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For many the point of smoking marijuana is to get high, but Israeli researchers have bred a cannabis plant that looks, smells and tastes like ordinary marijuana, minus one important ingredient. The new plants lack THC, the active ingredient responsible for pot’s high. This may not be cause for rejoicing among recreational marijuana users, but […]

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially approved the final diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). This update features a number of important changes and some notable exclusions. The update, due to be released in spring 2013, is the first new version in 20 years. […]

It can be overwhelming trying to keep up with the latest trends in addiction, what new warning signs parents and teachers should be on the lookout for, and the latest everyday item teens are using to get high and endanger their health. Sometimes it is best to get back to basics. Our general understanding of […]

Smarter doesn’t equal drug-free, according to a new study. Apparently, intelligence doesn’t carry over to the ability to “just say no.” A new British study finds children with high IQs are actually more likely to use drugs as adults than people who score low on IQ tests as children. The data can be traced back […]

Puffing on pot can make you nearly three times more likely to develop the incurable lung disorder COPD. Marijuana isn’t just hazardous to your health just because it causes distorted perception, memory issues, loss of coordination, increased heart rate and affects brain function. Regularly lighting up can also lead to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). […]

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The connection between chemical or alcohol addictions and our health has been well known for many years. In modern science, we now understand how genetic and emotional issues play a role in substance use as well. Just as mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, ADHD or bipolar disorder can contribute to addiction, issues with getting […]

Researchers find a link between heavy drinking and this growing health problem. We’ve all heard the warnings about gum disease: It can be a precursor to heart disease, lung disease and diabetes. So you brush and floss, but what else can you do to keep your mouth healthy? Cut down on your alcohol consumption. For […]

You’re ready to get help and you have our toll-free number by the phone. Before you dial, though, you want to know just what to expect once you make that call. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get along with answers that should put your mind at ease. What should I […]

The goal of treatment is recovery, but very few centers track the results of their programs as extensively as Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), which oversees The Oaks at La Paloma Treatment Center. One of very few treatment programs in the country to collect five-year comprehensive outcomes data on all clients after discharge, FRN attributes the […]