• Eat Up: 7 Super Foods to Support Recovery

    Replacing vital nutrients and vitamins is essential during recovery.

    Replacing vital nutrients and vitamins is essential during recovery.

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    Some believe a person in early recovery should splurge on junk foods, fats and sweets. But why fight two dragons when slaying one is enough? Addiction and Nutrition Substance abuse directly affects basic nutrition and wellness…and not in a good way. Alcohol impedes the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, opiates affect digestive health and stimulants [...]

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  • Study Highlights a Deadly Result of Benzo Abuse

    Can benzo abuse really increase the odds of committing homicide?

    Can benzo abuse really increase the odds of committing homicide?

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    There’s no doubt that prescription drugs affect the way users think and feel. Whether it’s an anti-depression medication to help improve mood, an anti-anxiety pill to calm nerves or a painkiller to ease chronic pain, these drugs have an enormous impact on our bodies and, therefore, our decision making. Not all of the effects are [...]

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  • A Father’s Day Wish for Those Touched by Addiction

    Getting to know my father as a sober man has been an amazing gift.

    Getting to know my father as a sober man has been an amazing gift.

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    When Nathan* was growing up, he thought it was perfectly normal to have a father who screamed at him, smelled of whiskey and lost jobs on a regular basis. Like thousands of other kids, his father’s alcoholism was something the whole family had become accustomed to. Here’s what Nathan had to say about growing up [...]

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  • 5 Subtle Signs of an Eating Disorder

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    In today’s media landscape, we are bombarded by marketing campaigns and advertising tactics that commonly rely on unrealistic ideals of beauty to sell a brand’s wares. Unfortunately, this practice has proven to be societally destructive. Dying to be Thin According to the National Eating Disorders Association, the rate of eating disorders in the U.S. has [...]

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  • Ancient Bongs Discovered with Traces of Drugs Inside

    Archaeologists unearthed two golden bongs from a Russian dig site.

    Archaeologists unearthed two golden bongs from a Russian dig site.

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    It’s safe to say that drug use is hardly a new phenomenon. Tobacco was used as a ritual substance by Native Americans long before Western settlers ever got hold of it in the 16th century, while the opium that some are addicted to today was first cultivated by Sumerians in 3400 B.C. Real-life proof of [...]

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Study Highlights a Deadly Result of Benzo Abuse

Can benzo abuse really increase the odds of committing homicide?

There’s no doubt that prescription drugs affect the way users think and feel. Whether it’s an anti-depression medication to help improve mood, an anti-anxiety pill to calm nerves or a painkiller to ease chronic pain, these drugs have an enormous impact on our bodies and, therefore, our decision making. Not all of the effects are [...]

5 Subtle Signs of an Eating Disorder

In today’s media landscape, we are bombarded by marketing campaigns and advertising tactics that commonly rely on unrealistic ideals of beauty to sell a brand’s wares. Unfortunately, this practice has proven to be societally destructive. Dying to be Thin According to the National Eating Disorders Association, the rate of eating disorders in the U.S. has [...]

Ancient Bongs Discovered with Traces of Drugs Inside

Archaeologists unearthed two golden bongs from a Russian dig site.

It’s safe to say that drug use is hardly a new phenomenon. Tobacco was used as a ritual substance by Native Americans long before Western settlers ever got hold of it in the 16th century, while the opium that some are addicted to today was first cultivated by Sumerians in 3400 B.C. Real-life proof of [...]

7 of the World’s Most Unique Rehab Centers

Here's a look at some of the world's most unusual drug rehab centers.

Most rehab facilities offer group therapy, individual counseling sessions, holistic therapies, physical education and perhaps a medically supervised detox center. Some facilities may have more programs and perks than others, but they’re all set up to accommodate clients looking to leave drugs and alcohol behind. And then there are “different” inpatient treatment centers – ones [...]

Seattle Vending Machines Stocked with…Weed?

People are divided on the idea of selling pot out of vending machines.

Vending machines are most commonly known for selling candy and soda, but marijuana appears to be on that list now as well. With states like Washington now permitting marijuana for recreational use, some “ganga-preneurs” have decided that vending machines would allow users to more easily pick up the pot products they want. Pot on Demand [...]

Marijuana Remains Illegal for All Federal Employees

Despite state law, federal workers cannot legally use marijuana.

In a recent memo to federal employees, Director of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta told federal employees that marijuana remains illegal – regardless of the state the individual may be employed. Trumped by Federal Jurisdiction The memo states, “Federal law on marijuana remains unchanged. Marijuana is categorized as a controlled substance under Schedule [...]

State of Affairs: Breaking Down the Heroin Crisis Act

Will the latest piece of anti-heroin legislation see success?

Heroin use continues to be a growing problem across the United States. When government officials began cracking down on prescription drug abuse, users turned to heroin for a cheaper and longer-lasting high. The Rise of Heroin But as any former heroin user will tell you, use turns into addiction and quickly becomes a matter of [...]

Alcohol’s Complicated Link to Gender Equality

You might be surprised to learn how working women  are abusing alcohol.

Is there a dark side to gender equality in the workforce? In most cases, the answer is a resounding no, but there is one specific situation where that’s not the case. Shockingly, that situation is binge drinking among professional-level females. Female Workers and Female Drinkers Researchers have found that the female professional-level workforce is now [...]

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