Our society recognizes that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a problem among war veterans. There has certainly been an increased awareness surrounding recent Veteran’s Day activities that will probably fade soon. Not as commonly known is the “secondhand PTSD” that many families deal with while trying to carry on while their spouse has…
Canadian researchers have found that heavy methamphetamine users may have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. In the first worldwide study of its kind, scientists from Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found evidence to support the conclusion that there may be a link between long-term heavy methamphetamine use and cannabis use in…
The growing trend of younger initiates into heroin use among suburbanites captured the attention of researchers at the Robert Crown Center for Health Education in Hinsdale, Illinois. In a 10-month study, “Understanding Suburban Heroin Use,” for the Reed Hruby Heroin Prevention Project, researchers found that Chicago area suburban heroin users have little knowledge of heroin…
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have invented a simple, eight-question test that could predict who will develop post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) after experiencing severe trauma.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 – This week Promises Treatment Centers and Promises Behavioral Health announced that the iPromises Recovery Companion, a free sobriety application that provides tools and support for those in addiction recovery, reached 20,000 downloads.
We now know that OxyContin is a dangerous, highly addictive painkiller that has turned normal, law-abiding Americans into “hillbilly” heroin addicts and criminals. We also know that executives at Purdue Pharma, the company that manufactures OxyContin, covered up the data that would have predicted such a result.
Renowned Sex Addiction Expert Speaks in Orlando: Professional Workshop on Sex and Pornography Addiction in the New Media Age
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2011 – On November 11, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., internationally known author, addiction specialist and educator Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will speak to treatment professionals, individuals and families about identifying and treating sex and pornography addictions in the age of smartphones and social media..
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 – Promises Behavioral Health, a leading provider of addiction and mental health treatment programs, announced today that it has acquired The Recovery Place addiction treatment center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Teenagers get sick of “old folks” telling them Facebook is a bad influence. They’re right, in part. Social networking sites keep teens connected to friends, give shy kids a shot at a social life, encourage teens to show empathy, and help teens express themselves.
Holistic medicine has been part of Margot Chambers’ life since she can remember. As a child, Margot had an illness that baffled western medical doctors. Her parents, who had always embraced homeopathy, brought Margot to a holistic doctor. He advised them to eliminate all sugar, nitrates and preservatives from Margot’s diet, and she never had another seizure again. This experience, Margot says, helped shape the way she sees the process of health and healing.