• What Are the Consequences of Alcohol Use as a Diabetic?
    November 10, 2016
    Alcoholism leads to a variety of medical issues. For diabetics, however, alcoholism exacerbates an already-compromised immune system and can lead to more serious side effects. These can be fatal depending on the amount of alcohol consumed and the length of use. Understanding Diabetes The pancreas creates insulin and the...
  • Arizona Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics
    October 4, 2016
    Drug addiction is a serious issue on a national level. Here in Arizona, we face some unique challenges when it comes to drug abuse. Prescription medications are some of the most widely used – and abused – drugs in Arizona. Although prescription drugs may not immediately come to mind...
  • Methamphetamine Awareness Day
    October 3, 2016
    Drug abuse has become a national crisis in the United States. Although opioids are the most often cited source of drug-related deaths, methamphetamines are some of the most dangerous drugs in the world, with severe short- and long-term effects. In 2006, the National Association of Attorneys General recognized November...
  • Why Is Heroin Addiction So Hard to Break?
    September 30, 2016
    In 2014, nearly 30,000 adolescents indicated that they had used heroin in the past year. Heroin is a powerful opiate, and although immediate addiction is unlikely, the comfort it brings to some can mean a long battle — one hit and a teenager is fighting a lifelong addiction. People...
  • The Importance of Exercising During Recovery from Addiction
    September 29, 2016
    Regaining sobriety is a journey, and it takes time for both the mind and the body to process. It’s crucial to remember that addicts are going through countless changes and adjustments while trying to get back to a normal chemical state. Regular activity during this time can help flush...
  • The Meth Crisis in the Southwest Persists<br>in 2016
    September 28, 2016
    According to The Guardian, the number of seizures of methamphetamine in Arizona thus far in 2016 have already surpassed the previous year’s tally. This is solid proof that the demand for meth has made it so countries such as Mexico, where the drug is much cheaper and easier to...