Mindfulness practice is hugely beneficial to recovery – meditation should be a part of any comprehensive treatment plan. Don’t know where to start? These six apps have you covered.
A recent study shows young South Koreans’ risk of internet addiction is five-fold that of Japanese students in the same age range. The study raises concerns about the hyper-connected Asian nation’s propensity for cyber addiction, and its potential health risks.
While intravenous drugs use is on the rise among teens and young adults, a new study has found that a supportive environment and early treatment can significantly reduce the risk of young people injecting drugs. Once someone starts injecting drugs intravenously, what may have begun as experimentation or casual use turns into something much more serious. Not only does it signal the user’s need for a more intense high, it opens a whole new range of risks, including increased risk of overdose and exposure to HIV, hepatitis and other potentially fatal diseases. Rising Rates of Intravenous Drug Use Among Youth Watching a teenager or young adult turn to intravenous drug use is a nightmare for family and friends, but it’s a situation more and more people are facing. There’s strong evidence that more people are injecting drugs at an earlier age. In 2009, more than a quarter of people admitted to hospital for injection drug-related issues in the U.S. were aged 18-25, up dramatically from 10 years earlier. Young people are significantly more susceptible to …
New statistics from India Drugs & AIDS Care show that the number of drug users in India’s Meghalaya State is dramatically on the rise, especially among youth. The number of drug users in the region increased 33-fold within the past decade, from 556 in 1999 to a whopping 20,000 today. Many of these people are youth who are in need of drug addiction treatment; some as young as 12 years old. Jowai’s Anti-Narcotics Cell has started their own Positive Addiction Campaign, which aims to prevent drug abuse and addiction among youth through positive activities like sporting events and community barbeques. Read the full article here: Meghalaya Is Turning ‘Addiction Positive’ To Tackle Rising Drug Abuse Among Youth.
Addiction claims tens of thousands of lives each year and wreaks havoc on countless families, careers and relationships. But why does it happen? How does addiction work? The answer: it has to do with our evolutionary wiring. Learn about substance and process addictions, how they take root in the brain and how they can be effectively overcome.
GHB is most commonly known as the ‘date rape drug’ because it can be inconspicuously administered to unsuspecting victims. But did you know it’s also used recreationally and has addictive properties? GHB addiction is on the rise as people seek out its disinhibiting properties, prompting a growing number of people to seek treatment for GHB addiction.
With more than one sixteenth of our waking life spent scrolling through our Facebook feeds, not to mention the hours lost to texting, emails and other social media apps, you may be wishing you could reclaim some of the time you’ve lost to the digital world. In only two short years, the time an average user spends on Facebook has climbed 25% from 40 min to 50 min a day. With many concerned, and rightfully so, that they spend too much time on the social media platform, experts have begun to offer advice on how to reduce time spent on Facebook.
Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board has announced that it will further restrict the sale of tramadol, a narcotic painkiller, in an effort to curb the rising rates of tramadol addiction among teens. Tramadol is a highly addictive opioid painkiller that is available over the counter in Thailand. It is currently on the Dangerous Drugs list under the Thai Medicine Act – buyers must register their names when purchasing the painkiller at Thai pharmacies and can only obtain 10 pills at a time.
Young people are more exposed to internet pornography than ever before. How does this increase the risk of sex addiction, and what are the consequences? One study found that 42% of youth aged 10-17 had been exposed to internet porn in the past year. In another study, 41% of parents surveyed reported their children had been exposed to porn. Viewers also have a limitless range of pornographic material available to them.
Feelings of loneliness and isolation can be one of the hardest things to deal with in the early days of alcohol recovery. Here we outline five proven strategies that can help you overcome loneliness in sobriety and enjoy a healthy social life. Learning to live without alcohol can be a difficult process. While beating the cravings and accepting the absence of booze in your life can be difficult in itself, getting over the feelings of loneliness and isolation that sobriety brings is often identified as one of the greatest challenges of giving up drinking.