Legislator Introduces Clean Start Act for Recovering Addicts

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has introduced the Clean Start Act. As the name implies, it will give a second chance to recovering addicts who have a criminal record for nonviolent federal offenses. This legislation will give them a chance to build themselves up in their new lifestyle without being held back by their past record. Goal to Stop Cycle …

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High Rate of Alcohol Use Disorder Among College Students

Drinking on college campuses is more than just a rite of passage or something that young people do to “blow off steam” in the wake of a challenging academic schedule. According to statistics compiled by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 20 percent of college students meet the standard for an Alcohol Use Disorder. What is …

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More Women Abusing Alcohol than Before

Men have generally had the highest percentages of drug abusers as well as heavy drinkers. However, new research shows that more women than ever are drinking, and they’re drinking almost as much as men. Past studies show that men were more than three times as likely to suffer from alcoholism than women. It was also more common for men to …

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Bond with Children Can be Effective for Mothers in Treatment

The connection between mothers and their children is possibly the strongest bond in the human race. Until recently, this bond has been often overlooked in the treatment process for mothers who become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Now there is a new study showing that mothers do considerably better when their children are involved in the treatment process. The research …

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Cigna Lessens Barriers to Opiate Addiction Treatment

In the ongoing battle against the devastation caused by opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers, many groups and policy makers continue to find ways to save lives. Since our country has reached an all-time high in the number of drug overdose fatalities, addressing this immediate concern is literally a life saver. For many opiate addicts, access to specific types …

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Drug ad Alcohol Use Intensifies During Natural Disasters

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, researchers are releasing data showing that there is an increase in drug and alcohol abuse after a natural disaster. Since drugs and alcohol are often turned to in times of crisis and extreme stress, it is understandable why there can be an uptick during disasters such as hurricanes and other tragic events. The report …

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