How The Right Diet Can Help Your Depression Recovery

How The Right Diet Can Help Your Depression Recovery

By Dana Leigh Smith A healthy diet has many benefits ranging from stroke and cancer prevention to weight control. Unfortunately depression isn’t preventable, so munching on nutrient-packed foods can’t ward off the condition. Diet Tips To Aid Your Depression Recovery But don’t write off the power of eating right all together: Consuming certain nutrients and […]

How Not To Help Your Addicted Child

How Not To Help Your Addicted Child

When you realize your child has a problem with drugs or alcohol or unhealthy behaviors, you probably want to make things better. Your job as a parent from the time he was small was to protect him and take his hurt away. You’ve always tried to help him solve his problems. You can see that […]

Personal Goal Of Abstinence Has Best Outcome In Alcohol Treatment

Personal Goal Of Abstinence Has Best Outcome In Alcohol Treatment

As a rule, treatment programs for alcohol abuse/addiction have one of two main goals: establishing drinking abstinence or reducing the harm caused by a client’s/patient’s ongoing alcohol intake. However, irrespective of official program goals, people entering treatment may establish personal goals for successful program participation. In a study published in August 2014 in the Journal […]

Addiction In The Restaurant Business

Addiction In The Restaurant Business

By Edie Weinstein, LSW @EdieWeinstein1 When you exchange a home-cooked meal for one prepared and served by someone else, you enter a zone in which smiling faces may hold a secret: Chances are many staff members are “in the soup” sometimes. A recent segment on NewsWorks entitled “Behind the Scenes at Philly Restaurants, Addiction is […]

Preventing The Manufacture Of Chemical Drugs

Preventing The Manufacture Of Chemical Drugs

Strategies to curb drug use take many different forms worldwide. Some efforts focus on education while others focus on treatment and recovery. Another strategy is to eliminate the drugs themselves and the components required to manufacture them. Making that happen, however, is a challenge, because many of the chemicals used in the manufacture of illicit […]

9 Surprising Facts About Depression

9 Surprising Facts About Depression

By Linda Wasmer Andrews Major depression is one of the most common mental health disorders. About 7 percent of U.S. adults experience depression each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). For those with a substance use disorder, the risk is even higher. People with drug abuse or dependence are about twice […]