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Monthly Archives: October 2014

What the Holidays Mean if You Have a Shopping Addiction

The usual holiday shopping in preparation for the Christmas season can be especially difficult if you have a shopping addiction. What is a chore for many can quickly become a nightmare if you are in recovery for compulsive shopping, because … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Enjoy Halloween Without Alcohol

  1. Enjoy Halloween without alcohol by throwing your own party and making it clear on the invitation that this is an alcohol free event. Look online and find some spooky cocktails that do not include any alcohol and then … Continue reading

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Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Unlikely to Cause Positive Drug Screen Results

A new research study has shown that secondhand marijuana smoke is highly unlikely to cause positive drug screen results, although in some cases this may be an issue. If an individual is exposed to large amounts of secondhand marijuana in … Continue reading

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Can Pathological Gambling Cause an Altered Opioid System in the Brain?

  The latest research shows that pathological gambling can result in an altered opioid system in the brain, and there is a link between this activity and the way that the brain of the compulsive gambler responds. UK researchers believe … Continue reading

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Can National Drug Facts Week Lower Substance Abuse Among Teens?

  Substance abuse among teens in North America is high, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse which is a component of the National Institutes of Health is trying to lower these rates each year with National Drug Facts Week. … Continue reading

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