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29 08, 2016

Veterans and Addiction: Why is There a Correlation?

August 29th, 2016|0 Comments

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there are an estimated 23.4 million living U.S. veterans. A significant percentage of individuals who have served in military suffer with a variety of mental health conditions, such as: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Substance Abuse Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Depression Suicidal Tendencies Only about 50%

22 08, 2016

DUI/DWI Laws in Idaho: What You Need to Know

August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

“If you are going to drink, be responsible. Make sure if you are going to go drinking, have a designated driver – that’s the biggest thing. Use taxicabs, don’t get behind the wheel, because we WILL have people out there that will be looking.” ~Nez Perce County Chief Deputy Scott Gleason, talking about Idaho’s Impaired

15 08, 2016

Did the FDA REALLY Approve Meth Candy?

August 15th, 2016|0 Comments

"I am not a big fan of controlled substances that come in forms that can be easily abused – and certainly, a chewable drug falls into that category." ~Dr. Mukund Gnanadesikan, a child/adolescent psychiatrist in Napa, California Right now, the Internet is on fire with news that the Food and Drug Administration has approved "meth

8 08, 2016

Is There a Cure for Addiction?

August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

“It is far more productive, in my view, to view addiction as a behavior that operates on several levels, ranging from molecular function and structure and brain physiology to psychology, psychosocial environment, and social relations… Addiction is not a problem of one dimension.” ~Sally Satel, M.D., practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at Yale University Every time

1 08, 2016

The Benefits of Group Therapy During Addiction Recovery

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

When a person is seeking treatment for a substance abuse disorder such as alcoholism or addiction to illicit or prescription drugs, there are a number of therapeutic treatment options that, when used in combination, can prove particularly effective. One of the “tried and true” tools that a professional addiction counselor uses to help people struggling

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