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A New Study Reports Positive Results Following a Study on Opioid Use and Abstinence

Friday, May 29th, 2020

As we conduct more research into addictions, results reveal varying possibilities of battling the opioid crisis. In addition to therapeutic measures to fight the psychological aspects of opioid use disorder (OUD), researchers look into the pharmacological… Read More


Death Rates Due to Drug Use

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the rate of overdose deaths increased by three times between the years 1999 and 2016. In the United States, drug overdose deaths involving opioids continue to increase. Death… Read More


5 Ways to Develop More Self-awareness

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Much of the recovery from a substance use disorder is about increasing your emotional intelligence. While cognitive intelligence is reflected in your ability to do well on tests and in school, emotional intelligence is reflected in… Read More


Psychiatric Patients Report Higher Opioid Use Than Previous Years

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

In a recent study, the University of Waterloo found that opioid use among patients within psychiatric hospitals is an issue that needs addressing. Mental illness, substance use, and pain all contribute to the higher measures of… Read More


Moving Past Shame While Healing in Recovery

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor, defines shame as: “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging.” Shame is a sincerely powerful emotion that can haunt… Read More


Pregnant Women who Abuse Opioids put Their Unborn Children at Significant Risk

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Would you believe that there already exist victims of the opioid epidemic who haven’t even been born yet? If that sounds like a science fiction plot, it’s not.  Sadly, a new study shows that the consequences… Read More


9 Symptoms of Work Addiction

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Work addiction is a behavioral addiction. From the outside, it can look very much like ambition or dedication, but in fact people addicted to work are often driven by insecurity, the need for approval, or the… Read More


Higher Education May Impact Drinking Behaviors and Possibly Reduce the Risk of Alcohol Dependence

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Alcohol consumption is a main risk factor for disability and death around the world. Pinpointing reasons related to quantity of alcohol consumed, amount of time, and what people drink are important for improving strategies related to… Read More


The Necessity of a Cultural Shift: Using Psychological Interventions for Preventing Opioid Misuse

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Although psychological-based interventions and treatments prove extremely helpful for preventing opioid misuse, as evidenced by numerous studies and extensive research, widespread implementation of these treatments requires a large cultural shift towards a biopsychosocial model of treatment…. Read More


Sobriety Support Groups

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Alcoholics Anonymous is a successful fellowship that implements the 12 steps to ensure you fix the problems you caused as a result of addiction and to seek treatment. But, Alcoholics Anonymous may not work for everyone…. Read More


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