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…


Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors help addicts that have problems with alcohol and drugs. They counsel addicts who are addicted to drugs, helping them identify behavioral problems related to their addiction. Counseling may be done on a one on one basis, but is frequently done in a group setting. Substance abuse counselors will often…


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…


According to an article in the April 2005 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA Archives journals there is a possibility of recovery of neuronal structure and its function due to adaptive changes in chemical activity in certain regions of the brain of former methamphetamine users who have not used the drug…


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…


For the drug or alcohol treatments addicts, there are lots of treatments available with more benefits. There are hospital detoxification units, and both outpatient and residential treatment facilities with highly qualified professional staff to help them work on the physical and emotional aspects of their addictions.   But at the heart of any successful drug…


Finding and Selecting the right alcohol or drug rehabilitation center is very complicated when it comes to entering long-term recovery from an addiction. The task of finding the “right” drug rehab center is complicated by the fact that there are over 13,000 drug rehab facilities around the country. Each of these treatment centers is unique,…