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Fetal Alcohol Exposure

The Radiological Society of North America had an annual meeting and they presented a new study that shows children exposed to alcohol during fetal development exhibit changes in brain structure and metabolism and that was visible using different imaging techniques.

So now we know alcohol use by expectant mothers can lead to problems with mental and […]

By |February 5th, 2013|Alcohol, Parenting, Pregnancy and prescriptions, Women's drugs|Comments Off on Fetal Alcohol Exposure

Legalizing Pot

This is what tough-on-crimes has done in 2010; $1 trillion in tax dollars spent over 40 years and 850,000 Americans arrested for marijuana law violations.  All of this activity also fueled the rise of deadly drug cartels.  So now Colorado and Washington are the first states to legalize recreational marijuana and that dealt a major […]

By |February 4th, 2013|Drug Abuse Rehabs, Marijuana|Comments Off on Legalizing Pot

Depression, what is it?

Have you ever been depressed?  Well, most of us really get a few sad days in our lives like maybe we lost a friend or a job and we feel the effect of that.  So how do we know when we are really depressed?  When feelings of sadness and being unable to cope overwhelm the […]

By |February 3rd, 2013|Depression, Drug Abuse Rehabs|Comments Off on Depression, what is it?

Doctors and suicide

Medical News Today is releasing information in a study that reveals that Doctors who commit suicide; well it looks like they are under-treated for mental health problems.  We all know that they have good access to health care but it seems that this happens anyway; that is what the study from the University of Michigan […]

By |February 2nd, 2013|Depression, Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication|Comments Off on Doctors and suicide

Epidemic of Painkillers

In November, 2012,  ScienceDaily gave a part of an article from a newspaper that reported a Nebraska State patrol investigator called the abuse of prescription drugs an “epidemic” in the state.  Well, the assistant professor of phychiatry in the University Of Nebraska Medical College Of Medicine.  Aly Hassan, MD, agrees, “Clinically, it’s very common problem.  […]

By |February 1st, 2013|Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication, Prescription|Comments Off on Epidemic of Painkillers

Prescription Drug deaths

One day an 18 year old girl went to a family funeral and instead of just going home to her Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights after the funeral she decided to go spend the night with her cousin.  That night her cousin offered her an Oxycontin just one mind you, while she was drinking.  She […]

By |January 31st, 2013|Child drug abuse, Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication, Parenting, Prescription|Comments Off on Prescription Drug deaths

Natural remedies for depression

Ok the holidays are just about here.  That means family visits and friends over and food, fun, shopping, cooking, baking, office parties; yes we can all understand that.  But some of us get really depressed during this season.  For whatever reason things get restimulated like childhood memories or maybe the loss of your parents.  I […]

By |January 30th, 2013|Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication, Prescription|Comments Off on Natural remedies for depression

Parenting and Drug Abuse

Every day in every way parents try to find the best ways to raise their children so that they can live happy healthy and productive lives.  One of the main things parents worry about is if their children will start or are already using drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and others including prescription drugs.  […]

By |January 29th, 2013|Child drug abuse, Drug Abuse Rehabs, Parenting|Comments Off on Parenting and Drug Abuse

Prescription drug advertising

Back in 2005 NaturalNews.com published a story of how prescription drugs are being advertised direct-to-consumers.  So it went like this:  A cute, animated ball bounces around very sadly until he takes a magic potion and then all of a sudden it becomes happier than ever.  That is how one of the antidepressants was portrayed to […]

By |January 28th, 2013|Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication, Prescription|Comments Off on Prescription drug advertising

Prescription drugs for women

I was doing some research and found that naturalNews.com had a report that trials of major drugs are only carried out on men.  That may sound like a little detail but I do believe it is very important.  You may have noticed that doctors do a lot of complaining about the dangers of alternative medicine […]

By |January 27th, 2013|Drug Abuse Rehabs, Pregnancy and prescriptions, Women's drugs|Comments Off on Prescription drugs for women