Ranking Substance Addictions

Just the idea of ranking addictions in any way can feel like attempting to figure out who is worse a cheater or a thief? But as science and medicine research continues to advance and the nature of addiction becomes clearer and more precisely understood, it becomes possible to rank substances in several ways. A recent Read More

Newly Defined Types of Drinkers

Alcoholism has been known for a long time to included mental dependency, physical dependency or both with devastating effects surround a drinker’s personal life and immediate family and friends. Often times, their drinking will lead them to make irrational decisions under impaired judgment which can get the injured or killed in such traumatic events like Read More

New Drug is 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

The experimental drug W-18 has resurfaced and is keeping law enforcement on high alert In the 1980s, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta manufactured a series of experimental opioids. Their research concluded that one of the formulations, referred to as W-18, is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl which until recently, Read More

What Does Donald Trump’s Presidency Mean for Addiction Treatment?

Since 1999, deaths from opioid abuse have quadrupled across the United States, tearing through citizens of all classes of our society and waking up our politicians to a much bigger problem. It’s not just addiction that’s the problem – it is how we treat it. In our recent election, candidates from both sides of the Read More

Recognizing the Dangers of Binge Drinking

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. As people get into the spirit, this often means that drinking increases. While sipping on a drink throughout the course of the meal usually isn’t problematic, having multiple drinks in a short period of time (also known as binge drinking) can be. The body Read More

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