Blog Posts - Drug Addiction

Recovery News~Meet The Author for Those In Mason, MI!

. Hello, And Welcome Recovery Friends! Today is a share for all of those who live in or near Mason, MI … My dear friend and fellow Author, Aaron Emerson will be having a Meet and Greet reception and book signing on April 8th, 2016. Here is a...

Obama’s New Plans to Reduce Opioid Abuse

The annual National RX Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit was held on March 26, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Obama joined with recovery and medical professionals, low enforcement officials, and other leaders to announce additional actions that will...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 4, 2016

Opioid Vaccine in the Works

With opioid abuse continuing to be a worldwide issue, people continue to seek out new methods of treatment. One possible treatment method which has been in the works and showed promising results is an opioid vaccine. Dr. Kim Janda, a chemist at th...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 25, 2016

A Routine is Required if You Want to Recover

Addiction is an illness that inherently comes with impulsive behavior. In fact, you might even say that addiction is synonymous with impulsivity. For instance, let’s say you’re not feeling well emotionally because of a situation at work.
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 21, 2016

The Passing of Senate Bill Will Fund More Programs for Opiate Addiction

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each day there are 44 people who die from prescription painkillers overdose. This rate makes addiction to prescription painkillers that leading cause of accidental death in the United States...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 17, 2016

CDC Publishes Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published guidelines for doctors on prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The guidelines urges doctors to avoid prescribing opiate painkillers for chronic pain patients and in...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 16, 2016

Senate Approves Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) was approved by the U.S. Senate on Thursday and now moves to the House of Representatives. The bill aims to combat the U.S. opiate epidemic by moving the drug policy towards a more humane approach.
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 11, 2016

Experts are Still Looking for the Right Medication for Cocaine Addiction

Believe it or not, there is no FDA-approved medication that is effective in treating cocaine addiction. There are many forms of effective treatment, such as participating in therapy, residing at a treatment center, attending 12-step meetings, etc. Ho...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 11, 2016

Tips to Help Parents Prevent Drug Addiction in Children

It is better to attempt to prevent an addiction from occurring than to take action after it’s already reached a point of crisis. Parents play an important role in preventing drug and alcohol abuse in children and teens. If you are a parent wan...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 2, 2016

What are the 11 drug categories in the DSM-5?

By David Joel Miller. How does the DSM-5 classify drugs? There are lots of ways to categorize drugs depending on why you are doing the categorizing. In the DSM-5 the drugs are primarily classified by the way they affect the … Continue reading &...
by counseolrssoapbox on Mar 2, 2016

The Use of Acupuncture in Recovery from Addiction

It is becoming more and more apparent that in order for recovery from addiction to be successful, it needs to be holistic. It needs to address all facets of a person’s life. And for this reason, more addiction treatment centers are including se...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 1, 2016

Talking to Your Child About Drugs and Alcohol

Kids who talk to their parents about drugs and alcohol and become educated about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse are 50 percent less likely to use drugs and alcohol than kids who don’t have those conversations, according to research. Pare...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 25, 2016

Obstacles that Can Get in the Way of Addiction Treatment

Even when a person knows that they need addiction treatment, there are many obstacles that can stand in their way and prevent them from getting the help they need for months or even years. This article will address those obstacles as well as explore...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 25, 2016

Helping a Loved One Through Drug Addiction

Helping a Loved One Through Drug Addiction Helping A Loved One Through Drug Addiction: Everything You Need To Know For many of us, our worst nightmare is hearing that someone we love is addicted to drugs. The truth is when it comes to substance abuse...
by The Things Women Want on Feb 24, 2016

Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Stats

  There are over 27,000 heroin and opioid overdose deaths each year, making the opioid epidemic the worse drug crisis in American history. Here are some stats that show just how bad the heroin and opioid epidemic in America has become.   I...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 24, 2016

Infographic: Schedule I Drugs

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by Recovery Advocates on Feb 23, 2016

The Truth Behind 5 Myths Related to Addiction

Addiction continues to be an illness that is greatly misunderstood. And because of this there are some myths about addiction that exist among the general public. This article will address five of the many myths about addiction and reveal the truths b...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 23, 2016

New Recovery Book Cover Reveal of Author, Kevin Coughlin’s Book Soon To Release!

Book Titled; “Addictions: What All Parents Need to Know to Survive the Drug Epidemic.” “Parents, do you know what your teens are doing? This will be the book you’ll need to read to know.” . About The Soon To Release Book: Addiction...

Anxiety Drug Overdoses at All-Time High

The amount of anxiety drug overdoses in the U.S. is at an all-time high, according to a new study from researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania. Some of the most well-known drugs in this group include...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 22, 2016

Increased Misuse of Adderall Among Young Adults

A nationwide health study found that there has been an increase in improper use of Adderall among young adults. In 2006, 0.73 percent of adults who claimed to have took Adderall without a prescription and in 2011, that percentage jumped to 1.2 perce...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 18, 2016

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