Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

The Love Cure for Addiction? Oxytocin Research Review

Woman Sitting Outside In Leaves A global research and review conducted into a deeper understanding of the dimensions and function of the Oxytocin elicited a groundbreaking theory. Also known as the “love hormone” or the “bonding drug,” Oxytocin is now believed to be closely-related to addictive behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse. Researchers claim that poor development of Oxytocin [...]
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About JCAHO Accreditation for Addiction Treatment Centers

Man with his smartphone Several studies have depicted significant improvements in clinical outcomes and quality of care following general accreditation programs. Considerable positive influence on clinical outcomes in various sub-specialties was also observed, including sleep treatments, chest pain, and trauma management. Especially when it comes to the rapidly changing field of behavioral health, a coveted accreditation such as the [...]
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Millennial and Drug Addiction: Reframing the Conversation

Millenial laying in the leaves A 2013 New York Times headline raised contemplation if the Millennials “stand a chance in the real world”. Current media rarely portrays the Millennial in a positive light. So is it safe to assume that the millennials are more prone to drug addiction simply because they are morally weak? Recent times have, however, unearthed addiction [...]
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Stress Relief and the Dangers of Marijuana Use, A Slow Fade

Man smoking marijuana “How did you end up in this situation?” That was my question with a broken man named Chris who was losing everything that was precious to him. His wife His kids His job His reputation What was once a magical fairy tale, life quickly turned into a nightmare. As Chris considered my question, with wet [...]
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Fentanyl Deaths: What Happens Physically to Cause Death?

Woman sitting, struggling with drug addiction While Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the most wanted men in the world, was being hunted after his escape from prison, news of illicit drug labs emerged in Mexico. A dangerous drug was reportedly manufactured at the time, so dangerous that it was called el diablito- the little devil. This little devil was fentanyl-laced [...]
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