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Category: Addiction Studies

National Birth Defects Prevention Month!

National Birth Defects Prevention Month!

In keeping with my usual pattern of updating you on the monthly observations relevant to addiction and addiction recovery, today I’m recognizing January as National Birth Defects Prevention Month! Each year about 150,000 babies are born with a birth defect. The most common birth defects include spinal bifida, cleft lip...

An Introduction to Holistic Healing for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

An Introduction to Holistic Healing for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

If you are a regular follower of our blog and social media venues (and if you aren’t, why the heck not? Sign up for Blog Updates, Follow us on Facebook, Tweet to us on Twitter, and Pin with us on Pinterest!) Then you know how excited I am to be...

Coming January 2016: “It Takes a Village” eBook

Coming January 2016: “It Takes a Village” eBook

For the last few months, we have been hard at work with projects behind the scenes to bring you new and amazing content for 2016! To start things off right, we are in the process of publishing our first eBooks! Within the next few days we will release two eBooks-...

An Introduction to Holistic Healing for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

An Introduction to Holistic Healing for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

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Kratom: The Trigger Masquerading as a Cure

Kratom: The Trigger Masquerading as a Cure

There’s a new danger beginning to pop up across the United States, and it’s taking the form of tea.   Kratom, which can be found in its leafy form or powdered, is being sold in alternative bars across the country as an all-natural, herbal dietary supplement which promotes relaxation and...

Can Heroin Withdrawal Kill You?

Can Heroin Withdrawal Kill You?

Heroin addicts have a 50 percent chance of survival- only half of people with a heroin substance use disorder will survive the dredges of their addiction, according to The Archives of General Psychiatry. These deaths are entirely preventable, as addiction is a disease- and there is treatment available many never...

8 Reasons Your Cat Hates You When You’re Drunk

8 Reasons Your Cat Hates You When You’re Drunk

Hopefully you’ve read Alexandrea’s rendition of Why Your Dog Hates You When You’re Drunk. But this one’s for cat lovers! 1. You’re Too Flipping Loud You don’t think you’re loud- but other people think you’re loud, and your cat? You may as well say you’re trying to deafen her. Cats...

What Addiction Does to the Family

What Addiction Does to the Family

There’s a misconception running rampant in our society; one that says addiction is a choice, and thus only affects the amoral subsect of our communities. This societal belief leads hundreds of thousands to suffer in silence, for no other reason than to avoid the shame and stigmatization. Others living with...

Why Your Dog Hates You When You’re Drunk

Why Your Dog Hates You When You’re Drunk

Getting drunk- the great American pastime. We have serious problem with booze in this country- in 2012 we drank 6.3 billion gallons of beer alone. On top of that, more than half of U.S. adults 18 years of age and older reported drinking within one month of a study conducted...

Top 5 Tips: What to Do with Yourself After Rehab

5 Reasons Out-of-State Treament is Best for You

You’ve gone through all the steps: survived detox (looking back, was it really that bad?), aced rehab, completed outpatient treatment, and are dutifully continuing therapy (riiiight?)- so what now? Many people fall prey to depression after rehabilitation because of loneliness, boredom, and an acute sense of emptiness stemming from lack...