Millions of dollars were swindled from an undisclosed insurance company in an alleged scam described as ‘appalling’. Five people have been arrested in connection with an alleged $3.2 million sober living home fraud scheme that preyed on vulnerable substance abuse patients to swindle millions of dollars from an insurance company, authorities announced Friday. Taken into custody…

Professional athletes are the gladiators of the modern times. Their talents, celebrity lifestyles, and persona are unprecedented. However, these professionals endure the significant stress that is sometimes not easy for them to bear. This stress can be due to physical tear and wear on the body or constant scrutiny under which they perform. Unable to…

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…

Drug addiction is a threatening disorder that needs immediate treatment; otherwise individuals with addiction problems become more addicted to these substances and are likely to face greater problems in the future. Illicit drugs have strong chemical components that could trigger compulsion among its users. A single dose of an addictive substance can seem harmless at…

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…

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…