Month: June 2018

Why Transparency and Confidentiality in Addiction Recovery Are Crucial

June 29, 2018

Addiction recovery centers are supposed to serve as safe havens for people struggling with addiction, providing an opportunity to rid themselves of dependency. Unfortunately, not all treatment centers are ethical. Treatment centers must be transparent about their practices to ensure that people entering treatment fully understand the program. Federal laws also require strict confidentiality for […]

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How Marketers Get Teens to Drink Fizzy, New Alcoholic Drinks Increasing AUD Risk

June 26, 2018

Effective advertising can encourage many different behaviors, some of which are unhealthy and dangerous. Studies have found that one of the things advertising encourages is underage drinking. Alcohol marketing helps increase the likelihood of high school and college students to drink heavily, putting them at risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Once marketers get teens […]

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Does Your Selfie Define Selfish or Selfless and Why It Adds to Social Perception

June 21, 2018

It happens multiple times a day in multiple places. It doesn’t have to be a “Kodak” moment. In fact, it’s usually not a moment at all. Selfies have permeated the social channel space and are a preferred way of providing authenticity to online dating activities. So, while you’re practicing your best duckface, choosing beauty mode […]

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How Affluence Enables Drug Addiction in Scottsdale

June 20, 2018

The risks to young adults in succumbing to drug use are rampant across the country. Depending on the area or state, certain substances will trend more than others. And for a person under 21 years of age, the operative word in this is trend. Most of the decisions made and focal points of importance in […]

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If Meth Use in Arizona Hasn’t Disappeared Why Is No One Talking About It

June 14, 2018

It would seem callous to think that the attention given to specific addictive drugs has more to do with what’s trending in the headlines or what the media deems as “newsworthy” rather than what is in the public’s greatest interest. And so it goes with addiction, media buzz and the danger of trending drugs. If […]

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Why Getting Away Makes Addiction Recovery Easier

June 8, 2018

It’s June in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson or some other city in Arizona. If statistics stand the test of time this year, we could reach 118 degrees or more. Miserable doesn’t even come close. And if you or someone you love has decided that now is the right time to get into treatment for drug or […]

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First Nonopioid to Treat Opioid Withdrawals Hitting U.S. Market, A Winning Sign

June 2, 2018

A common criticism within the drug rehab community that echoes amongst prospective patients and their families is the subject of opioid addiction and recommended protocols in how best to remove dependency of the drug. The withdrawal process from heroin and prescription pain pills can be arduous and a leading reason why many people seeking sobriety […]

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Top 10 Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

June 1, 2018

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), some 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year. And even more people succumb to preventable illnesses each year as alcohol has the potential to contribute to over 200 diseases, including liver cirrhosis and most cancers. Most of us know someone who drinks alcohol, […]

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