Published on Monday, 15 May 2017

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Researchers in England and Wales have correlating the rising number of opioid overdose deaths with a recent increase in pregabalin and gabapentin prescriptions.

If you are struggling with opioid use disorder, please call us today at 504-510-2331.
 
Read more about the correlative study here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170511113513.htm

Published on Friday, 12 May 2017

Parent and teen

Researchers have found a significant correlation between frequent peer victimization at a young age and substance use in later adolescence. This suggests the necessity of peer victimization interventions for youth in order to diminish the likelihood of substance abuse and other long-lasting effects.

Read more here: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/05/04/peds.2016-3426


Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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Getting a loved one into treatment can be a difficult task, especially if the individual struggling with addiction is in denial about their disease.

Treatment is most effective when the addicted person has an inner desire to change and enter into recovery, but sometimes this internal shift only comes about with a push in the right direction. In some cases, staging an intervention may be the push that your loved one needs.


Published on Monday, 08 May 2017

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have found compelling evidence correlating genetic factors related to metabolism with some of the adverse effects of synthetic cannabinoid use. Their findings may help lead to pharmacological treatments in the future.

If you are struggling with cannabinoid use disorder, please call us today at 504-510-2331.

Read more here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170424141359.htm


Published on Monday, 01 May 2017

Marijuana

A study conducted using US national survey data shows that the risk of cannabis use disorders increased at a significantly greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws. This suggests that voters and legislators alike should consider the possible adverse consequences of cannabis use when considering the appropriateness of related health care laws.

Read more here: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2619522


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Why and How We Live Rhythmically at Two Dreams

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken

- Samuel Johnson

Every living organism has a natural rhythm. These rhythms are disrupted by illness, particularly drug and alcohol use. A drug can create false sleep. A drug can stimulate alertness. A drug can suppress appetite. Another can stimulate appetite.

The science behind living rhythmically, strategies that promote and restore natural rhythms, and the role of sleep, nutrition, meditation, and exercise in the 21st century approach to healing oneself in recovery are all important aspects of your journey at Two Dreams.

At Two Dreams the concept of living in the NOW (No Other Way) is central to living a life in recovery. Similarly, mindfulness is a state of active, open, non-judgmental attention on the present. Many treatment programs and practitioners are employing mindfulness in the care and management of patients with mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders- diseases and symptoms which tend to cluster together.

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