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Defining Recovery: SAMHSA’s 10 Guiding Principles of Recovery

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Founded by Congress in 1992, SAMHSA’s mission is to make research, services and information more accessible to healthcare providers, as well as the general public, in the […]


Should the Purchase Age of Cigarettes and Tobacco Be Raised to 21?

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Just like alcohol, heroin and cocaine, nicotine is a drug that leads to addiction. In the brain, it increases levels of the dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of pleasure and reward that often develop into cravings. Research has shown that 95 percent of adult cigarette smokers began […]


Is There a Connection Between Depression, Anxiety and Sleep?

Last Updated on October 22, 2018 by Being unable to sleep after a long and exhausting day periodically happens to everyone. Even though our body craves rest, we’re unable to turn off the circus in our head and a good night’s snooze becomes impossible. Experts have long known that depression, anxiety and stress cause sleep […]


Shatter: A Little Dab Might Do You In

Last Updated on November 21, 2016 by Of all the ongoing medicinal and recreational marijuana debates in the country, whether or not pot is addictive ranks near the top of the list. Proponents of marijuana use continue to claim that it’s safe despite higher potency products and more efficient delivery systems, which create more intense […]


8 Ways to Keep Improving Your Life In Recovery

Last Updated on February 23, 2019 by For many people struggling with substance abuse and addiction issues, one of the hardest things to do is ask for help. Feelings of guilt and shame associated with alcohol and drug dependency are difficult to overcome, but the good news is that most people see a dramatic improvement […]


Teen Skittles Parties Aren’t What You Might Expect

Last Updated on August 21, 2019 by Since the beginning of the modern era, teenagers have been exposed to things that didn’t exist when their parents were younger. Whether it be certain types of music, technology or any number of pop culture trends, teens are more likely to experiment than their elders. That’s the natural […]


Teens Now Smoke More Marijuana Than Cigarettes

Last Updated on November 21, 2016 by The good news is that teenage drug and alcohol use, overall, is down. This is according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) 2015 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF), which released the report in December. The troublesome aspect of the survey, however, is the revelation that for […]