While it’s often during one’s college years that a person really gains a sense of identity, we’ve come to associate the college experience with partying, drinking and doing drugs. In many cases, experimentation with substance abuse is a passing interest, but there are other times when it becomes a coping mechanism and leads to addiction….

Rapper Lil Boosie is the latest celebrity to draw attention to the issue of rehabilitation vs. jail time for addicted drug offenders. Lil Boosie, aka Torrence Hatch, is a 26-year-old rapper with a successful music career. But that career – not to mention his personal life – has been derailed by a prison sentence. In…

What do you really know about this popular painkiller that is increasingly being abused? We hear so much about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs, but how much do we really know about the prescription pain relievers at the center of the news stories? Hydrocodone Basics Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic…

Find Fast Types of Drug Tests Accuracy of Drug Tests Drug Tests in Rehab and Recovery Did you know that over 21 million Americans aged 12 and older meet the criteria for substance abuse or dependency?1 Denial of a drug or alcohol problem is common among those who struggle with a substance abuse disorder. A…

Recovery may be a lifelong process, but there are still important milestones along the way. Graduation ceremonies mark the completion of treatment in a tangible way, celebrating how far each individual has come and sending them out to succeed in recovery. Celebrating Your Accomplishments Addiction experts recognize the benefit of charting progress and marking it…

Although we face many cultural issues today, addiction is surely among the most pressing. It’s a destructive, deadly disease that affects all sections of the population to some degree, which is why combating addiction remains a top priority of public officials and researchers alike. Lately, there’s been much discussion about risk factors for addiction. Through…

Over the years, it’s become expected and almost acceptable for teens and young adults to experiment with substance abuse. In fact, studies estimate that approximately 70 percent of American young adults — a demographic group consisting of individuals in the 18-to-25 age range — drink alcohol in any amount1 while more than half of those…

Recovery High Schools are increasingly popular around the USA as an effective means of rehabilitating and ensuring the long-term sobriety of teens who have gone through recovery. Drug and alcohol use remains a severe problem among school age children, with the National Institute on Drug Abuse showing that 5.4% of 8th graders, 9.8% of 10th…

Quality nutrition during addiction recovery is essential to healthy living. Because addiction alters the way the brain functions and depletes nutrients from the body, reintroducing healthy eating  habits aids the body’s healing process. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drugs that resemble the brain’s messenger system send wrong messages to both the brain…