Lamar Odom, Drug Overdose and Healing

Lamar Odom, Drug Overdose and Healing

Many people were stunned and saddened last week when news broke of Lamar Odom being found unconscious around 3:15 p.m. at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, on Tuesday, October 13. It has been reported that brothel employees found him lying...
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10/19 2015
Love Addiction versus Sex Addiction

Love Addiction versus Sex Addiction

Anyone who reads this title will think, “Wow, that’s a hot topic! …love addiction versus sex addiction!” Well, they are right. It is a sizzling hot topic. So hot in fact that anyone who is addicted to love or sex will be...
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10/15 2015
The Link between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

The Link between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

The link between substance abuse and domestic violence is complex. Batterers who are violent toward their significant other often misuse alcohol and drugs. Victims of domestic violence may also have a substance abuse problem that causes friction in the home. People on...
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10/15 2015
Synthetic Drugs in Vapes Have Led to Hospitalization

Synthetic Drugs in Vapes Have Led to Hospitalization

Vaping is done by using an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) device which is a personal vaporizer (PV). When the user takes a puff from the PV, they inhale an aerosol called vapor. PVs have a heating element that atomizes a liquid solution that...
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09/25 2015
Naloxone (Narcan) and Its Effects

Naloxone (Narcan) and Its Effects

Naloxone is a pure opioid antagonist medication that reverses the depression of the central nervous system and the respiratory system. In drug abuse, this depression can be caused by opioid drugs such as heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, methadone etc. Naloxone has proven...
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09/23 2015
Addiction Suppressing Brain Mechanisms

Addiction Suppressing Brain Mechanisms

According to the Scripps Research Institute there are specific brain mechanics that suppress addiction to cocaine and alcohol. The Institute was given two research grants totaling just under $4 million, to fund research into brain mechanics involved with addiction. Nobuyoshi Suto, an...
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09/21 2015
Dopamine Detox

Dopamine Detox

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter of the brain that creates feelings of euphoria, pleasure and motivation. The brain naturally produces dopamine to enhance the thinking and behavior of a person. There are many mood-enhancing substances and activities that will increase the dopamine level...
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09/18 2015
Heroin Abuse

Heroin Abuse

Heroin is a highly addictive analgesic opioid drug that is derived from morphine and is classified as a Schedule I narcotic in the U.S. The drug is available as a white to dark brown powder or as a dark sticky substance known...
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09/11 2015
Florida Cocaine Treatment

Florida Cocaine Treatment

The State of Florida has seen its fair share of cocaine addiction, considering how much of the drug is trafficked into the State via other countries. Statistically cocaine is listed as the second most trafficked illegal drug worldwide and activity is increasing....
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09/02 2015
Treatment Slogans

Treatment Slogans

By: Mike Clifford, Therapist You walk into a 12 step meeting anywhere in the world and you see placards with “slogans” printed on them. Go visit treatment modalities anywhere in the world, and you see placards with treatment slogans printed on them....
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09/02 2015