Addiction and Your Hormones: Pointing the Finger at Estrogen

Could a hormone imbalance be to blame for your chemical dependency? The answer might surprise you. If you’re a woman, chances are you’re familiar with the effects of a fluctuating estrogen level. Symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, and depression are pretty common. But if you suffer from an actual hormonal imbalance, your overall health isn’t…

Drugs and Society

Smoke Signals: Why Are Cigarettes Such a Hot Commodity in Treatment?

Years ago, while I was in a nine-month substance abuse treatment program, I realized that everyone around me had one thing in common – they smoked. In fact, their lives seemed to revolve around the next cigarette, so much so that they weren’t putting their focus on where it should have been: on their sobriety….

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  • Addiction and Your Hormones: Pointing the Finger at Estrogen

    Could a hormone imbalance be to blame for your chemical dependency? The answer might surprise you. If you’re a woman, chances are you’re familiar with the effects of a fluctuating estrogen level. Symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, and depression are pretty common. But if you suffer from an actual hormonal imbalance, your overall health isn’t…

  • Buzzkill: Mary Jane’s Not as Relaxing as You Think

    Mellow. This is the word many people associate with marijuana. Take a few tokes and you’ll feel relaxed. As it takes effect, your stress just melts away. Mary Jane is smooth and easygoing. Right? Not so fast… It’s a common claim, but a recent study indicates this perception might not be true. Researchers found quite…

  • The Price Tag of Heroin in America: $51 Billion

    If you’re hooked on heroin, you’ll spend an average of $150 a day to support your habit. That’s nearly $55,000 per year. Heroin abuse comes with a pretty hefty price tag, unfortunately personal financial burden isn’t the only cash-flow issue left in its wake. Recent research revealed heroin abuse in the US cost our nation…

  • Public Restrooms Have Become Ground Zero in Opioid Epidemic

    The opioid epidemic has impacted countless families, but according to a recent article on NPR.org, people aren’t the only ones affected. Public restrooms have become the newest casualty in the midst of the drug epidemic sweeping across our country. “I know all the bathrooms that I can and can’t get high in,” said Eddie, 39,…

  • Here’s What Happened While Everyone Else Was Focused on Opiate Abuse

    With the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, heroin and painkiller abuse have been in the spotlight for treatment providers and law enforcement. While all eyes have been focused on this front, we may have ignored another battle that needs greater attention: since 2014, meth use has risen 30 percent. Between 2010 and 2015, regular use…

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