The Holistic Approach to Healing

Say you visit the doctor for a knee injury that occurred a few days after your grandmother passed away. Have you ever wondered why your doctor only asked about your pain and never asked if your emotions had anything to do with it? Quite frankly, the pain in your knee may actually have nothing to…

Rehab: A Revolving Door for Celebrities

It’s difficult to go even one week without hearing about a celebrity who has recently entered a rehab facility. The fact of the matter is many celebrities and public figures struggle with addictions for a variety of reasons. Often times it is a recreational habit that comes from wealth and a famous social circle. The…

What to Know About Prescription Drug Mentoring Programs

President Obama recently received a letter from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores supporting his administration’s strategy to prevent and reduce prescription drug diversion or misuse. The NACDS believes pharmacists are “uniquely qualified to provide medication therapy management services” to patients to ensure they are prescribed correctly and take medications properly. The administration has…

Age Plays Role in Addiction Susceptibility

In an article published by HealthDay, it was found that patterns of drinking during youth could act as a predictor for substance abuse later in life. The study, run by the University of Chicago, discovered that those who were classified as “heavy drinkers” had a greater sensitivity to the rewarding and stimulating effects of alcohol,…

Dennis Quaid Opens Up About Past Drug Struggles

In a recent Newsweek interview, Dennis Quaid shared information about his past, including his struggle with cocaine abuse during the 1970’s after moving to Hollywood. According to Quaid, drugs were rampant on both the movie sets and at some of the most high-status parties being thrown. He also states that money for drugs was even…

Using Social Media in the Recovery Process

The recovery process is different for each individual, but for some, a strong, supportive community is essential to thrive once they have made the commitment to remain clean and sober. A great tool to help facilitate this is the use of web resources like Facebook, Twitter and blogs that deal with addiction. Not only can…

Maintaining Recovery

Recovery is a process. It is not a Band-Aid, or a quick fix, or a magic pill. Recovery is a journey that you set out upon, not knowing where it will lead, but ultimately believing that you can only end in a better place than you began. One of the keys to experiencing the best…