Monthly Archives: March 2018

24 03, 2018

Cross-Addiction: Heroin Abuse and Alcoholism

2018-03-11T05:32:53+00:00 March 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Is there a link between heroin abuse and alcoholism? Mounting evidence suggests just that—that these two highly-addictive substances share a connection that can jeopardize successful recovery through a dangerous disorder known as cross-addiction. Heroin—The Most-Addictive Drug on Earth “Heroin poses a serious public health and safety threat to the United [...]

20 03, 2018

The Link Between Marijuana Addiction and Mental Illness in Washington State

2018-03-11T05:22:47+00:00 March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Is there a connection between regular marijuana use and mental illness? In Washington State, where recreational use is legal, it is definitely worth finding out. Legal Marijuana in Washington State – The Positives On the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Washington State, supporters enthusiastically showed up in [...]

16 03, 2018

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Bellevue, Washington: Higher Doses and Fewer Refills?

2018-03-11T05:06:10+00:00 March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Opioid addiction in Bellevue, King County, and the rest of Washington State presents a major public health concern. But a brand-new study just published in the British Medical Journal is suggesting a starling new option: dispense painkillers in higher doses, but prescribe them for shorter periods of time. Refills Increase [...]

12 03, 2018

Parenting When You’re an Addict: Getting on the Road to Recovery and How to Talk to Your Kids

2018-03-11T04:55:09+00:00 March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

“Addiction is the dirty little secret of many families.  Parents and adults walk a delicate line talking to kids about addiction.” ~ Natalie Blais, parenting strategist Parenting isn’t easy under the best of circumstances.  It becomes much harder when you are struggling with an addictive disorder such as alcoholism, the misuse of prescription medications, [...]

8 03, 2018

The Opioid Crisis IS a Heroin Crisis in Washington State

2018-03-11T04:39:42+00:00 March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

In early February 2018, the Washington State House of Representatives passed two measures aimed at reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths. But Representative Dan Griffey, from the 35th District, thinks that the bills don’t go far enough to address the REAL monster. “It’s now heroin.  It really is.” The [...]

4 03, 2018

Is It Addiction or Is It Just Normal Teenage Behavior?

2018-03-11T04:11:32+00:00 March 4th, 2018|0 Comments

As any experienced parent will tell you, teenage behavior is, by definition, strange.  It is a time of discovery, growth, and progressive independence.  It is also a time of confusion, mood swings, and the testing of boundaries.  For many adolescents, it is also when they start experimenting with mood-altering substances such as alcohol, prescription [...]