Posts Tagged ‘Substance Abuse’

As the abuse of legal medications leads to growing addiction rates, law enforcement is continuing with their crackdown on doctors who supply patients with painkillers illegally. The most recent instance has a Pittsburgh-area doctor at its center. In September 2012, Oliver Herndon, 40, was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison. The doctor […]

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 […]

Trying to teach your teen responsible drinking by letting them imbibe at home doesn’t lead to better behavior after all. Think your teens are safe if the alcohol they consume is at home and under your watchful eye? Think again. A study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs […]

Addiction doesn’t just affect the individual with a substance abuse problem. Loved ones are impacted, too. It’s especially hard when there are children who are affected by a parent’s drug use. Almost as difficult is finding a way to talk to your children about your addiction. Children in Substance Abuse Homes Blame Themselves

Are those with a history of childhood sexual abuse at a higher risk for substance abuse? Is there a connection between childhood sexual abuse and substance abuse? While not everyone who experiences sexual abuse as a child is destined to become addicted to drugs or alcohol, a new study shows that the rates of childhood […]

A mother is in jail after a night of drinking and drugs led to her infant daughter’s death. When warning about the dangers of drinking and drugs, we often focus on drinking and driving or the dangers of addiction and potential harm to the health of the person who is indulging. A tragic news story […]

When it comes to addiction, the pros can help determine a customized treatment plan that takes into account your specific needs, giving you the best chance of success. Addiction is a disease, not an illness like the flu or common cold. As a result, you don’t get over it from a few days of bed […]

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 […]