Month: June 2013

Live Forever

We’ve titled this post, “Live Forever,” but we obviously know that is not possible. Or is it? As a highly successful drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, we focus not only on being free from substances but we also promote healthy lifestyles.  The core of our treatment is science and evidence based so we understand when and why scientists look to uncover important facts regarding health and longevity.  The infographic below gives some pretty specific ways in which you can maintain vitality and vigor. Diet, body, social life, leisure and family are the keys.  If you plan to live forever then these 5 areas need some special attention. Experts believe that roughly 30% of aging is genetic while the other 70% is based on the choices we make.  So change things up a bit and live forever…!   To see this infographic full size in it’s entirety, visit...

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Female Adolescents, Family Conflicts and Alcohol Abuse

The consumption of alcohol at an early stage is of major concern especially during young teen years. Starting alcohol consumption at a young age prolongs the exposure to the health risks connected with usage of alcohol including heightened chances of developing specific cancers in the later phases of life. Not just this, those who start alcohol consumption at an early age may stretch into young adulthood and continue drinking alcohol and therefore increase the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder. Some teens try alcohol but never get addicted to it while others end up struggling with grave alcohol consumption as well as alcohol use disorder. In order to better understand the manner in which heavy alcohol use develops during adolescent stage, researchers led by Gary C.K. Chan, Adrian B. Kelly and John W. Toumbourou studied the relation between family clashes and aggravated alcohol use. The basis of the research was that heavy alcohol use tends to rise at age 14, and this is specifically true when girls go through family conflict before the age of 13. The researchers tested how conflict in family and subsequent depressed mood affects consumption of alcohol in adolescent girls. The researchers did an extended study comprising of three waves of assessments conducted every year at the ages of 12, 13 and 14. The sample consisted of 886 participants, of whom 57 percent were female. All...

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Top 10 Movie Star Addicts

Today we bring you an infographic  on the Top 10 Celebrity / Movie Stars who have or have dealt with addiction. Rounding out the top 3 are: Robert Downey Jr. Lindsey Lohan Charlie Sheen According to the infographic the most popular addictions among celebrities are: Cocaine Heroin Sex Alcohol Shopping Eating We have visited a few celebrity addictions in the past including Quentin Tarantino‘s addiction of killing off all of his characters in his films. The infographic shown above “Top 10 Celebrity Addicts” is from Rehab Helper....

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Ativan Addiction and Withdrawal Symptoms

Ativan is the generic name for Lorazepam and is prescribed for tackling anxiety. It is a benzodiazepine (or benzo) drug and it suppresses the central nervous system. It’s usually prescribed for general anxiety disorder as well as insomnia. Signs of Ativan Addiction Ativan addiction is something that may not be easily noticeable in the beginning. The symptoms of frequent use and the symptoms of addiction are mostly the same. The thing about Ativan is that not everyone who takes it becomes addicted. Even though many Ativan users take the prescription with care, some of the patients end up becoming dependent and addicted to it. But, it must be stated that getting addicted to Ativan is quite easy – both psychologically and physically. Because the drug negatively impacts the central nervous system and generates positive, relaxed feelings, it’s a highly sought after drug. Ativan Side Effects Whether or not a person is addicted to Ativan, he or she can still experience a list of side effects. The intensity of the side effects are directly correlated to the extent of usage of the drug. In a nutshell, Ativan users experience: Sleepiness Weakness Clumsiness Amnesia Agitation Insomnia Inappropriate behavior Spoiled liver function Headaches Problem with eyesight The aforementioned side effects can get more and more intense when a person becomes addicted to the drug and uses it in increased doses. With prolonged usage,...

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RSS Addiction News

  • Polysubstance Abuse: Addicted to the ‘High’ Rather Than the Drugs February 21, 2018
    Until there’s a social consensus, it bears repeating that addiction is a complex and complicated disease of the brain. People develop the condition for a variety of different reasons, which makes plotting out an effective treatment approach a challenge for patients, physicians, therapists and other addiction healthcare specialists. That said, the treatment of addiction continues […]
  • Driving Under the Influence Just Got a Lot Weirder February 14, 2018
    In all 50 states, the legal blood alcohol limit (BAC) for anyone operating a motor vehicle is .08, though advocates continue pressuring legislators to bring it down to a .05 BAC. Public awareness campaigns, new laws and stricter penalties regarding DUI violators were launched in the mid 1970s. The original campaigns highlighted the gruesome realities […]
  • Hygge [hew-guh] to Beat the Winter Blues and Improve Mental Health: The Danes Know What They’re Doing February 7, 2018
    As the grip of post-holiday wintertime clamps down on North America, it’s all too common to allow the shorter days, frigid temperatures and stress of getting back to work push us into isolation, both physically and mentally. In Denmark, where the average temperature in January is about 28 degrees Fahrenheit and 0 degrees in February, […]

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