Drug addiction and rehab research articles.

3 September 2020

Combating Addiction and Weight Loss with One Little Pill

Overweight and in Drug Rehab North America currently faces several public health problems of epidemic proportions: obesity and addiction. With an increase in prevalence of sedentary lifestyles, and high fat, high calorie foods, North Americans are more likely to be overweight or obese than ever before. Men and women alike […]
3 September 2020

Valentine’s Day in Drug Rehab

Valentine’s Day During Addiction Though Valentine’s Day is supposed to be all about love, it can be a very challenging time, especially for those in recovery or currently suffering from addiction. Addiction creates a barrier in the lives of those affected, making it difficult to maintain or build meaningful relationships. […]
3 September 2020

A Meaningful Life and Addiction Recovery

What is a meaningful life? The World Health Organization defines “participation” as being involved in life situations. Such participation brings about satisfaction and meaning to one’s life. A sense of purpose and meaning increases quality of life and longevity and can act as both a protective factor for our health, […]
3 September 2020

Rates of Cigarette Use Steadily Decline in Adolescents

Rates of Cigarette use Down, Vaping and Cannabis Use Up Nova Scotia recently banned flavored cigarettes, citing the fact that flavored tobacco products play a role in the initiation of adolescent smoking. This prohibition was made in hopes of making cigarettes less appealing to youth, with the goal of reducing […]
3 September 2020

Big Pharma Held Accountable for the Opioid Epidemic?

How Big Pharma Misrepresented the Addictive Nature of Opioids When OxyContin was first released, Purdue Pharma marketed it as a safe prescription drug, with a low risk of addiction, stating that only 1 percent of patients who are prescribed opioids become addicted. Previously, opioids had been used for patients with […]
3 September 2020

Addiction Recovery and Building Better Relationships

Importance of Social Support and Strong Relationships in Addiction Treatment and Recovery Having strong, supportive relationships carries us through the struggles we inevitably experience in our lives. Such social support is an important determinant of health, well-being, and quality of life. This is especially true while going through drug rehab, […]
3 September 2020

The Art of Addiction Recovery

What is Art Therapy? Art therapy is a non-verbal alternative to traditional drug rehab treatments. A trained therapist guides participants, allowing them to express their feelings through art, rather than speech. This mode of therapy allows patients to express their emotions and thoughts through a non-verbal medium. This unique approach […]
3 September 2020

Sober Night, All is Calm, All is Bright

Your guide for staying sober this holiday season The holiday season can be a challenging time to stay sober. With the additional stresses, a packed social schedules, and extra family time, temptations are everywhere. The key to preserving your hard-earned sobriety is planning ahead. Making sure you have a plan […]
3 September 2020

Compassion not Criminalization—Effectively Addressing Addictions

The “War on Drugs” first began as a promising solution to the immense problems with drug use and addiction experienced in North America. This hard-on-crime approach sought to punish not only traffickers and drug dealers, but also those plagued with addiction. Simultaneously, Portugal was facing a drug crisis of their […]

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