Yearly Archives: 2012

What Are Biomarkers?

There are lots of different approaches to treat alcohol addiction, like using medications (Naltrexone) or the meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. Or biomarkers. Biomarker testing have been used to monitor treatment outcomes for quite some time, and lately biomarkers have been linked with genetic testing to facilitate personalized treatment. A recent pilot study done by the Waukesha County of … Read More

New: Marijuana Without the High

A recent study touting a new version of marijuana could be just the push needed to help legalize medical marijuana: marijuana without the high. Researches in Israel found a way to reduce the amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, to less than 1%, while adding 15.8% of cannabidiol, the “good” substance in marijuana … Read More

What is My Risk for Getting Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

Painkiller addiction has hit the news pretty hard this year, shocking the nation with triple digit statistics about the prescription drug epidemic. If your someone who has just been prescribed pills from your doctor, you might be wondering what your chances are of getting addicted to them. The data out there is confusing with studies citing vast differences, … Read More

Melissa Gilbert’s Story

Melissa Gilbert, star of the famous TV series Little House on the Prairie, has opened up about her past alcohol addiction and her public combat against prescription drug abuse to the news world. Sometimes, we forget that the disease of addiction affects everyone. From Laura Ingalls to Leading Advocate Against Alcohol and Drugs Trapped by the … Read More

Running Towards a Lasting Recovery

When you think of the things that influence your recovery, you’re probably thinking of supportive friends, regular 12-step meetings, and a good rehab program. You usually don’t think about running, right? But running is considered one of the most beneficial activities to do during recovery and is a favorite activity of those in recovery–and here … Read More