Holly Parker, Ph.D. places addiction in a larger human context, calling for compassion, understanding, and support. Her argument? The stigma linked to substance addiction is a form of social denial about just how human it is to turn to alcohol and drugs to steer clear of what hurts. More here.
12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.
Meth is one of the most expensive drugs to produce and to obtain. Moreover, it costs you and our society a lot more in indirect expenses. How much exactly? We outline the real costs of meth use and abuse in this infographic.
Ultram addiction treatment includes physical and psychological therapies which need to be carefully monitored by medical professionals. More about the available treatment options and resources for Ultram addiction help here.
In this article, Dr. Walton discusses strategies that counselors can use to identify and address personal prejudices and biases, specifically in relation to addiction.
Yes, Vicodin can lead to addiction. Read about what Vicodin's chemistry, what makes Vicodin addictive, and the ways you can avoid addiction...plus, more here.
Why do people use oxycodone? Is it addictive? Everything you need to know about oxycodone is listed here:
Is alcoholism or drug addiction in your family history? Here is how your genetics – and a variety of social and environmental factors -can contribute to developing addictive behaviors. Simple explanations here.
You may be familiar with painkillers and alternative pain management methods, BUT do you know about the Open Focus™ technique to treat chronic pain? Open Focus™ dissolves chronic pain and stress by shifting your focus of attention. Learn more here.
Over 100 teens per hour, that is about 2,500 per day, abuse prescription medications for the first time in their lives. We outline the significant statistics and what can parents do about it, here.
Want to eat healthy, exercise, quit smoking, cut down on drinking, or stop popping pills? Learn how "Changing to Thrive" can help you identify your current Stage of Change and how you can move forward at your own pace to increase happiness. More here in our book review.