The Rise of Synthetic Drugs

The Rise of Synthetic Drugs

The following guest article on the rise of synthetic drugs has been written by James White who works for a drug rehab center. James has made it his life mission to help those who suffer with addiction. You can follow James on Twitter or email him at jgwhitecavage@gmail.com. Scary Spice, Dangerous Bath Salts and the RiseContinue Reading

Affected by Secondhand Drinking – How Do You Know?

Affected by Secondhand Drinking – How Do You Know?

How do you know if you’re affected by secondhand drinking? For those new to this concept, secondhand drinking is a term to describe the negative impacts of a person’s drinking behaviors on others. Drinking behaviors are the behaviors a person exhibits when they’ve consumed more alcohol than their liver can process, which allows the chemical inContinue Reading

Domestic Violence and the Substance Abuse Connection | Guest Author Karen Ogden

Domestic Violence and the Substance Abuse Connection | Guest Author Karen Ogden

Domestic violence and the substance abuse connection is the subject of today’s guest post by Karen Ogden. Karen Ogden is a part-time writer who works within a variety of communities as part of domestic violence outreach programs. She can be reached via email at Kareniogden@outlook.com.   Domestic Violence Belongs in the Substance Abuse Conversation by Karen OgdenContinue Reading

Self Care and Recovery for Parents of Children with Substance Use Disorders | Dave Cooke

Self Care and Recovery for Parents of Children with Substance Use Disorders | Dave Cooke

Self care and recovery for parents – seriously? Yes, seriously. If you have a child with a substance use disorder, it may be the most important thing you can do. But for so many parents, finding time or believing it’s okay to take care of themselves can be extremely difficult. Today’s guest post by Dave Cooke, founderContinue Reading

Secondhand Drinking | A Phenomenon That Affects Millions

Secondhand Drinking | A Phenomenon That Affects Millions

“Secondhand Drinking” – the negative impacts of a person’s drinking behaviors on others – is “A Phenomenon That Affects Millions.” This title is the first in my new series of Quick Guides. Why this series? They’re to share 21st Century brain and substance misuse-related research and science in a way people can use the information toContinue Reading

Treating Addiction Like Cancer – Guest Author Diane Mintz

Treating Addiction Like Cancer – Guest Author Diane Mintz

Treating addiction like cancer – why don’t we? Why don’t we given there are 23 million Americans living their lives in recovery from addiction as compared to 14.5 million Americans living their lives with a history of cancer (as of 1/1/14)? For readers of my work, you know how passionate I am about this differenceContinue Reading

What You Should Know About Addiction If You Have ADHD

What You Should Know About Addiction If You Have ADHD

ADHD and addiction - is there a link? Laura Haver explores this question in her guest post below. But first a bit of background. ADHD is one of many mental health disorders and one of the most common diagnosed in youth. A youth diagnosis is especially concerning for three reasons: 1) the stigma, misinformation and shame thatContinue Reading

#14Days on the Wagon – Accept the Challenge

Join CBS News.com’s #14Days on the Wagon challenge beginning Monday, October 6. And what is this challenge? The challenge is to give up alcohol and “any non-medically necessary drugs” for the next 14 days. As Parvati Shallow explains in the short video below, this is to help you experience the “real effects of healthier living and feel a littleContinue Reading