Mental vs physical addiction. What are the differences? We are in a full-blown drug and alcohol abuse epidemic. According to a survey published in 2017 by the NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health), of the 140.6 million Americans aged 12 or older, 66.6 million of them were binge drinkers in the past month and 16.7 million were heavy drinkers in the past month. On top of that, 30.5 million people aged 12 or older had used an illicit drug in the past month. The rates of co-occurring major depressive episodes were higher amongst those who had used drugs versus [...]
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Contact Information Lumiere Healing Centers Johnny Surprise 513-434-8454 firstname.lastname@example.org For Immediate Release West Chester Township, Ohio / July 3rd, 2019 - Upon its three-year anniversary, the Ohio-based treatment facility announced its expansion to broaden their addiction and recovery outreach efforts across state lines to Minnesota. Claiming the title of NW Outreach Director and Coach, Johnny Surprise has been added to the staff of highly-dedicated professionals in the state. His extensive work in the behavioral health industry combined with his athletic pursuits of completing 10 Ironman triathlons and 17 marathons make him a perfect candidate to create the endurance needed to combat [...]
Weed Vape pen use is growing among young teens much like the trend for e-cigarettes instead of traditional cigarettes. There are many reasons why the weed vape pen use is so popular, the fact that it is so easy to buy a weed vape pen and they are very easy to hide and disguise. Much like e-cigarettes, there is also a low perception of harm so many teens that normally would not smoke marijuana, are now getting addicted to THC and it can have many negative effects in the development of an adolescent. Below is a breakdown of the definition between [...]
Teen drug use and addiction is a sad reality that the United States faces today. Right now, close to five million teenagers struggle with a drug or alcohol problem. Even worse, most of them never receive help. If you want to learn more, here are ten sobering facts about teen drug abuse that you might not know. 1. Peer pressure is not the only reason that teens use drugs. One of the many dangers of substance use is that it can quickly become substance abuse and, eventually, addiction. Teen drug use may start as experimentation, but without intervention, it can spiral [...]
As the opioid epidemic rages on, drug overdose deaths are at an all-time high. In fact, the rates of drug overdose death have reduced the national rate of life expectancy for the last three years in a row. Unfortunately, these trends may continue into the new year. Moreover, opioids are not the only threat to the nation's overall health. Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on emerging trends and patterns in the United States has revealed a list of street drugs with persistent trends. Based on that information, here are the top 10 most dangerous street drugs that could drive [...]
For years, the MDMA-based drug Molly has been the most widely used “club” drug. The Molly trend gained notable steam in the early 2000’s when Ecstacy, another MDAM-based club drug, garnered the bad reputation of being a “dirty” drug. Today, many casual drug users consider Molly to be a safer, “purer” alternative since it supposedly does not contain other, unknown chemicals. However, Molly may not be as pure as most casual drug users may boast. In fact, the US Drug Enforcement Administration reports that the drug contains much more than MDMA. Most cuts of Molly today contain toxic mixtures of lab-created chemicals. [...]
In 2018, a stimulant epidemic has begun to emerge. According to these drug forecasting experts, stimulant abuse is surging across the country as cheap prescriptions like Adderall and Ritalin are becoming more accessible. So far, many new users are chasing the Adderall high brought on by prescription abuse. Yet, this issue has not been receiving the attention that it should be. In fact, according to John Eadie of the National Emerging Threat Initiative: “No one is paying attention to this. We’re now facing a very significant stimulant epidemic.” […]
The practice of guided meditation has become quite popular with the rise of mental health awareness. It is not only soothing, but is also one of the most effective methods of decompressing from daily stresses like work, school, or strained relationships. In recent years, it has also become one of the best holistic coping techniques for those in addiction recovery. In fact, guided meditations for rehab patients are becoming more widely available in treatment facilities across the country. What is Guided Meditation? Guided meditation is a method of deep relaxation that allows you to clear your mind, invite positive vibes, and [...]
Also known as Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) or Horse Therapy, Equine Therapy is a treatment that includes equine activities with horses in order to promote emotional growth in persons suffering from abuse issues, behavioral issues, and many other mental health problems. Equine therapy can help a patient build trust, confidence, communication, socializing and much more. It is known that horses have similar behaviors with humans making it easy for patients to create a connection with the horse. Therapeutic riding was first introduced into the United States and Canada in 1960 as a form of recreation as well as therapeutic benefits. In [...]
Medicaid is a state and federally-funded health insurance coverage plan. It provides an important foundation for maintaining the health of our nation. Millions of Americans use it today— including eligible low-income adults and children. At Lumiere Healing Centers, we understand that many people rely on Medicaid and Medicare since addiction treatment can be expensive. That is why we want to provide as much information as possible about your treatment options. There are many inpatient drug rehab Medicaid programs available for those looking to get sober. If you are interested in learning how to apply for Medicaid, you can apply here. What Kinds [...]