Obesity Surgery Increases Risk of Alcohol and Opioid Problems – Even Years After Procedure

People who have RYGB gastric bypass are at increased risk of developing alcohol and chronic opioid problems post-procedure – even years after surgery.

Setting Your Intention on Alcohol Recovery and Hope

As with anything in life, setting your intention with regards to alcohol is key. There are ample resources available to help you on your journey.

Too Little, Too Late: FDA Responds to Opioid Epidemic

Drugs get FDA approval based on limited research performed under exotic conditions by the very drug companies that stand to profit from positive research.

How is Exercise Addiction Treated?

Some preliminary protocols are being developed to address the problem of overzealous or otherwise unhealthy forms of exercise.

You Don’t Need to Have a Higher Power or Be “Spiritual” to Recover From Addiction – Even in AA

The finding that spirituality does not appear to be a big player for most people who benefit from AA should be good news for the many who are turned off by the “spiritual” side of AA.

Should the NFL Let Players Use Pot for Pain?

The NFL is a serial practitioner of drug hypocrisy. It tightly controls relatively harmless pot, but condones dangerous opioid use.

A Detailed Look at DUI Laws and Penalties in the State of Florida

Florida state lawmakers have taken away some discretion of the county courts in determining the sentence of someone pleading to or found guilty of DUI.

“What Made You Finally Quit Drinking, Mike?”

To those who are struggling right now to kick the habit: do not lose hope. There is something indefinable in every addicted person that helps us get well.

When a Loved One Struggles With Addiction: Feeling YOUR Pain

Personally, I take issue with the notion that “addiction is a family disease.” Do we say that cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are family diseases?

A Ray of Hope for Substance Abuse Treatment

President Trump has picked a real winner for the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health: Dr Elinore McCance-Katz.