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5 Fears That Keep You From Getting Alcohol and Drug Treatment

The post 5 Fears That Keep You From Getting Alcohol and Drug Treatment appeared first on Sober Nation. It can take a long time and a lot of heartache to get to the point in your addiction where you decide that you need alcohol and drug treatment. Show More Summary

A Recipe for Dealing with Stress & Depression

The post A Recipe for Dealing with Stress & Depression appeared first on Sober Nation. Recovery for me is the space between what happens in life and the breathing space to deal with it. It’s that place of reflection. It’s the difference between response and reaction. Show More Summary

Chill Out With These Healthy Relaxation Tips

The post Chill Out With These Healthy Relaxation Tips appeared first on Sober Nation. Prior to entering recovery, the term “relaxation” was usually correlated with ingesting some type of downer that artificially provided you with a feeling of calm and serenity. Show More Summary

Reboot Your Recovery

The post Reboot Your Recovery appeared first on Sober Nation. The truth is, is we are never as safe as we think. It’s always terrifying and humbling to hear about friends or mentors relapsing after achieving multiple years of recovery. Show More Summary

FDA Looking for Apps to Combat Opioid Overdose

The Food and Drug Administration this week launched the 2016 Naloxone App Competition to look for innovative technologies to fight the opioid epidemic. The post FDA Looking for Apps to Combat Opioid Overdose appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

American Indian Tribal Leaders Meet With Justice Department About Opioid Epidemic

The U.S. Justice Department is scheduled to meet with American Indian tribal leaders from northern New Mexico about the opioid epidemic, the Associated Press reports. The post American Indian Tribal Leaders Meet With Justice Department About Opioid Epidemic appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Tobacco Smoke Changes Chemical Code on DNA: Study

A new study helps explain how tobacco smoke causes changes to DNA. Reuters reports researchers have found tobacco smoke changes a chemical code on DNA, which can sometimes alter gene activity. The post Tobacco Smoke Changes Chemical Code on DNA: Study appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Seattle Moves Ahead With Plan to Open Nation’s First Supervised Heroin-Injection Clinics

Seattle is moving ahead with plans to open the nation’s first supervised heroin-injection clinics, the Los Angeles Times reports. The government-supported clinics would allow people addicted to heroin to legally use the drug while being...Show More Summary

In the News – Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, September 16- Thursday, September 22, 2016. The post In the News – Other Headlines of Interest appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Maybe Dating in Recovery Is Possible

The post Maybe Dating in Recovery Is Possible appeared first on Sober Nation. In recovery many people feel quite lonely, and it really is normal for someone to seek out the companionship of others. However, a staple in recovery is that...Show More Summary

Many Myths Surround Molly and Ecstasy: Expert

There are many misperceptions about MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or Molly, according to a researcher on substance abuse at the University of South Florida. One of the most common myths is that Molly is a pure form of Ecstasy, says Khary Rigg, PhD. The post Many Myths Surround Molly and Ecstasy: Expert appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

One-Third of American Adults Used Prescription Painkillers Last Year

A new government survey finds 35 percent of American adults were prescribed painkillers last year, The Washington Post reports. The post One-Third of American Adults Used Prescription Painkillers Last Year appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Many Doctors Who Prescribe Buprenorphine Could Be Treating More Patients: Study

Many doctors who are allowed to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction are treating many fewer patients than they could be, a new study finds. The post Many Doctors Who Prescribe Buprenorphine Could Be Treating More Patients: Study appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Teens With Bipolar Disorder at Increased Risk of Substance Use Disorder

Teens with bipolar disorder are at increased risk of substance use disorder as they get older, a study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has found. The post Teens With Bipolar Disorder at Increased Risk of Substance Use Disorder appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

States Reconsider Drug-Free School Zones

Drug-free school zones, which became popular in the late 1980s, are under reconsideration in many states as the focus has shifted from crack cocaine to opioids, according to Stateline. The post States Reconsider Drug-Free School Zones appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Ask An Addict: Old Friends & New Amends

The post Ask An Addict: Old Friends & New Amends appeared first on Sober Nation. One of the first, and the most amazing, things that you’ll discover in sobriety is that you are able to connect with people again. Your family, your friends,...Show More Summary

Checklist for Starting College Sober – SCS #5

The post Checklist for Starting College Sober – SCS #5 appeared first on Sober Nation. I can remember how excited I was for school to start. It’s not like high school where you see the same people every day and senioritis disrupted your stomach each morning as your alarm went off. Show More Summary

Government Kicks Off Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

The Obama Administration on Monday announced the launch of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. The administration is unveiling a series of new initiatives to fight the epidemic, and is calling on Congress to provide...Show More Summary

Drug Companies Resisted Washington State’s Effort to Limit Opioid Prescribing

Drug manufacturers and nonprofits funded by those companies resisted efforts by Washington state to place limits on prescriptions for opioid painkillers, according to the Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity. The post Drug Companies Resisted Washington State’s Effort to Limit Opioid Prescribing appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Websites, Stores Selling E-Cigarettes to Minors

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to 24 websites for illegally selling e-cigarettes to minors, The Wall Street Journal reports. The agency banned e-cigarette sales to anyone under 18 years old earlier this year. The post FDA Issues Warning Letters to Websites, Stores Selling E-Cigarettes to Minors appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

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