Category: Addiction Treatment

One in five Billings teens knows an adult who’s sold drugs sometime in the past year, a public health consultant told stakeholders gathered at RiverStone Health on Friday. “Talk about access, right?” said consultant Katie Loveland. Loveland was citing a recent survey taken in the Billings schools by eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders. Read more at:…

About 90 percent of Americans with substance use disorders started using alcohol or other drugs before they turned 18, according to a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. “Teenage brains adapt more quickly to repeated drug use, leading to cravings and dependence,” according to an article on the website drugrehab.com. Our recent series on…

Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Addiction Treatment Center Serenity Oaks Wellness offers goal-oriented, holistic addiction recovery programs that focus on providing medical and psychotherapeutic care for both addiction and underlying mental health issues. The Serenity Oaks Wellness Team recently welcomed Dr. Akiva Daum, a highly experienced healthcare professional who shares the same vision as the Serenity…

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Ambrosia Treatment Center (Ambrosia) announced today that it will partner with Rutgers University’s Center of Alcohol Studies to advance addiction treatment. The partnership aims to build on decades of research by testing new conceptual models and identifying evidence-based best practices for addiction treatment with the goal of ultimately finding practical…

Family is the most important part of our lives. Family involvement can give immense support and hope to the addict during treatment. In a rehabilitation program, the addict goes through many emotions. Strong feelings of shame, sadness, loneliness, guilt, and hurt can surface during treatment. As the severity of the alcohol addiction increases, the addict…

Perhaps the most important thing a counselor needs to bear in mind when working with lesbian clients is that there is no one lesbian client—that there is tremendous diversity among lesbians. As women, lesbians share the diversity inherent in womanhood; they also share the experience of dealing with sexism. The range of their experiences, perspectives,…

It has become commonplace for people who are overweight to attribute their waistline to their DNA. Now, celebrities caught snorting cocaine might also be able to blame their parents. Scientists reported yesterday the discovery of a gene that increases the chances of becoming hooked on the drug. Addicts were 25% more likely to carry the…

To a greater extent, expectant parents are well-versed about the pregnancy and birthing development as pregnancy is a unique one in each couple’s lifetime. Future parents and especially mothers-to-be are receiving contradicting information about alcohol consumption and the risk to their unborn baby. How much alcohol is safe to take during pregnancy? Are there proven…