Meth Addiction Continues To Rise In Czech Republic

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For last decade, meth addiction has been taking a toll in the Czech Republic and in Eastern Europe in general. Both the production and use of meth, or Pervitin as it is known in the region, has skyrocketed in recent years especially among teenagers and young adults. There are even significant numbers of children using […]

A New Way Forward for SAMHSA

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Established in 1992, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) works as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to deal with the issues of mental health and substance abuse in the United States. They do this by holistically providing resources and education that can support issues related to the […]

The Discovery of New Legal Psychoactive Drugs

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There are a surprising number of new drugs are being reported to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime according to their recent 2015 World Drug Report. The organization states that in the years between 2009 and 2014, 324 new psychoactive substances were reported to them. Most of these hundreds of psychoactive drugs are […]

6 Ways Alcoholics Deny They Have A Problem

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The period of time between being a full blown alcoholic and realizing we have a problem and need help, can be a difficult one. This is the time when we are fully in denial and it can last from several months to many years. During this period, we may know deep down that we have […]

The Increase of Alcohol Use Disorder

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A recent study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism showed that about one third of Americans are affected by the medical condition called alcohol use disorder, a category of illness which includes alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The study also highlighted the fact that in spite of a significant increase in the disorder […]

How Peer Support Makes A Difference During Recovery

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A peer recovery specialist, recovery coach, or mentor is an individual who has their own experience with addiction and is trained to help others through their recovery process. These specialists are normally employed by recovery centers, treatment centers and hospitals and are usually available to patients as part of their treatment. As the availability of […]

How Uber And MADD Are Teaming Up To Prevent Drunk Driving

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Drunk driving deaths continue to be a major problem here in the U.S. Studies show that every 51 minutes someone dies from an alcohol related crash, and drunk driving deaths rise dramatically during almost every major holiday. Young adults are the ones who are most affected by drunk driving deaths, with people between the ages […]

Addiction Recovery and Healing from Childhood Trauma

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Addiction doesn’t arise in a vacuum, independent of everything else going on in your life. Situations and events in your life, worries and stresses, and the degree to which you feel confident and connected in your environment can all play a role in contributing to an addiction or aiding in recovery.The lingering trauma from a […]

The Dangers of Drug Tourism

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Vacations offer exciting opportunities to travel to new places, relax, escape your daily routine, and explore life in a new culture or place. Travel can expand your horizons and create life-changing memories. However, there is a dark side to this adventurous spirit, one fraught with a great deal of risk to your health and safety. […]