New App Helps Catch Suicide Risk

Nearly half of people who die from suicide have seen a health professional of some sort in the month before their deaths and there are ways to find out who might be at risk and help them, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) says.

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What is Drug Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. Although the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that occur over time challenge an addicted person’s self-control and hamper his or her ability to resist intense impulses to take drugs.

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Study Finds Spouses of Alcoholics Can Benefit From Online Help

Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, with finding support for their situation near the top of the list.

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Sober Social Events

For alcoholics and addicts social functions are fought with uncertainty. Alcohol and drugs are prevalent. Family reunions, parties, funerals, holidays and corporate functions can trigger a relapse. Having a sober companion at your side can bring comfort and give our clients the confidence to navigate through these situations without drinking or substance using.

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Properly Nourishing The Body - Essential In Recovery

People who suffer from alcohol or drug addiction almost always experience some level of malnutrition.  Alcohol is high in empty calories that lead to feeling full but do not support the health of the body.  Drug addicts are often so distracted by the cycle of getting high, crashing and looking for another high that eating and self-care are severely neglected.

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Meditation May Reduce A Drug Users Relapse

Many people who undergo treatment for addiction will relapse and begin to use drugs again when their therapy and treatment has ended. Although, a new study suggests that meditation techniques may help prevent such a relapse. 

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