With 2012 in full swing, we thought it would be good to pause and look back at some blogs that made 2011 a great year for drug addiction and treatment information. Our list includes everything from a psychological look at these topics to rehabilitation approaches. Take a look at these blogs as they continue to inform in 2012 and beyond.
Addiction and Recovery News: This blog, headed by Jason Schwartz, was started by the rehab facility Dawn Farms. Originally running as an email list for the Dawn Farm staff, it has grown into one of the best blogs for following news in the addiction and recovery world. Jason, who is the clinical director of Dawn Farms, writes on a variety of drug and alcohol related topics, including findings in research, trends, and controversies.
Brain Blogger: This health and science blog provides insight into the human brain. Covering a wide range of topics, this insight can help us better understand the psychological factors of addiction, and why some struggle with it more than others.
The Canyon Rehab Blog: The Malibu based rehab facility frequently updates their blog, which provides information on everything from cocaine addiction to celebrity drug news. They are committed to providing addicts and their loved ones with quality information about addiction and treatment.
The Discovering Alcoholic: Written by a recovering alcoholic, the self proclaimed “Discovering Alcoholic” writes about, as you may have guessed already, the ups and downs of alcoholism. He also writes, however, about addictions from a wide range of other substances, including unconventional ones like Battlestar Galactica Addiction. Yikes, sounds serious.
The Sara Bellum Blog: A teen oriented blog, The Sara Bellum Blog explores understanding the science behind drug abuse. Articles, written by a team of National Institute on Drug Abuse scientists, are geared towards teens, but informational for all. Recent topics include addiction to caffeine and treating addiction with medication.