Ketamine Infusion Therapy | Is Addiction a Side Effect?

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Depression and chronic pain can put people at risk for drug abuse, hospitalization, and suicide, but a new and unlikely drug might be able to help. Ketamine, the substance known for its use as a party drug and veterinary sedative, has shown some promise in treating major depression and curbing suicidal thoughts. Ketamine infusion therapy […]


FAQs: Do I Have an Addiction?

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Before people can begin their journey to recovery, they will have to ask themselves, “Do I have an addiction?” Denial is a major component of addiction, especially for people who also exhibit a lack of awareness on substance abuse. They may be unable or unwilling to accept the reality of having a substance abuse problem, […]


“Drug Teeth” and Oral Hygiene: Can Your Smile Impact Your Recovery?

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It’s no secret that oral hygiene and drug abuse don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. When in active addiction, caring for your teeth or health, in general, is the last thing on your mind. However, after we find ourselves seeking out recovery, we start to care about these things again. But by then, the damage is done […]


Top Stories of Addiction: Uber to Pay $1.1 Million Fine for Drunken-Driver Complaints

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Uber to pay $1.1 million fine for neglecting drunk-driver complaints

According to NBC News, Uber is reportedly facing a $1.1 million fine in California for failing to handle “zero tolerance” cases against drunken drivers. In a complaint filed in April 2017 by California’s Public Utilities Commission, of the 2,047 complaints Uber received about drunken driving between August 2014 and August 2015, only 574 drivers were […]


Study: Opioid Addiction Crisis Affecting US Employers

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The nation’s opioid epidemic reaches far and wide and no place is immune to it, and that includes the workplace. A recent report by the National Safety Council offers insight into US employers’ perceptions about prescription drug use and how it affects the workplace, and the policies they use to address it. According to the […]


Teen Addicts Aren’t Getting Medications for Heroin Withdrawal

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Teen addicts battling heroin withdrawal may not be getting the full addiction treatment they need, according to recent reports in the Journal of Adolescent Health. While 26 percent of adult patients addicted to heroin receive medication during treatment, only 2 percent of adolescents do, according to MedPage Today. Teen Addicts Face Obstacles to Get Methadone, […]


Study: ‘Dripping’ Harmful to Vaping Teens

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Some teens who vape are experimenting with electronic cigarettes in a way that observers say could expose them to harmful chemicals. Research recently published in Pediatrics journal has called attention to a vaping practice called “dripping,” in which users drop e-cigarette liquids directly onto the heated coils of the vaping device before immediately inhaling the […]


Starting Fresh: Fighting for Child Custody after Rehab

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NOTE: The contents in “Starting Fresh: Fighting for Child Custody after Rehab” is meant to serve as a starting research guide for readers and should not be considered as official legal advice. Please consult your attorney before taking any action. – Starting Fresh is a four-part series about the overwhelming struggles recovering individuals face after […]