help With Addiction Treatment

Is it possible that one vaccine could change the trajectory for heroin addicts? Some researchers say yes. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in California tested a new vaccine on rats and found that it is possible to neutralize the effects of heroin before it reaches the brain. Though research for the vaccine is in […]

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence. The month of December was chosen to raise awareness because it’s at this time of the year that our nation’s roadways are at their busiest. People travel all over to attend social events […]

How To Choose A Detox Center

How To Choose A Detox Center

The right detox center will help your loved ones change their lifestyle. But before you choose just any facility, it’s important to know some of the things to look for. When you know which questions to ask a detox center, you can better select a facility that will meet their needs. Be aware that the […]

5 Facts About Opiates

Five Facts About Opiates

When you have a minor ache or pain, an over-the-counter pain reliever is usually enough to provide you with some relief. But if your pain is severe, you may be prescribed an opioid. Opioids are types of narcotic pain medications, but they can have serious side effects if you don’t use them correctly. While these […]

Benefits Of Individual Therapy In Recovery

Benefits of Individual Therapy

Group therapy and self-help programs are highly impactful for those recovering from substance abuse problems. These strategies are even more beneficial when they are combined with individual therapy. Individual therapy involves working one-on-one with a counselor who understands the unique issues that people face when dealing with a drug or alcohol problem. Counselors can reinforce […]

Heroin Epidemic In The USA

President Obama Addressing West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic. Courtesy: of www.CNN.com West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the country, according to a recent report by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. These findings draw more attention to one of the nation’s poorest regions as they deal with the […]

How Can I Prevent Becoming Addicted To My Prescriptions?

Sun Rays-Ways To Prevent Becoming Addicted To Prescriptions

Millions of Americans take prescription medications each year, and when used appropriately, they can be extremely beneficial in treating physical and emotional problems. Unfortunately, some prescriptions can be addictive and cause life-threatening addictions when abused. It’s important that when taking these types of medications that you are aware of what the risks are and what […]

I Think My Loved One Is Using Drugs, What Can I Do?

Talking About Drugs and Alcohol

If you think that your loved one is using drugs or alcohol, it’s important to act quickly. Family members who deny the situation or delay in getting their loved ones professional help can waste precious time. If it turns out that your suspicions are true, you can get them into an addiction rehab center quickly. A speedy […]

New Teen Drug Use Trends

New Teen Drug Use Trends-The River Source Center

You may have spent time talking to your teen about the dangers of binge drinking, prescription drug abuse, and cigarette smoking, but there are other drug use trends that you may not be aware of. If you don’t talk to your teen about them, they may think they are engaging in harmless fun. Unfortunately, these […]

Eating Disorder Stats You Never Knew!

What You Need To Know-Eating Disorder Stats-TheRiverSource

Substance abuse and eating disorders go hand in hand. Research suggests that nearly 50 percent of individuals with an eating disorder are also abusing drugs or alcohol, a rate that is five times higher than the general population. Researchers aren’t exactly sure how or why both problems develop, but it’s believed to be a mix […]

PTSD Doesn’t Just Affect Vets

PTSD Doesn't Just Affect Vets

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with war veterans, but it’s a disease that can affect all types of people, even children, and adolescents. According to the National Survey of Adolescents, about 4 percent of teenage boys and 6 percent of teenage girls meet the clinical definition of PTSD. Since kids and teens are not […]