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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Substance Abuse

How to Prevent Substance Abuse While it’s practically impossible to prevent anyone and everyone from using illicit drugs, there are things we can all do to avoid drug and/or alcohol abuse. By sharing this knowledge with those... read more

Social Media Has Similar Effects of Drug Use?

Last week, we talked about Nomophobia – a loosely-coined fear of losing one’s cell phone. Social media is a beast all its own, but one that’s certainly connected to our affinity for the smart phone… Facebook has one billion users. Twitter... read more

Cell Phone Addiction Earns Its Name

Are you always checking for your phone? Are others often frustrated that you use your phone at dinner, during class or work meetings? In ’08, researchers in the UK invented the term Nomophobia, a.k.a “No-mobile-phobia” as the fear of and... read more

The Pros and Cons of Drug Testing Your Child

Struggling with the question, “Is my teen using drugs?” and not being 100% sure of the answer is stressful, frustrating and can consume a parent. While it’s tempting to solve the question by testing your child for drugs at home,... read more

We Knew It. M&Ms Are So Addicting.

(image via Wikipedia) Stop! Put down those delicious M&Ms! In a recent study conducted by the University of Michigan, researchers found that the popular candies produce a very similar reward reaction in the brain than that of a drug or... read more

Bradley Cooper Opens Up About His Addiction

(photo credit: Yahoo!) Actor Bradley Cooper, handsome and charming star of popular movies like The Hangover, Limitless, Wedding Crashers and The A-Team, is now coming clean about his battle with addiction. 37-year-old Bradley has... read more

Peter Barbuto: From Addict to Treatment Consultant

(Article courtesy of Common Ground) Peter Barbuto is used to seeing strange numbers flash across the screen of his iPhone all day. “It rings all weekend,” Barbuto said. “It rings all the time.” Sometimes it’s a distressed... read more

Alcohol Abuse Among Firefighters

Back in ‘93, Cincinnati’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health conducted a survey to help indicate potential stressors, psychological distresses and alcohol problems among firefighters. Out of 145 firefighters, 29% had... read more

Musician Addicts Find Hope Through Treatment

Whitney overdosed in a hotel bathroom. Amy died of alcohol poisoning. Lil Wayne admitted to his codeine addiction. It’s all too common that celebrity musicians — people whom so many of us admire, respect and aspire to be — die of drug... read more

Marijuana: Harmless vs. Harmful

Marijuana has been a subject of controversy for years; users tout its medical benefits and relatively harmless effects, while opponents cite studies that show detrimental effects on users’ brains and the likelihood that marijuana is a gateway... read more