City of Delray Beach Suing Big Pharma
06.22.2017 Addiction Prescription Drugs

Delray Beach Suing Big Pharma It is reported that the City of Delray Beach is considering holding big pharma accountable for the opioid epidemic. The mayor of Delray Beach presented the idea of suing the companies responsible for producing painkillers. Other states have made similar moves including Mississippi, West Virginia and Ohio. These lawsuits argue […]

Social Media and Anxiety
06.15.2017 Anxiety Social Media

Social Media and Anxiety It’s no secret that social media plays an extremely active role in our daily lives, with younger generations becoming particularly attached to and influenced by the various online platforms. Originally created with the idea of bringing people together, creating an open and accessible place to meet people with similar interests, and […]

Life After Addiction
06.09.2017 Addiction Addiction and Recovery

Starting Life After Treatment The journey to sobriety isn’t an easy path, but creating a fresh start in life after addiction can be even more difficult in a number of ways. Detoxing, withdrawals, and cravings are just some of the symptoms you must overcome when starting in recovery from addiction. Once you begin going back […]

New York Creates First “Opioid Court”
06.02.2017 Opioids

First “Opioid Court” Created in New York The misuse of opioids, such as heroin, morphine, and other prescription medications is a serious national problem. The first ever “opiate court” has been created in an upstate New York city. The program, which is funded by a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice, is specially designed […]

Mental Health and Addiction
06.02.2017 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Dual diagnosis mental health

Mental Health and Addiction Individuals suffering from mental health disorders are likely to abuse drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism or to self-medicate their symptoms. A depressed patient may use marijuana to numb the pain. A patient struggling with panic attacks may take Xanax or Valium to calm the symptoms or stop attacks before […]

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