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What Factors Into Treatment Completion for Substance Use Disorders?

What Factors Into Treatment Completion for Substance Use Disorders?

There are many reasons why individuals decide to leave their treatment program. Perhaps you’re contemplating leaving your own, or maybe your loved one is thinking about leaving. No matter the situation, there are many factors that can go into a person’s decision to leave. What’s most unfortunate is leaving when a person truly needs help […]

How Does Music Impact Our Society’s View on Drugs and Alcohol?

How Does Music Impact Our Society’s View on Drugs and Alcohol?

Whether we recognize it or not, the music we hear has a significant impact on our societal views. Previous research has shown that music helps children ignite many areas of the brain for learning and development, but music, music lyrics, and music videos can also have a negative impact on the socialization of children. For […]

Researchers Find that Psychedelic Drugs Could Change Your Brain, For The Better

Researchers Find that Psychedelic Drugs Could Change Your Brain, For The Better

LSD, Psilocybin (magic mushrooms), Peyote, DMT, and Ayahuasca are all considered psychedelic drugs – hallucinogens that produce mind-altering effects. Psychedelic drugs have been said to date back to around 10,000 years ago; humans were evidenced to have used these drugs primarily for ritual ceremonies and general testing. Some research, such as that highlighted in a […]

What is Methadone?

What is Methadone?

There are many components that may comprise addiction recovery: medication, individual psychotherapy (also known as “talk therapy”), group therapy, and holistic activities such as massage therapy, meditation, acupuncture, and more. Holistically, a variety of all these components can really create a well-rounded, effective form of treatment. Methadone is a form of medication that is used […]

Media, Cannabis, and Holidays: How Do You Talk To Your Children About Drug Use?

Media, Cannabis, and Holidays: How Do You Talk To Your Children About Drug Use?

In 2017, TV hosts Anderson Cooper and co-host Andy Cohen did a segment on New Year’s Eve; they even lit a gas mask bong for an individual about to smoke marijuana, according to Fortune Magazine. At the time, the hosts were in Colorado, where marijuana is legal for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Although legal, […]