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Category: Addiction Studies

Happy International Yoga Day! Yoga for Recovery

Happy International Yoga Day! Yoga for Recovery

Update: June 21st, 2016 Happy International Yoga Day! This beautiful day of June 21st is International Yoga Day! Take a moment to celebrate the empowering art of mind, body, spirit, and movement this ancient Indian art. Always wanted to try yoga? Why not start today? Yoga mats are about $10-$20 at many...

Coming Soon From Harbor Village: Our New Monthly eMagazine!

Coming Soon From Harbor Village: Our New Monthly eMagazine!

We’ve been hard at work here at Harbor Village, bringing you the latest news about substance abuse and addiction recovery, as well as providing insightful tips regarding rehab, support, and sober life. Rather you follow our blog regularly (we love you if you do), you only stop in occasionally (visit...

Netflix Binge and Chill? New Chart Shows What Shows Americans are Addicted to Binge Watching

Netflix Binge and Chill? New Chart Shows What Shows Americans are Addicted to Binge Watching

Streaming video services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Instant Video have change the way we watch TV– so much so that telephone companies like Verizon are getting in on the game with their own streaming apps. YouTube,  site that began as a means of sharing cute family videos...

Are Antidepressants Addictive? New Research Finds Most are Ineffective for Teens

10 Facts You Need to Know About: Prescription Drug Abuse

Adolescence: a time of physical metamorphosis, biochemical modification, and social evolution. Preteen to young adulthood is a time of growth, exploration, and burgeoning independence; a time of first kisses, first loves, first heartbreaks. It can also be a terribly dramatic time: explosive fights with friends and family members, emotional turmoil...

Fentanyl Toxicity & Overdose: 7 Videos You NEED to Watch

Fentanyl Toxicity & Overdose: 7 Videos You NEED to Watch

Fentanyl: The Opiate that Killed Prince The horrors of the deadly opiate Fentanyl is dripping from every tongue shocked by the accidental overdose death of Prince. However, fentanyl overdose and toxicity is the root of unprecedented overdose deaths around the country. Orange County, Florida- in particular- is plagued by the...

5 Reasons You Should Own a Pet in Recovery

5 Reasons You Should Own a Pet in Recovery

Pets! We love our furry, feathery, scaly, slinky companions! They bring us a different type of love and affection into our lives and some studies say they can even help extend your life. They keep us young, active, and sometimes they can keep us on the sober path. Whether you have...

Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Movie: Are We Addicted to Anime?

Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Movie:  Are We Addicted to Anime?

Why do we do this to ourselves? Why? We know live action versions of anime are awful! (There are few exceptions.) So why are we tainting Fullmetal Alchemist with the release of a live action movie? Because we want to live in fantasy; we want to become tangibly apart of...

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet #1 for Treating Common Drug Overdoses Quickly

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet #1 for Treating Common Drug Overdoses Quickly

Treating Drug Overdose Is a Race Against Time Drug overdoses can be fatal- and they often are. In 2014 47,055 Americans died from drug overdose. Accidental overdose is now the number one cause of death in America; from 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million people have died from drug...

The Prescription Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic: Are Doctors the Key to Ending It?

The Prescription Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic: Are Doctors the Key to Ending It?

There’s no way around it: Americans are addicted to prescription opioids. For every minor ache, pain, or crick, we pop a pill in our mouths- or more than one. We want our pain medications stronger, faster acting, and longer-lasting. Is that any surprise, though? Our history with opioids has been...

What’s the Difference? Uppers and Downers

What’s the Difference? Uppers and Downers

Thus far in the “What’s the Difference?” series we’ve covered Heroin and Fentanyl, Meth and Crystal Meth, K-2 and Marijuana, Beer, Wine, and Spirits, MDMA, Ecstasy, and Molly, and Crack Cocaine and Powdered Cocaine. While I certainly hope you’ve learned something in those installments, it’s time we get down to...