Several emotional or psychological reasons may drive you into taking drugs. At times it is mere curiosity that propels you to develop an addiction to drugs over time. Drug addiction refers to the compulsive use of psychoactive drugs to such a level at which the user of drugs has no other way out and continues…

  Experts hope for continued expansion of coverage for substance-abuse treatment and broader acceptance of addiction as a brain disease requiring medical care. The harrowing brutality of the opioid crisis is old news to addiction professionals.   [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=””…

  Yoga plus Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention programs are being combined to treat people with alcohol and drug addictions at 12&12 Center for Addiction Treatment & Recovery. The programs, combined with other programs, will be the standard for those admitted for treatment starting in 2017 if funding is obtained, said Brad Collins, director of Community Relations/Research…

WITH THE publication Thursday of a comprehensive 428-page report on drug and alcohol misuse, Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has added his voice to those calling for a more vigorous, better informed approach to addiction in the United States. Dr. Murthy emphasizes the need for a public-health-based approach to the problem, one that offers sufferers…

Treatment experts say help is available for those caught in the grip of addiction, but recovery is rarely successful without professional help and a support system. It usually takes several attempts for recovering addicts to reach their goal. “The easy way is to just give up on people,” said Eric Millinder, a certified recovery specialist…

Nowadays there’s a mobile application for just about everything. Whether you’re counting calories, sharing family photos or looking for new romance (or trying to keep one alive)—even if swallowing swords is your virtual niche—the brave new world of mobile technology has something for everybody. The same trend describes the world of addiction recovery, where there’s…