Substance Abuse Related Posts

What does MDPV have to do with Internet pioneer John McAfee, and could this dangerous psychoactive drug have played a role in a murder in Belize? Police in the tropical locale are eager to talk to the billionaire after his neighbor, US national Gregory Faull, was found shot in the head. Officials insist McAfee is […]

The sudsy new ABC nighttime soap Nashville may not be a completely realistic take on the music biz – or life in Music City (locals would never hang out at the riverfront!) – but its portrayal of addiction is hitting home. Troubled young country star Juliette (played by Hayden Panettiere) doesn’t know what to do […]

When athletes are caught violating a sport’s drug policy, we usually comment on the impact it has on their career and the sport overall. Rarely do we talk about the substance use itself. It’s almost as if drug use to enhance performance is put in a different category than other types of drug abuse. The […]

As we celebrate our country’s top leaders both past and present it’s worth taking a look at what they’ve done to help further the cause of substance abuse treatment. In the month we celebrate our presidents past and present in the United States, it seems only appropriate for those of us in the recovery community […]

What made a Nigerian woman risk her life for $6,000 by attempting to smuggle heroin into the US, and what will happen to her now? The debate rages on over our nation’s drug problem and the best way to make positive changes. Some call for harsher drug laws, while others insist incarceration isn’t the answer […]

There’s a new youth-friendly adult beverage that is sure to appeal to those under the legal drinking age. Will Adult Chocolate Milk lead to more drinking dangers? If it’s not one thing, it’s another. No sooner did the caffeine-laden alcoholic beverage Four Loko start receive negative attention for it’s popularity among teens and barely-legal twenty-somethings, […]

Not so fast. It would be great if treatment for substance abuse could be as easy as swallowing a pill, but complex diseases require professional treatment. Can a new herbal remedy reduce withdrawal symptoms from opiate addiction? The makers of Antiopes believe so. Brendan Carpenter, the CEO of Canadian company Creekside Botanicals, claims that just […]

When you have a loved one battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s easy to think of it as a simple lack of self-control, but those who know substance abuse from the inside out know that’s not the case. Addiction is often quite complicated and may have a host of contributing factors. For many […]

Those suffering from post-traumatic stress are two-to-three times more likely to becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs, a new study shows. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a response to a variety of traumatic events, according to the National Center for PTSD. Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, survivors of natural disasters, auto accidents, acts […]

For many struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, it can be hard to imagine getting back to leading a productive, fulfilling life. Ted Kennedy proved it can be done. The news was recently flooded with coverage of Senator Ted Kennedy’s death after a long battle with brain cancer. They talked about his famous family […]