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By Guest Author On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Are Non-12-Step Recovery Approaches Effective?

Although the 12 step approach to addiction recovery is possibly the best known, it is by no means the only source of support for people overcoming substance abuse. Non 12 step drug rehab encompasses different methodologies More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
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The Correlation Between Artists and Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Does Creativity and Substance Abuse Go Hand-in-Hand?

Art is a beautiful thing. It is the ultimate form of expression and it is exactly what separates humans from any other organism on Earth. We, humans, are empathetic beings and we can both feel and evoke emotions More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Marijuana long-term use linked to memory impairment: Study

Long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory say researchers. Cannabis PlantImage/Lancaster University The study has implications for both recreational users and people who use the drug More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
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What To Do If You Think You Have A Drug Or Alcohol Problem

Unfortunately, substance abuse is a common occurrence these days, and if you feel you are struggling with these issues, try not to feel ashamed or alone. In fact, many people are going through what you are too right More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Synthetic cannabinoids outbreak: 3rd death recorded in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a third individual who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, often called Spice, K2, or fake weed.  To date, 107 More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Opioid drug overdose deaths: ‘No area of the United States is exempt from this epidemic’

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. The report, from researchers at the Centers for More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Opioid epidemic: ‘Emergency department data can point to alarming increases in opioid overdoses’

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/geralt More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 5th, 2017
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Heavy marijuana or alcohol use as a teen lowers success in life: Study You think?

Young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to achieve adult life goals, according to new research by UConn Health scientists presented November 5 at the American Public Health Association 2017 More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Methanol poisoning results in 17 deaths in Ecuador

The Ecuadorean Ministry of Health now puts the death toll to the methanol poisoning outbreak to 17, according to a Yahoo Noticias report (computer translated). IMage/OpenClipart-Vectors via pixabay “We have More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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The workings of a usual alcohol rehab center

Addiction can derail us and our loved ones from the right path of our lives. Once you realize that a mistake has been made, you have to get out of it. Rehab centers are quite important for recovering alcoholics More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Prescription opioid overdose risk: Highest among individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) or depression

Individuals suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD) or depression are among those at highest risk for a serious prescription opioid overdose, according to a study published in Pain Medicine. The retrospective, More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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4 Ways Becoming Sober Can Change Your Life

Most people will agree that alcohol is enjoyable.  It tastes good when mixed in a variety of different ways.  Not only is it an activity which is accepted as a social activity, it lowers a person’s inhibitions More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Where To Find Help For Alcohol Dependency

Alcohol dependency can be a particularly cruel thing to deal with. It affects you, your family, your job, your opportunities for education of even just life improvement. And when you’re inside of the cycle, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Staggering Facts of Alcohol Abuse

The dangers of tobacco products and tobacco use have been well documented and accepted. Restrictions on smoking are now common in public places and are generally accepted. However, although the dangers of excessive More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Why Drug Addiction Treatment Is More Important Than Ever

The seriousness of addiction and the effectiveness of treatment There are over 42 million people who suffer from drug addiction and sadly, most of those people are parents or expectant mothers. What addicts do not More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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The Real Reasons Addiction Treatment Centers are Vital for Recovery

Addiction treatment centers are vital for recovery. When dealing with an addiction, it may seem like there is nowhere to turn for constructive help that actually works. It may also seem like controlling addiction More...

By Guest Author On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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A Vicious Cycle: Why It’s Utterly Important to Assess Behavioral Health as Part of Addiction Treatment

An essential aspect of recovery is the diagnosis of any behavioral or mental health issues the patient have.  Depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADD, or another disorder is present in most people who show signs More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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Designer drugs like ‘Meow Meow’, ‘NBOMe’ and ‘Foxy’ used by significant number of nightclub goers

Novel Psychoactive Substances are synthetic or “designer” drugs which have increased in popularity in recent years. Such drugs include Foxy, Smiles, “bath salts” such as Flakka and Meow Meow, psychedelics More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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When a parent’s addiction becomes a child’s depression

A parent struggling with addiction may assume that their addiction does not affect anyone else. In reality, their addiction can affect their children, causing them to develop depression and other mental health disorders More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Top Countries Most Affected by Drug Abuse – How Can the Best Drug Rehab Centers Help?

Drug addiction is a global problem that is affecting countries around the world in different ways. In some countries the drug of choice is heroin, while in others it is cocaine or alcohol. Regardless of the source More...


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