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Category Archives: Blog

Sex Addiction and the movie, Thanks For Sharing

The movie, Thanks For Sharing in many ways, realistically addresses the struggle of sexual addiction By definition, sexual addiction is basically a scientific name to define frequent or out-of-control sexual urges, behaviors and/or compulsive thoughts. In other words, if you’re struggling with sex addiction chances are you may be doing things like looking at porn, Continue Reading

How to Help Children of Addicted Parents

Addiction and the family can be a difficult subject to talk about, but it’s an important topic to broach considering the sheer number of children affected by parents with an addiction More than 28 million Americans have seen at least one parent struggle with alcoholism, and an estimated 7.5 million live with a parent who Continue Reading

How to Cope With a Significant Other Struggling with Addiction

It doesn’t matter if it’s your boyfriend addicted to weed or if your girlfriend is an alcoholic, life together becomes a series of peaks and valleys and you never know which version of your loved one you’re going to be dealing with that day. Is it the boyfriend you met who wants to be an Continue Reading

More Reasons to Avoid Synthetic Drugs

Illness and Death Linked to Synthetic Marijuana in Colorado Senate Caucus to Address these Dangerous Drugs There were at least 150 sickened, and three deaths linked to synthetic Marijuana in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These alarming figures give credence to the fact that Continue Reading

Safe Travels: How to Stay Clean When Traveling After Rehab

For someone who has recently come out of rehab, traveling might seem like just too great a risk for a relapse If you’ve previously struggled with a drug or alcohol addiction, you may equate traveling with hard partying and blurry memories of unfamiliar locales. Unfortunately, some recovering addicts may not have the option of simply Continue Reading

How Effective Are Drug Detection Dogs?

For anyone struggling with an addiction to an illegal substance, it’s not just the physical and physiological symptoms of addiction that they have to contend with… it’s also the fact that there can be harsh consequences for being caught (often publicly) with an illegal drug. And one thing they might wonder about is how effective Continue Reading

Mail-Order your Brews - Is this the Solution, Really?

Imagine a world where instead of a trek to the liquor store, one could simply wait at home for the daily mail to stock up on one’s favorite brew. This idea may have crossed the minds of many a drinker on house arrest or one who is otherwise prevented from stocking up due to an Continue Reading

Not your Mamma’s Bracelet

Ankle bracelets are worn by women of all ages as a summertime fashion accessory, but there is one type of ankle bracelet that men wear as well, though most are not exactly happy about it. Called a SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor ), this device is yet another tool in the battle to keep Continue Reading

How Can Your Primary Care Physician Help Before and After Rehab?

Your primary care physician can play a huge role in the diagnosis, treatment of, and recovery from an addiction problem. Many times, a primary care physician is the first one to identify that there is a serious problem and is the catalyst for a patient going to rehab. So how exactly can your doctor help Continue Reading

Legalized Marijuana

Illinois has recently passed legislation to become one of 20 states that currently supports decriminalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Although the law doesn’t go into effect until January 2014, one clinic has already opened it’s doors to potential users in order to establish a “prior relationship” with clients before they may be Continue Reading