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If a pregnant woman is using heroin, the drug doesn’t just affect her. It also affects her unborn child. This makes it crucial for expectant mothers to seek addiction treatment. When an expectant mother uses heroin, the drug enters her bloodstream. It rapidly passes...read more
According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2015 there were approximately 6.6 million members of the Native American community—which is made up of American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN). This is just slightly less than 2% of the country’s population and...read more
Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as benzos, are often prescribed by physicians to help relieve insomnia, anxiety disorders, and seizures. This type of medication is also used to promote muscle relaxation and as an aid to alcohol withdrawal. When benzos are...read more
Close your eyes and think of an alcoholic drink. What did you picture? A bottle filled with an alcoholic beverage? A glass holding a mixed drink? A container full of clear or colored liquid? This perception isn't wrong, but powdered alcohol should also be on your...read more
Did you know that gardening helps to reduce stress, improves self-confidence, and eases depression? You don’t even have to have a big backyard or a green thumb to reap the many benefits of gardening. Whether you grow flowers, herbs, fruits, or vegetables, the...read more
Think about the terms “substance abuse” and “drug or alcohol addiction.” What age group do they make you think about? Most people think about young adults or teenagers. However, there is another age group where addiction is a growing problem. Senior citizens are...read more
Are you familiar with the term “dry drunk?” Many people have heard of someone being a dry drunk but are not really sure of its meaning. The Meaning of Dry Drunk An article in Psychology Today “Is there a Dry Drunk in Your Life?” by Carole Bennett, M.A., defines a dry...read more
Interview with Kito Holtzman As CEO of Canyon Vista Recovery Center, Kito Holtzman spends his days facilitating and fine tuning the processes used to help those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction turn their lives around. This is a mission that resonates with...read more
For many years, the popular belief has been that substance abuse was higher in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community. Now, statistics provided by the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and reviewed by the Substance Abuse...read more
The topic of drug and alcohol addiction continues to be surrounded by a number of myths that cause some people to be misinformed as they accept the myth without questioning its truth. When a myth is treated as a reality, it often influences a person’s beliefs,...read more