New drug facts about marijuana found that college males were more likely to drive after smoking marijuana than to drive after drinking. A new study by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst found that 44 percent of college males admitted to driving after smoking pot in April 2014, compared to 12 percent who said they drove after drinking (www.drugfree.org). Read more →
We are excited about our ExecuCare free CEU Seminar, NTR Brain Restoration: Resetting Neurotransmitters & Receptor Systems for Long-Term Recovery on September 16, 2014. Our Executive Director, Jacquie Damgaard, Ph.D., and our Medical Consultant, Rhett Bergeron, M.D., will be presenting on the topic. Read more →
New drug statistics show that the number of painkiller-addicted seniors is on the rise. USA Today published a study conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that found that the number of senior citizens addicted to painkiller and anxiety medication has tripled in the last decade. This goes to show that the prescription drug epidmic is leaving no demographic unaffected. Read more →
When it comes to drug use statistics, research by the the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown that positive parenting skills considerably helps prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Of course all parents want their kids to live healthy and happy lives, but it’s not always easy to tell what you kids are up to as they get older. Parents might wonder whether their kids have experimented or begun to use drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or prescription drugs. Read more →
Coping with stress can make a huge difference in how you are able to manage your life and health. Stress is a normal reaction, and for most of us, it is an unavoidable fact of life. But learning how to identify and manage the stress in your life will help make sure that chronic stress doesn’t wreak havoc on your health and happiness.
Chronic stress isn’t just a mental strain. It can affect your physical well-being as well as your emotional. Here are some signs of chronic stress:
If you are concerned about your teen or young adult’s drug or alcohol use, pay close attention to warning signs of abuse or those most at risk for abuse. Teens or young adults who are most at risk for substance abuse, tend to demonstrate the following red flags:
1. Risk taking. Especially when coupled with boredom. Try to encourage your kid to engage in healthy challenges that involve risk taking such as learning a new sport or activity, so drugs or alcohol isn’t used to fill that boredom and achieve a high associated with risk taking. Read more →