Articles in Category: Breaking News

Coffee Can Reverse the Damaged Caused by Alcohol?

on Tuesday, 21 April 2015.

Of all the potential mood-altering drugs in the world, none are more ubiquitous in American society than coffee and alcohol. Both are very easy to find almost anywhere, and generally have their dangers of addiction or possible health risks minimized, largely considered harmless beverages when enjoyed by adults.

Why Sobriety Offers You Positive Change

on Tuesday, 21 April 2015.

An addicted person surrenders control of his or her life to a substance, to the state of being "high" and obsessing over the next "fix." With so much energy dedicated to using, it becomes difficult and often impossible to pursue the freedom of a happy, healthy, productive life.

Heath Ledger's Father Sets Up Prescription Drug Addiction Charity

on Tuesday, 21 April 2015.

The father of the late actor best known for his role as The Joker in "The Dark Knight" has announced that he has started a charity aimed at increasing awareness and education about the dangers of prescription drugs. Kim Ledger has named the charity Scriptwise and plans to target laws in his native Australia that allow doctors to prescribe the drugs too easily.

Dealing with Issues of Mental Health in Recovery

on Monday, 20 April 2015.

If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are also suffering from an addiction then you are not alone. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 50 percent of individuals with a mental illness are affected by substance abuse while 37 percent of alcoholics and 53 percent of people with drug addictions have at least one serious mental illness.