Category Archives: Industry News

Make Every Month National Recovery Month

October 11, 2014

Celebrating its 25th year, SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month has become an invaluable tool to spread the word on recovery from alcohol and drugs. The Academy for Addiction Professionals was proud to be a National Recovery Month Planning Partner last month. … Continue reading

Just Talking About Alcohol May Increase Aggressiveness

September 21, 2014

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” This age-old truism may not be applicable to alcohol. A team of clinicians from the UK and the US sought to understand the relationship between simply talking … Continue reading

Alprazolam Abuse Is Rising

September 5, 2014

SAMHSA has flagged yet another disturbing trend in prescription drug abuse. Based on data from its Drug Abuse Warning Network, put in place to monitor drug-related emergency department statistics, we are seeing an increase in emergency department visits related to … Continue reading

The link between heart failure and depression

May 27, 2014

There’s no doubt that depression is a significant societal concern. It is often the cause and/or the result of substance abuse and addiction. As one of the most common psychological disorders in the United States, depression affects those of all … Continue reading

Alcohol Consumption May Increase Stroke Mortality

April 20, 2014

New research conducted by the University of Eastern Finland and published in Acta Neurologica Scandinavica and retrieved in Medical News Today shows that men who drink alcohol more than twice a week have a risk of stroke mortality three times … Continue reading

Meditation & Substance Abuse

April 4, 2014

A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine sought to understand the correlation, if any, between meditation programs and mitigation of psychological stress. The study reviewed randomized clinical trials, which also accounted for the placebo effect. For clinicians in the … Continue reading

Can a New Pain Pill Mean More Addiction?

March 25, 2014

It’s just around the corner. A new opioid pain medication promises to increase the effectiveness of pain management by offering a purer form of hydrocodone will hit the shelves soon. Called Zohydro, the drug in question will be available in … Continue reading

Heroin 2.0 – It’s Back And Worse Than Ever

March 14, 2014

New data involving heroine abuse has turned up an alarming trend in the United States. While many of us have focused our concern on new designer drugs – and mind-altering substances like bath salts have garnered headlines – heroine has … Continue reading

Is The Krocodil Craze Overhyped?

February 4, 2014

For months we’ve been hearing about the “flesh-eating” drug that goes by the Russian street name Krocodil. Developed as a cheaper and more powerful substitute for heroin, the drug has made headlines with cringe-worthy images of rotted flesh in chronic … Continue reading

Compensation for Abstinence – Does it Work?

December 6, 2013

An article published in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology examined the effects of prizes and monetary value on abstinence from a drug of choice. The brief discusses two studies showing that those who were compensated for abstinence from … Continue reading

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