Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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May 29, 2015
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SAMHSA’s New Guidelines on Medication Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

In acknowledgement of National Alcohol Awareness Month in April, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released new guidelines for medication-assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder, in hopes of raising the standard for better use of medications in … Continue reading

May 28, 2015
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Is There A Link Between Poor Sleep And Alcohol/Drug Addiction?

A link was found between sleep problems and binge drinking, driving under the influence and taking part in risky sexual behavior, which is seen more in the younger population than the older. According to Tim Roehrs from Henry Ford Hospital, … Continue reading

May 27, 2015
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Scientists Get Closer To Making Anti-Cocaine Vaccine

What if a vaccine could end cocaine addiction, or at least eliminate the “addictive buzz” that cocaine causes in a dependency problem? Now, scientists are coming close to inventing just that, which is discussed more thoroughly in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics by researchers … Continue reading

May 26, 2015
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Are Incarceration Rates Too High To Back Drug Laws?

The criminal justice system may at times be under heavy scrutiny and criticism, especially when incarcerating inmates for drug possession, use and distribution. The law states that those actions are punishable very clearly—but what about individuals who are going through … Continue reading

May 22, 2015
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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Statistics

Of the most common addictions in the US, cigarettes and alcohol take the lead by far, also responsible for hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths each year. They are also more common in lower socioeconomic classes. Here are other facts … Continue reading

May 21, 2015
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Facts about Impulse Control Disorders

Impulse Control disorders are defined as an obsessive impulse that an individual must compulsively act on. This definition is parallel to self-destructive behavior such as gambling, stealing, shopping, but also, addiction (drug abuse and dependency). Here are some interesting facts about impulse control disorders. … Continue reading

May 20, 2015
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Facts You Should Know About SASSI – Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory

SASSI – or The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory is an official method used to evaluate whether or not an individual is struggling with a substance abuse disorder. The assessment is in a questionnaire format, which makes it easy and … Continue reading

May 19, 2015
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How to Know If You’re Addicted to Exercise

It’s generally a rule-of-thumb that anything in excess is most likely harmful to the body and mind—yes, even exercise. In our culture, we see a big difference between a crowd of smokers and drinkers, and a crowd of people exercising or … Continue reading