Prejudice and addiction in treatment settings: How can clinicians face personal bias?September 21st, 2016
Holly Parker, Ph.D. places addiction in a larger human context, calling for compassion, understanding, and support. Her argument? The stigma linked to substance addiction is a form of social denial about just how human it is to turn to alcohol and drugs to steer clear of what hurts. More here.
12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.
Meth is one of the most expensive drugs to produce and to obtain. Moreover, it costs you and our society a lot more in indirect expenses. How much exactly? We outline the real costs of meth use and abuse in this infographic.
Yes, Vicodin can lead to addiction. Read about what Vicodin's chemistry, what makes Vicodin addictive, and the ways you can avoid addiction...plus, more here.
Dealing with negative stinkin' thinking in addiction recovery? Is it possible to restructure the perception you've built about yourself? Learn more on the causes of low self-esteem and techniques on how to get it back in this BOOK REVIEW!
Why do people use oxycodone? Is it addictive? Everything you need to know about oxycodone is listed here:
You may be familiar with painkillers and alternative pain management methods, BUT do you know about the Open Focus™ technique to treat chronic pain? Open Focus™ dissolves chronic pain and stress by shifting your focus of attention. Learn more here.
Over 100 teens per hour, that is about 2,500 per day, abuse prescription medications for the first time in their lives. We outline the significant statistics and what can parents do about it, here.
Want to eat healthy, exercise, quit smoking, cut down on drinking, or stop popping pills? Learn how "Changing to Thrive" can help you identify your current Stage of Change and how you can move forward at your own pace to increase happiness. More here in our book review.
Do you view addiction interventions as opportunities to “gang up” on an addicted loved one? Here is why interventions, if done right, are exactly the opposite of an ambush!
How can you know if your boss has narcissistic traits? Dr. Louise Stanger explains how you can work with a narcissist boss and deal with communication difficulties. More here.
Using Spice or any synthetic cannabis products change the way your brain functions and can cause risky changes to your psyche, mood, and behavior. Check out our infographic on Spice's effects on your brain to learn more.