Note: Some of the views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of NationalAddictionNews.com. In July, Erica Rodriguez, 20, checked herself into the Renfrew Center, a residential center for eating-disorder treatment in the Philadelphia area. Rodriguez, who has been struggling with disordered eating since she was 12, had relapsed in quarantine. "It had … Continue reading COVID-19 has more people seeking help for addiction and mental health. But treatment centers struggle with outbreaks
Communication with a loved one or friend who is in an active addiction is very challenging, to say the least; however, there IS a way to get through to him or her. Whether you are a parent, a child, a friend, a household member, or co-worker of a person actively using, you may want … Continue reading How to Communicate with an Addicted Loved One or a Loved One in Recovery. This Makes ALL the Difference!
As a practicing internist, I am very aware of the distinction between medicinal and recreational use of any psychoactive substance. Unfortunately, when it comes to marijuana, this distinction is too often and too easily blurred. Currently, there are 10 states where recreational marijuana is legal and an additional 23 states where it may be used for medical purposes. Marijuana … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: Chronic pot smoking has now been linked to THIS strange syndrome. Doctors are misdiagnosing and taking out gall bladders because they don’t know about this yet.
Teen use of marijuana may raise the risk of major depression and suicidal thoughts later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that cannabis use during the teenage years was associated with a nearly 40 percent bump in the risk of depression and a 50 percent increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts in … Continue reading Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds
A note from NationalAddictionNews.com, to those of you who use and abuse weed, opioids, benzos, antidepressants, hypnotics, stimulants, and antipsychotics. STAY HOME WITH YOUR ADDICTIONS! KEEP YOUR ADDICTIONS TO YOURSELVES AND KEEP OFF THE ROAD!!!!!!! ARE YOU TOO HIGH TO UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE THE LIKELY POTENTIAL TO KILL AND DISABLE CHILDREN, ADULTS & ANIMALS??????? Patients who … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic Spilling Over onto Roads & KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!
The Addiction Disease Theory Created the Addiction Epidemic What if the current thinking on addiction is all wrong? What if addiction treatment and the currently accepted ideas about addiction are actually making the problem worse? Think about it for a moment. There are more treatment programs today than at any point in history, with new … Continue reading Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!
As more states continue to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, questions concerning the health risks associated with the substance and its various consumption methods are on the rise. For example, what are the effects of vaporizing marijuana versus smoking it? Although limited research currently exists, there is some data and anecdotal evidence that can offer a … Continue reading Why Vaping Marijuana is SO SO DANGEROUS to Your Health
Drug trends among teens and young adults today are “not your father’s Oldsmobile,” so to speak. The whole scene has changed. We continue to have problems with commonly-used mind-altering substances that have been around for a long time such as opiates, marijuana and hallucinogens. Today, however, we add to this list increasingly bizarre practices such … Continue reading What’s Going On With Teen Drug Trends ?
If you follow any of my blogs, you know how I feel about the 12 Steps. Those groups ENRAGE me because they are NOT basing their disease theory on any facts whatsoever. Up until recently, when this disease theory has been annihilated by many renown psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals, it was all 'they' had … Continue reading If You’re 12 Stepping, Could You Be Brainwashed? Should’t You Find Out?
Addiction is not a disease Tim Holden, MMed (Psych), Psychiatrist and assistant professor The statement, in a CMAJ editorial, 1 that addiction is a disease is not supported by the evidence and reads more like a political policy statement than a reasoned intellectual argument. There has been a steady erosion of individual responsibility and loss of any concept of personal … Continue reading Why Addiction is NOT a Disease – A Clinical Evaluation by a Psychiatrist