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Category: Addiction Studies

Walgreens Introduces Narcan in 36 States and Drug Disposal in 40

What if You Knew Before? DNA Tests Can Predict Potential Addiction

The long awaited prescriptionless Narcan is finally here! (Well, almost.) In a press release from Walgreens on February 9th the pharmaceutical super-giant announced Narcan will be available in more than 500 Walgreens in 36 states. Whatsmore, Walgreens will introduce drug disposal receptacles in 40 States. Customers can drop off their...

New Research Confirmation: Marijuana Ruins Your Memory, Man

Smoking Dictates Rather You Go Out or Not

I have bad news for all my pot-loving friends out there: pot is bad for you. Now, now- before all of the pro-marijuana activists come forth ranting about all the medical applications for marijuana, hemp oil, and the like and the economic possibilities behind legalizing marijuana use: yes, there are...

Top 5 Addiction Recovery Books

Top 5 Addiction Recovery Books

Did you know reading can help improve cognition and further your sense of empathy? Reading can play a critical role in your recovery if you allow it to. In fact, studies show reading helps develop working memory- a key aspect of successful recovery from addiction. The study surrounds itself on...

Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders: The 5 Most Common Combinations

Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders: The 5 Most Common Combinations

Overcoming a substance abuse disorder can be difficult enough on its own: learning to cope with stresses without turning to drugs or alcohol, identifying the triggers of your urges, learning to handle cravings, and rebuilding your life- people in recovery must undergo a complete transformation in order to achieve sobriety....

It Takes a Village: Finding the Right Support System in Addiction Recovery

It Takes a Village: Finding the Right Support System in Addiction Recovery

If you’ve been following our blog or any of our social media pages, then you know we recently released two eBooks- both of which are available for free download now! Focused on the importance of having the right support system and holistic healing for addiction respectively, our eBooks provide insight...

New Science Supports Addiction as a Brain Disorder

New Science Supports Addiction as a Brain Disorder

American society is finally catching on to something we’ve known for a while now: addiction is a disease of the mind, not a flaw in morality. For some reason, people are quite resistant to believing that- most likely due to the anti-drug propaganda of Richard Nixon’s War on Drugs. It...

Natural Remedies for Addiction: Medicinal Plants, Essential Oils, & Reiki: Coming Soon!

Natural Remedies for Addiction: Medicinal Plants, Essential Oils, & Reiki: Coming Soon!

Hopefully you’re enjoying Holistic Healing for Addiction (Free on iBooks) and learning how to fight back against depression, anxiety, and self-hate. (Don’t forget to check out Alyx’s eBook, It Takes a Village, which teaches you how to find the right recovery support.) I loved writing Holistic Healing so much, I’ve...

Probuphine- Implant for Opioid Addiction Treatment OK’d By FDA

Probuphine- Implant for Opioid Addiction Treatment OK’d By FDA

We are on the verge of a medical breakthrough when it comes to treating opioid addiction. ARS Technica  is reporting that the FDA has recently approved a new form of treatment for opioid treatment in the form of implant technology. The new methodology would insert “matchstick-like” implants under the skin...

125 Americans Died of Overdose Everyday in 2014, What Will Happen in 2016?

125 Americans Died of Overdose Everyday in 2014, What Will Happen in 2016?

“The drug epidemic” elicits some eye-rolls and absent dismissals, whether this stems from a lack of knowledge, or abnegation of the truth, there’s no doubt in 2014, on average, 125 Americans died from overdoses by the stroke of midnight- only to continue the cycle the following day. The New York...

CDC: Rising Overdose Deaths Among Whites Described as “An Infectious Disease,” Critical Statistics

What if You Knew Before? DNA Tests Can Predict Potential Addiction

  In reports released from the Centers for Disease Control, deaths among the African American communities has sharply declined; largely their analysis cites diminishing AIDS infection rates as the source of triumph. But there is another gem: the African American community has only suffered a slight rise in overdose deaths....