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Category: Addiction

The Failed War On Drugs: Opioid Addiction

The Failed War On Drugs: Opioid Addiction opioids in medication cabinet

The United Nations General Assembly gathered in New York for the first time since 1998 for a special hearing on the Failed War on Drugs earlier this year. President Nixon began the war on drugs in 1971 proclaiming “America’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse”. In order to win the […]

America’s Opioid Crisis: A National Emergency?

America’s Opioid Crisis: A National Emergency? America's Opioid Crisis: A National Emergency?

Earlier this week, NPR published an article about a White House commission report that was released, urging President Trump to declare America’s opioid crisis a national emergency.1 The opioid crisis is considered by some to be a public health emergency and the article highlights the disturbing fact that drug overdoses now kill more people every […]

7 Unhealthy Ways Families Cope With Addiction

7 Unhealthy Ways Families Cope With Addiction 7 Unhealthy Ways Families Cope With Addiction

Addiction impacts every aspect of the family dynamic, including finances, behavioral roles, stability at home, and the mental, physical, and spiritual health of each family member.1 If left untreated, addiction may very well destroy the family, leaving nothing behind but the broken pieces of what used to be.

What Is Trauma-Informed Care For Addiction?

What Is Trauma-Informed Care For Addiction? The role of trauma in addiction

Did you know nearly two-thirds of all individuals receiving treatment for drug abuse report being physically, sexually or emotionally abused as a child?  While this statistic can’t be attributed as a singular cause for drug abuse, research shows that traumatic childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, crime, or accidents can lead to addictive behaviors later in life.

Inpatient Residential Rehab Austin or Outpatient Rehab

Inpatient Residential Rehab Austin or Outpatient Rehab Austin? Which facility could be right for you? Choosing the best rehab facility for you or a loved one is a difficult process. With nearly 15,000 specialized drug treatment centers in the US that offer counseling, behavioral therapy, case management, and other types of substance use disorder services,1, […]

90-Day Drug Rehab in Austin

90-Day Drug Rehab in Austin 90-day rehab in Austin

90-day drug rehab in Austin works, for individuals who have been to multiple short-term inpatient drug treatment facilities. In most cases, according to the Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment,1 long-term drug treatment provides ample time to address an “individual’s drug abuse and any associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems.”

What Is Behavioral Addiction?

What Is Behavioral Addiction? behavioral addiction

When most people think of addiction, they probably associate the condition with drug or alcohol abuse. It’s true that many cases of addiction involve substance abuse and research shows that over 21 million adults in the United States have a problem with drugs or alcohol. However, it’s also possible to become addicted to a behavior, or what is called behavioral addiction.

Peer Pressure and Drug Abuse: How Strong is the Link?

Peer Pressure and Drug Abuse: How Strong is the Link? child being pressured by friends

Peer pressure from children’s friends in school can have a high impact on decisions they make. Friends play a significant role in how your child makes decisions. When your child hangs out with kids who do certain things, the tendency for your child to join in greatly increases. A study done by Columbia University found that a child is six times more likely to have an alcoholic drink if they have friends who drink.1

Rethinking Prison for Drug Offenders: Alternatives to Incarceration

Rethinking Prison for Drug Offenders: Alternatives to Incarceration rethinking prison for drug offenders

Jail and prison overcrowding are a major problem in the U.S. today. Our country accounts for five percent of the world’s population, but we house 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, according to the ACLU of Texas1.

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