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Addiction And Autism Links

April happens to be Autism Awareness Month, which seems like a perfect opportunity to share some new findings uncovered by The Atlantic. Traditionally, it is believed that those who suffer from autism (a developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate or interact) often shy away...

Flexing The ‘Sober Muscle’

It is an interesting way to think of recovery. Imagine looking at sobriety like a muscle. Something that requires work outs and needs to be trained regularly. Well that's exactly what fitness influencer Mitchell Ashburn is doing and building thousands of social media followers along the...

The Family Dynamics Of Addiction

"Tough love" is a phrase that is often associated with addiction, particularly when it comes to families. Parents, brothers, sisters and beyond often choose to exercise estrangement as a coping mechanism for loved ones who are using. Other practices come into play as well, such...

De-Stigmatizing Addictions Among Minority Groups

Recently, some articles were published surrounding the tragic death of George Floyd and his reliance to painkillers. Sadly, Floyd suffered from addictions like a great majority of Americans do and the stigma around that has bled into the legal case for the man who took his life;...

The Importance Of Alcohol Awareness Month

April has arrived, which signifies positive happenings like Spring, Easter and Passover. But there is another important distinction to consider during these next 30 days and that's Alcohol Awareness Month. Every year during this time, advocacy organizations and treatment centers aim to bring more exposure to...

Protecting Children From Addictions

The best way to overcome an addiction is to never fall prey to one in the first place. Of course that's much easier said than done and there are plenty of extraneous factors that can lead people down the path of dependencies. But if there...

Cannabis Addiction Risks For Teens

There are often many debates about the addictive nature of cannabis. Now that it has become legal in many states, advocates often praise its benefits; which tie back to pain and anxiety management. But other studies have shown it to be a gateway drug, particularly for...

Understanding The Depths Of Gambling Addictions

We all know that gambling addictions can take people to some very dark places. But sometimes it's important to hear testimonials from people who have actually been through it and seen the other side. Noted Ohio publication The Columbus Dispatch recently did just that, dedicating a headline article...

2020 Alcoholism Trends

Throughout last year and the COVID-19 pandemic, we mentioned how alcohol sales were spiking and drinking habits were increasing across the country. Well now, several official stats for 2020 have been released and they are definitely confirming those trends.   The retail site Convenience Store News recently highlighted a story about...

Sober Bars Are Rising In Popularity

On the surface, it seems impossible to envision a "bar" without alcohol. Traditionally, they have always been known as drinking establishments; where people can mingle, dance, play games and socialize. But do you really need booze to do all of those things? That's a question...

Latinos Facing New Addiction Challenges

America's opioid addiction crisis has ravaged the country, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives. But it is important to examine an epidemic like this a bit closer, exploring exactly who is being hit the hardest. Interestingly, new research data is showing that the U.S. Hispanic...

Drunk Driving Tech Gains Public Support

A few months back, we discussed some new legislation that would aim to reduce the amount of drunk driving deaths across the country. This concept incorporated a bit of tech and proved to be an interesting idea. The hope was that car manufacturers would begin...

Addictions In The Startup World

In the past, we've touched on many industries that face addiction hardships. The construction field, for example, has been known to have a higher ratio of painkiller dependencies because of injuries on the job. Interestingly, those who work at Silicon Valley-type startups face these types...

Regulating ‘Alcoholic Consumables’

It is worth noting that alcoholism can be fueled by actions that go far beyond drinking. "Consumables" are a prime example of this, as they can easily intoxicate you and further your addiction without you ever consuming a beverage. These can include alcoholic ice cream...