A recent $11 million jury verdict in California has found an L. Ron Hubbard-inspired rehabilitation center’s “negligence” to be a “substantial factor” in the death of a man who sought treatment at the facility. According to legal documents, John Cunningham became a “student” at Narconon Redwood Cliffs in 2015. His sister, Jan Cunningham, came across…


As Michigan’s opioid crisis deepens, treatment experts warn that proposed state regulatory changes could lead to widespread layoffs of substance abuse workers and even force some treatment centers to close. A public hearing is scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 17) in Lansing for comments on the proposed changes, with state officials saying new regulations are needed to…


Martin Hopkins is sitting peacefully in the pretty, sun-dappled courtyard garden of Bristol’s Chandos House addiction treatment center. He’s come a long way in six months. “I was on the streets in Plymouth. I was using heroin, crack, spice. I was trying to kill myself,” he says. The 41-year-old admits he was a one-man crime…


When a parent has a teen or teens suffering from substance abuse issues, they maybe not fully aware of the types of care available. There are many adolescent drug treatment options that you can find by contacting a substance abuse program in your area. Making contact with healthcare professionals who have experience with different curing…


It is expected that every year over 1000 people suffer from an addiction to a controlled substance. Whether the person is dependent upon alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, or prescription drugs obtained through legal or illegal means, the fact remains that an addiction can cause a number of health risks if not treated. Mental disorders, skin lesions,…


You may automatically imagine things like running, aerobics, going for a swim or to the gym, when you think about exercise. There is however, another, simpler, perhaps underrated way of getting lots of health benefits from exercise, and all you need is your own two legs. General fitness and weight loss Regular brisk walking is…


It is a general thing to listen that parents want their kids make what parents couldn’t make. This phrase includes various sorts of situations. Some parents want their kids to be the best at something. For example, they want their kids to become best football player, best musician, the best doctor, the best lawyer, etc,…


Anorexia is a serious health hazard that causes damages to almost all organs in the body and may cause permanent damages. Due to heart failure and kidney failure it may even cause death. People suffering from anorexia desperately need help. They cannot get well all by themselves. They may evade attempts at diagnosis and treatment,…


There are increased chances of developing a depressive disorder if the eating disorder goes untreated for a longer period, and however at the same time, depression and other mental health problems are also known to add to the danger of developing an eating disorder. The fact is there is a relationship between depression and eating…


Common Barriers to LGBT Individuals Receiving Adequate Health Care LGBT individuals have been marginalized by some segments of the health professions. Historically, their sexual orientations and gender diversity were labeled deviant or pathological by many in the medical and psychiatric community. As a result, many gays and lesbians do not disclose their sexual orientation to…