Psychobiotics – Key to Mental Health & Addiction Treatment?

Psychobiotics is an emerging school of investigation suggesting there is a more going on beyond probiotics. Probiotics is based on the hypothesis  that a person’s mental well-being is effected by the health of their digestive system. There is evidence from multiple studies suggesting the presence of certain types of microbes in the gut can have either positive or negative… Read more »

For Ignition Interlock Users, Life Really “Blows”

Ignition interlock devices are saving lives and making the roads safer for everyone. Drunk driving causes approximately 30% of all deaths on the roads and 11% of serious road injuries. The dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol needs no explanation. After being arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence), it is possible getting a… Read more »

How To Design A Relapse Prevention Plan

at this time of the year is a good idea. Why? Because more people in recovery for drugs and alcohol, relapse during the month of December than at any other time of the year. The 2 primary reasons are, of course, Christmas & New Years. It’s no secret they are the biggest drinking and partying… Read more »

Leftover Medications Fuel Addiction Epidemic

Between 1999 and 2014, prescription opioid sales nearly quadrupled, with adults over 40 representing the most likely demographic to use pain pills prescribed by their doctor. During this time, overdose deaths due to opioid abuse increased fourfold as well. While research strongly suggests some prescription opioid addicts turn to heroin when they can no longer… Read more »

Pharmaceutical Corporations “Push” America’s Opiate Addiction

Drug cartels are stronger and more organized than ever before. They fund their own “consumer study” groups and send well-heeled Washington lobbyists out to protect their financial interests. These cartels don’t operate in the far reaches of a foreign country either. Since 2000, more than a half-million people have died from drug overdoses, report the… Read more »

College: Adderall Epidemic On Campus

The number of students in college that are abusing Adderall is increasing at a very high rate. It has become part of the fabric of life in the modern college campuses. Adderall is a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, which are central nervous system stimulants that affect the brain and the nerves contributing to impulse… Read more »

College Recovery Programs: Sober By Degrees

College recovery programs have transformed higher education for students battling the disease of addiction. Providing a built-in community geared toward sobriety prevents entire generations of young women and men, soon to be educators, writers, scientists and leaders from falling through the cracks that alcohol and drug abuse so often rips apart. For students dealing with… Read more »

College Safety: The Clery Act

The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act better known as the Clery Act requires that all university and colleges whether private or public that receive federal funding to disclose all campus safety information and also imposes some basic requirements on the handling of sexual violence and emergency situations…. Read more »

Drunkorexia: College Students Starving For a Drink

For many people the term drunkorexia is a new term. It is the name of a disturbing new binge-drinking trend that has swept through college campuses. It is a scary new drinking culture where a person restricts food calories to make room for alcoholic drink calories. It is also known as the liquid diet. It… Read more »

College Violence: Students Acting Out Violently

College campuses should be a safe environment where students come together to share ideas as well as learn. Unfortunately, higher learning institutions are not exempted from violence. Horrific acts like those of mass shootings do bring the subject of violence in campuses at the fore-front but it is not only guns that students should be… Read more »