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AP Gives Important New Guidelines for Discussing Addiction

The Associated Press Updates Its Stylebook to Address Addiction as a Disease Addiction will soon be discussed in a new way in newspapers, magazines and other publications, thanks to key updates the Associated Press made in June 2017 to the latest edition of its influential “AP Stylebook” — the reference guide used by news reporting …

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The Difference Between Support and Codependence

The concept of codependency was initially used to define behaviors and relationships in family members of drug abusers and alcoholics. Similar patterns have been seen in family relationships involving chronically or mentally ill individuals. At one time, debates ignited about whether codependency was a dysfunctional relationship or a personality problem. Eventually, some studies contradicted the …

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9 Chilling Effects of Alcohol on the Digestive System

Drinking too much alcohol can take a serious toll on your health. There are widely documented side effects on the brain, heart, liver, pancreas and immune system. There’s also an increased risk of cancer throughout the body.1 Multiple studies have investigated the long-term effects of alcohol on the digestive system. However, this topic has not …

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The Mental Effects of Alcohol: A Hangover Worse Than Imagined

When you think about the mental after-effects of alcohol, most likely you think of drowsiness, headaches and a general sense of regret. In other words, you think of a hangover. If you’ve ever experienced a wicked hangover, you’re not alone. No doubt, the first hangover occurred soon after prehistoric humans discovered the delightful nectar of …

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Inpatient Rehab Checklist

You’ve made the important decision to enter inpatient rehab and understandably have questions and concerns. Addiction has been a long road full of angst, bouts of depression, health problems and a host of personal problems, but it’s familiar. For first-time clients, rehab represents uncharted territory, so it’s natural to feel some trepidation, not to mention …

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Dabbing Is Here and Marijuana Culture May Never Be the Same

By Nathan Falde The practice of dabbing, which involves the inhalation of marijuana vapors in a highly concentrated form, is revolutionizing the concept of marijuana intoxication. While smoking pot in the traditional way delivers a relatively mild high, dabbing is catching on because it does precisely the opposite. The ABCs of Dabbing When marijuana plants …

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