Heroin Deaths Rise Immensely in the US

March 14th, 2016

Heroin Deaths Rise Immensely in the US

Heroin Deaths Rise Immensely in the US Many of us realize that heroin is a huge problem in the entire world, and the United States seems to have some of the biggest issues when it looks to the relationship between heroin use and the deaths that happen because of them. But, there has been an ...

A Renewed Interest in Researching LSD for Medical Uses

March 7th, 2016

A Renewed Interest in Researching LSD for Medical Uses

A Renewed Interest in Researching LSD Medical Uses What was once considered the drug of choice by the counterculture movement in the 1960s, lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD, has not only made a resurgence as a club drug, but it is also being researched for medical applications. ...

What Makes Drinking Games So Dangerous?

February 29th, 2016

What Makes Drinking Games So Dangerous?

What Makes Drinking Games So Dangerous? We’ve all heard about the different drinking games that young adults (and sometimes older adults as well) get involved in. Beer pong, is one of the most common drinking games, but there are plenty of them out there, from drinking every time that something ...

The Link Between Risky Behavior and E-Cigs

February 22nd, 2016

The Link Between Risky Behavior and E-Cigs

The Link Between Risky Behavior and E-Cigs What do you think of when you think of the word “risk?” Some people may think of people who do high profile things, like diving from cliffs or other risky tasks. But, a lot of teenagers and young adults are involved in a lot of risky behaviors. They ...

Cocaine Steals Memory Away

February 15th, 2016

Cocaine Steals Memory Away

Cocaine Steals Memory Away Cocaine steals memory away.Even though it sounds like something that may be common sense, it really isn’t. Many people will look at the effects of drugs and alcohol on their lives, but many times, they will choose to pursue the use of them anyways. Because of that, a ...

Should the Smoking Age Be Upped to 21?

February 9th, 2016

Should the Smoking Age Be Upped to 21?

Should the Smoking Age Be Upped to 21? If you have followed addiction news at all, you may have noticed that there are a number of people who are currently advocating that the smoking age, like the drinking age, should be upped to 21. They cite a number of studies that seem to support their ...

Teenagers May Suffer Greater Damage to the Brain due to Methamphetamine Use

January 25th, 2016

Teenagers May Suffer Greater Damage to the Brain due to Methamphetamine Use

A Meth addict and the brain can cause serious problems. Meth addiction is a big issue for adults and teenagers alike. However, recent studies have shown that as serious as the damage may be to an adult brain for a meth addict, the damage can be far greater to the brain of a teenager with […]

January 21st, 2016

ICD9 to ICD10 Diagnosis Changes

The following is a short guest blog post by Denny Chapin, founder of TheraThink, a mental health billing service. What are ICD codes? International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes are diagnosis codes designed to describe a patient’s disease.  These codes are used to explain ...

Adderall Abuse Continues in College Students

January 18th, 2016

Adderall Abuse Continues in College Students

It’s not a surprise to many people that teen drug abuse is an issue all over the country. Many teenagers are getting involved with all sorts of drugs, and more teens are in rehab programs than there ever have been before. Because of that, it’s important that we explore and understand the ...

Number of Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers Continues to Rise

January 11th, 2016

Number of Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers Continues to Rise

Babies that are being born addicted to Opioids is going up.Throughout the years, one of the well-known but also well-avoided topics of discussion is the number of infants born to mothers who take illegal drugs or abuse prescription drugs during their pregnancy. This has a significant and ...

Will Synthetic Drugs Get the Hammer?

January 4th, 2016

Will Synthetic Drugs Get the Hammer?

Using synthetic drugs is illegal. Synthetic drugs are something that have been discussed and debated for years. If you aren’t 100% sure as to what synthetic drugs are, they are as their name suggests; drugs that have been made instead of grown. The most common synthetic drugs that are dealt ...

Helping a Family Member with Addiction

December 28th, 2015

Helping a Family Member with Addiction

When it comes to drug addiction and family, it can make life difficult. This is in addition to the already difficult process of navigating the various aspects of life on a daily basis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2009, more than 23.5 million people needed help ...

Ireland’s Drug Mistake

December 21st, 2015

Ireland’s Drug Mistake

If you haven’t heard, Ireland made a huge error in one of the most recent laws that they passed. They, essentially, made it legal for certain hard drugs (specifically, meth and heroin) to be used throughout the country. The legal loophole had, essentially, been overlooked when the law was going ...

What to Bring to Rehab

December 14th, 2015

What to Bring to Rehab

Drug addiction is a problem. It needs addressed in order to live a more fulfilling life and not have to struggle with basic daily accomplishments. Facing that addiction is a huge problem for those with the problem. However, once you or a loved one have recognized you have a problem, and once ...

What do you do when someone you work with is addicted?

December 7th, 2015

What do you do when someone you work with is addicted?

In most work environments, there is both friendliness, and a need to know you can rely on all the team members being present and accounted for each day. When someone you work with is addicted, not only will their production and quality slip, but they may wind up taking more and more time off – ...

The risks of Prescription Medication

November 30th, 2015

The risks of Prescription Medication

You don’t have to have an addictive personality to be at risk when you use prescription medication that has addictive properties. For some people, addiction can develop as a result of being over medicated. This over medication can be caused by dosage not being properly adjusted, or the ...