Author: Justin Mckibben Almost a year ago, I walked into a local urgent care clinic with a knot in my chest. I had been experiencing palpitations and chest tightness on-and-off for a month or more, and this particular morning my... Learn MoreHow Come I Can’t Drink Like My Friends?
[caption id="attachment_22621" align="aligncenter" width="436"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Shernide Delva Whether it’s happy hour, ladies night, or wine Wednesdays, drinking culture is everywhere. It can... Learn MoreAlcohol Epidemic: The Other Drug Outbreak in America
Author: Justin Mckibben I came across an article the other day that asked a very interesting question- what if the media covered alcohol the way it does other drugs. To be clear, I'm not writing this to shame people who... Learn MoreShould I Drink in Front of My Loved One in Recovery?
[caption id="attachment_22021" align="aligncenter" width="439"] Dug and Heidi McGuirk answer "Should I Drink in Front of My Loved One in Recovery?"[/caption] Author: Shernide Delva Dug and Heidi McGuirk, who run the Revolutionary Family program for Palm Healthcare, recently answered, “Should I... Learn MoreFor the First Time, Drug Use Tops Booze in Fatal U.S. Crashes
[caption id="attachment_21887" align="aligncenter" width="446"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Shernide Delva We know how devastatingly common alcohol-related car accidents are, but what about drug-related accidents? Turns... Learn MoreOpioid Workshop in Palm Beach County Set for May 1
[caption id="attachment_21862" align="aligncenter" width="449"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Shernide Delva The opioid epidemic is a complicated manner with a myriad of potential plans of action.... Learn MoreIs Relapse a Part of Recovery?
Author: Justin Mckibben Every once in a while there is that daunting cliché you may hear in the recovery community; that relapse is a part of recovery. It may come from someone who has experienced a relapse themselves, or it... Learn MoreDoes ADHD Lead to Substance Abuse?
Author: Shernide Delva According to research, 25 percent of adults treated for alcohol and substance abuse have ADHD. The two often go hand in hand, according to WebMD. Common hallmarks of ADHD such as low attention span and impulsiveness make... Learn MoreBatman, Alcoholic: Ben Affleck Admission of Alcohol Addiction
Author: Justin Mckibben This past Tuesday, Academy Award-winning actor, screenwriter and producer Ben Affleck made a powerful and inspiring announcement to his fans and friends via social media. Since then the internet has lit up with articles and insights on... Learn More$25 Million Gift to Boston Medical Center Will Fund Opioid Center
Author: Shernide Delva Boston Medical Center just received $25 million, the largest donation in its history, and plans to use the money to fight the public health crisis caused by drug addiction and the opioid epidemic. The money will fund... Learn MorePainkiller Tax Proposed By California Legislators to Offset Rehab Costs
Author: Shernide Delva In order to help offset the sky-rocketing costs of addiction and rehab, a California legislator wants to tax OxyContin, Vicodin and other prescription opioids. Should this be considered throughout the country? Over the last few years, Los... Learn MoreCVS: Tobacco Sale Ban Is Already Having A Major Impact
Author: Shernide Delva A while back, CVS made the bold decision to cease the sale of tobacco products in their stores. Now, new data reveals their decision to stop selling cigarettes contributed to a drop in tobacco purchases from all... Learn More