Monthly Archives: August 2016

Veterans and Addiction: Why is There a Correlation?

August 29th, 2016|

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 the military suffer from 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% of returning service members who require treatment for mental health conditions actually seek help. Even worse, a little over half of those who DO receive services get adequate care. Military Life Is a Unique Culture unto Itself Life as

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

August 22nd, 2016|

“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 Driver Mobilization According to an April 2016 article in the USA Today, Idaho ranked #3 in the country for “Most Dangerous States for Drunken Driving” in 2015. 28.5% of all traffic deaths in Idaho are due to drunk driving,

Did the FDA REALLY Approve Meth Candy?

August 15th, 2016|

"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 candy" is a medication for young children. While that isn't exactly true, the what is actually going on is a bit disconcerting, nonetheless. What You Need to Know about This New ADHD Drug In January of this year, Dallas-based

Is There a Cure for Addiction?

August 8th, 2016|

“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 a person enters a drug or alcohol rehab for the first time, they have one question on their mind— “Will this cure my addiction?” Here’s the bad news, in a short answer—there is NO current cure for addiction. But