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  • Substance Abuse Facts and Statistics: Differences Between Men and Women
    October 16, 2018
    Every individual who suffers from substance abuse has a different experience, but there are some general trends that apply to men and women that may help inform aspects of one’s treatment. The best way to counteract substance abuse is with an individually tailored treatment plan, and this requires a...
  • Long-Term Prescription Stimulant Use: What Are the Risks of ADHD Medications?
    October 12, 2018
    The millennial generation is the first in history to be routinely prescribed stimulant medications like Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta to treat the symptoms of ADHD. Not surprisingly, many in this generation are also suffering from issues with stimulant drug abuse. Studies show that the recreational use of ADHD medications...
  • How Long-Term Alcohol Abuse Affects the Blood: Blood Disorders and Complications from Alcoholism
    October 4, 2018
    Alcohol abuse can have several impacts on one’s health, but some of the most harmful can happen at the microbiological level, where we can’t even see it. Studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse impacts the blood, including red and white blood cells alike, as well as blood cell...
  • Alcohol and Fibromyalgia: The Links Between Alcohol Abuse and Neuropathic Chronic Pain
    October 2, 2018
    What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) condition characterized by widespread pain and chronic fatigue – the source of which is subjective, and cannot be determined by tests. Because the source of the chronic pain cannot be pinpointed, diagnosis and treatment are also fairly subjective. Physicians don’t currently...
  • Teens Using Illegal Drugs Less, But Face Other Challenges (Depression, Bullying, etc.)
    September 26, 2018
    Today’s teens are very much different than the ones 10 years ago, who are very much different than the ones 10 years before that. To people older than 30, you probably don’t have to make much of an argument to get them to agree with that assessment. But if...
  • The Link Between Hunger Hormones, Substance Abuse and Addiction
    September 24, 2018
    When you start continually using a substance such as alcohol, opioids or cocaine, your body not only builds up a tolerance, but it eventually starts to develop cravings for that substance. This isn’t all too dissimilar to cravings you will have for certain kinds of food. When one’s hunger...
  • Carisoprodol (Soma) Abuse and Addiction
    September 21, 2018
    Carisoprodol/Soma abuse and addiction is becoming more common in recent years, and this may be in response to the changes surrounding opioid abuse, addiction, availability, and dangers. Abuse of non-opioid prescription drugs have become more common because the dangers of opioid prescription drug abuse have become widely known. Many...
  • Compulsivity and Addiction: How Compulsive Behavior and Substance Abuse Are Related
    September 18, 2018
    Characters with compulsive tendencies have been depicted often throughout the years in television, film and theater. Modern examples include the character Adrian Monk of the television series “Monk” and Robert McCall of “The Equalizer” film franchise. A more classic example would be Felix Unger of “The Odd Couple,” as...
  • Preventing Suicide in Those Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol
    September 14, 2018
    Did you know that this month is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? Suicide claims more than 41,000 American lives each year, so now is as good of a time as any to learn the signs of suicidal thoughts in your loved ones and to reach out to them if...
  • Men’s Only Rehab: Building Brotherhood in Recovery from Addiction
    September 13, 2018
    Reflections Recovery’s addiction treatment program for men has an added benefit – that many other addiction treatment programs – do not have; guests of our program build bonds between each other in their recovery, and form a brotherhood that lasts well beyond treatment and into long term recovery and...