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Icelandic approach to addiction

Hi, I found this article on the beautiful way Iceland has drastically brought down the number of smoking, drinking and drug using kids. Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening In … Continue reading ?

An Interview with Fitness Superstar Leandro Carlvaho on Wellness

Fitness superstar Leandro Carvalho visited Mountainside treatment center in December 2016 to lead clients and staff in several energizing workout sessions as part of Mountainside’s First Annual Holiday Fitness Festival. Carvalho is an expert in his field, and he was generous in sharing his fitness know-how with the Mountainside community. Show More Summary

SGR Ep116 - 6 Tips to Quit Drinking in 24 Hours

In this episode, Shane makes a couple of announcements and provides resources for those seeking recovery from addiction. He also explains the 6 Quick Tips to Quit Drinking guide, and how it can help you get on the right path to a lifestyle change free from alcohol and drugs. For more resources and to download the FREE guide, go to www.ThatSoberGuy.com  

Healthy Spaghetti Squash Bowl Recipe

As someone who is always on the hunt for ways to get in more vegetables, I’m a BIG fan of spaghetti squash. When I make the family a pasta meal, I make this Healthy Spaghetti Squash Bowl recipe for myself. It allows me to have the flavours that I love from a good pasta meal […] The post Healthy Spaghetti Squash Bowl Recipe appeared first on Sober Julie.

What You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Filling Your Painkiller Prescription

The opioid epidemic is all over the news: horror stories about parents overdosing in front of their children or young athletes feeding their painkiller addictions with heroin. In 2015, there were 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers. Yet, the average person probably doesn’t know what the opioid crisis means for them. If prescribed … Continued

Experts slash opioid use while improving pain scores, study finds

A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases found patients’ pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids. As health officials across the U.S. look for ways to combat a opioid addiction crisis, the researchers believe their findings highlight one way to address the problem.

Audio: Do I Tell People I’ve Quit?

This is Sober Podcast Episode #175 for my weekly sober podcast series. Thanks to listener ‘Out-of-the-Cab’ for submitting today’s question. She asks how to explain to people that we’ve quit drinking. So in my reply, I talk about who to tell, what to say, when to say it, and how to get support. Do you […]

Link Between Alcohol Marketing and Youth Drinking Grows Stronger

A new review of studies from around the world finds young people who have greater exposure to alcohol marketing appear to be more likely subsequently to initiate alcohol use and engage in binge and hazardous drinking. The post Link Between Alcohol Marketing and Youth Drinking Grows Stronger appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Advocates Aim to Protect Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment advocates are trying to convince Republican legislators in states greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic to protect insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. The post Advocates Aim to Protect Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Police Programs Focusing on Treatment Over Jail May Lose Support Under Trump

Police organizations promoting an approach to opioids that emphasizes treatment over jail are concerned the incoming Trump Administration may focus on prosecution rather than treatment, Scientific American reports. The post Police Programs Focusing on Treatment Over Jail May Lose Support Under Trump appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Obama Grants Hundreds More Commutations to Nonviolent Drug Offenders

President Obama on Tuesday announced he was reducing or eliminating the sentences for hundreds more nonviolent drug offenders, CNN reports. He has now reduced the sentences for 1,385 people, most of whom are serving time for crimes related...Show More Summary

Some People Taking Pain Medicine Prescribed to Pets

The Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association is warning its members that some people are taking pain medicine prescribed to pets, according to The Boston Globe. The post Some People Taking Pain Medicine Prescribed to Pets appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Proportion of Babies Born Dependent on Opioids

A new government report finds a dramatic increase in the proportion of babies born dependent on opioid drugs, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers. Between 2000 and 2009 the number of infants born to women who had used opioids...Show More Summary

Does “Fake It Till You Make It” Work in Recovery Too?

I am a firm believer in faking it. Not like the guy Leonardo DiCaprio played in Catch Me if You Can who pretended to be an airline pilot.  Although he did look good in the uniform. I mean, if you’re smart enough you can pretend to know how to do something. Show More Summary

The Confusion Continues: Can Baclofen Treat Alcoholism or Not?

What happens when researchers deliver conflicting results? What should we believe? A recent study examining the effectiveness of baclofen in alcohol dependence seems to fly in the face of previous research. Experts are questioning whether or not this drug is effective in treating alcohol dependence. Just the Facts, Please Baclofen is a muscle relaxant and...

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