Addiction Recovery Blog

Doctors say controversial treatment for new moms with drug addiction a success

February 18th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Doctors say a treatment strategy is a proven success in battling the opioid epidemic among new mothers even though it still has some opponents. Doctors say a treatment strategy is a proven success in battling the opioid epidemic among new … [Read More]

Novel app may help anticipate opioid overdose

January 10th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

A recently developed app identified changes in breathing patterns that preceded likely opioid overdoses, as well as during an actual overdose, according to a report recently published in Science Translational Medicine. “Existing, human-based approaches to diagnose overdose rely on medical-grade equipment … [Read More]

The 5 Important Aspects of your Life and How Substance Abuse Affects Them

December 10th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Every action a person performs in his life has an effect on him. Repetitive and constant actions have an even bigger and deeper impact on how his life is. Of course, the facets of his life cannot be contained into … [Read More]

Mission Viejo Inpatient – Drug Rehab

October 9th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Founded in 2007 in Mission Viejo, CA our staff has helped hundreds of alcoholics and users begin the road to recovery. Let us help you or family member with the hopelessness, embarrassment, anxiety, fear and shame that has overtaken your … [Read More]

Over four decades, an ‘inexorable’ epidemic of drug overdoses reveals its inner secrets

September 21st / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Americans have long construed drugs of abuse as choices. Poor choices that can cost users their lives, to be sure, but choices nonetheless. But what if drugs of abuse are more like predators atop a nationwide ecosystem of potential prey? … [Read More]

Bring your Pet to Rehab

September 11th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The idea of leaving your pet behind to find treatment. can seem difficult to entertain But what if you didn’t have to? Animal ownership provides immeasurable therapeutic value to addiction recovery patients. Your pet is your loving and trusted companion who will love you unconditionally … [Read More]

‘Sober September’ is here

September 6th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

People who indulged this summer or are just looking for a fresh start this month are putting away the booze and joining sober September. The 30-day challenge is a month-long hiatus from drinking, where the rosé and Coronas of summer … [Read More]

‘It Starts With Mindset’: What Portugal’s Drug Policy Experts Taught Me About Addiction Treatment

September 4th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

“Change the mindset.” Goulao recognized early in the drug reform battle that society’s perception about drugs and people who use them needed to change. Everyday Portuguese people were dying, and they demanded change. People in positions of power needed education: … [Read More]

There’s “no safe level of alcohol,” major new study concludes

August 23rd / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

While some medical studies — and a great deal of media attention — have focused on possible health benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation, a large new report warns that the harms of alcohol greatly outweigh any potential beneficial effects. The authors of the … [Read More]

What Is the Best Way to Discontinue Benzodiazepines?

August 22nd / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

To examine this question, a team of investigators from Glostrup, Denmark, conducted a systematic review using standard Cochrane methods.[1] Data from 2295 patients were extracted from 35 trials. Of 18 comparison interventions, no single intervention was assessed in more than … [Read More]

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