Addiction Recovery Blog

Kentucky sues Walgreens for its alleged role in the opioid crisis

June 14th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Kentucky has sued Walgreens for its role in the state’s opioid epidemic. Attorney General Andy Beshear filed the suit against Walgreens for its dual role as a distributor and a pharmacy, saying it allegedly failed to monitor its own operations and shipped and dispensed … [Read More]

Addictive video games may change children’s brains in the same way as drugs and alcohol, study reveals

June 12th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Fortnite and other addictive video games can have a similar effect on children’s brains as drug abuse or alcoholism, MRI scans reveal. They show the “reward” system in the brains of young heavy users of social media and video games … [Read More]

The FDA approved a drug that treats opioid addiction that isn’t addictive itself

May 21st / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave final approval for a drug shown to mitigate the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. It’s not the first treatment designed to help those with opioid addiction, but it has a distinguishing feature: It’s … [Read More]

Make The Choice To Help Your Friends Stand Up Against Their Alcohol Addictions

May 15th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Alcoholism is s familiar word to any of us. A distant relative or even someone very close to us can be a person extremely dependent on alcohol. A great deal of people in the whole country are regular drinkers, but … [Read More]

Co-Occurring Disorders: Addiction & Mental Health

May 4th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

As researchers learn more about addiction and the ways in which it affects the brain, they’re also starting to understand how substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions go hand in hand. While there are still many questions and … [Read More]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

May 3rd / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Unlike traditional Freudian psychoanalysis, which probes childhood wounds to get at the root causes … [Read More]

This engineered painkiller works like an opioid but isn’t addictive

April 28th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

What if there were a drug that did the job opiods do best — relieve pain — without prompting many of their negative side effects, especially addiction? A researcher from the University of Michigan Medical School may have done just … [Read More]

National Prescription Take Back Day

April 26th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Every day 115 people die from overdose – and misuse of prescription painkillers is a large contributor to this crisis. Thankfully, there is something we can do. Proper disposal … [Read More]

10 key reasons to maintain your recovery

April 25th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Experts Warn of Emerging ‘Stimulant Epidemic’

April 23rd / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

With the nation still reeling from the opioid crisis, drug forecasting experts say a new wave of addiction is coming and the United States isn’t ready for it. Abuse of stimulants like methamphetamine, cocaine, and even prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin is surging across the country, fed by cheap, … [Read More]

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