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 […]

How Are Photo IDs Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse?

How Are Photo IDs Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse?

The problem of abuse of prescription drugs, particularly narcotic painkillers, continues to be an issue throughout the country. The abuse of these drugs leads to addiction, and in thousands of unfortunate instances, accidental overdose. In an attempt to curb the problem of misusing prescriptions, many state legislatures are passing laws that require patients to show […]