After much debate over the regulation of electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes, the sellers of the popular nicotine vapor devices will finally have some rules to follow. In recent years there has been growing concerns about adolescent e-cig use, due to the fact that more high schoolers use e-cigarettes than traditional forms of tobacco....Read More
On our blog we discuss teenage “binge drinking” quite often, as the behavior is associated with early onset substance use disorders and a number of other health consequences. Binge drinking is when someone drinks as much alcohol as they can, as fast as they can; a practice which is typically defined as men having 5...Read More
Marijuana has long been considered by many, right or wrongly, the “gateway drug;” the drug first used that leads to the use of other mind altering substances. While that may be true in some cases, research tells us that true gateway drugs are alcohol, followed by tobacco. Marijuana is actually comes in third when it...Read More
“On a scale from 1 to 10, how bad is your pain?” It is a question that is asked countless times in hospitals across the country every day. Those who are experiencing moderate to severe pain will usually be given a prescription opioid of some kind, such as hydrocodone or oxycodone. You may find it...Read More
Doctors and nurse practitioners are in a unique position to impact the American opioid epidemic for the better. While it could easily be argued that those who prescribe addictive narcotics had a major role in creating the problem we see today, they also have a responsibility and the power to alter their prescribing practices –...Read More
When people think of the prescription opioid epidemic that has been plaguing this country for some time now, often the first drug that comes to mind in OxyContin ® (oxycodone). The drug is quite effective at combating severe chronic pain and was widely prescribed by many primary care physicians since the late 1990s. Unfortunately, while...Read More
A growing body of research has led to heated debates about e-cigarettes with regard to safety, addiction, and their appeal to minors. While there is little question that nicotine is addictive no matter how it is consumed, there are many who feel that e-cigarettes are the lesser of all evils. New research suggests that e-cigarettes...Read More
English: A collage showing a photograph, along with the same photograph processed through all 15 filters in the iOS app Instagram (as of the date of creation in April 2011) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Let’s do a quick inventory of our cameras, scrapbooks, and photo albums… Your age might determine how many cameras, scrapbooks and photo...Read More
June 21, 2014 – Summer Solstice 6:51AM EDT Yes, the summer season begins tomorrow in our northern hemisphere. It is officially the longest day of the year with the most hours of sunlight. Do you look forward to summer? For many, summer brings with it favorite happy memories ~ long days at the ocean or...Read More
Sometimes news headlines seem to collide…Part 2 Yesterday in Part 1 of our Alcohol Infused News post we shared two news / opinion items that dealt with alcohol and alcohol use disorder (AUD). As we mentioned, the message delivered in those two items were juxtaposed; however, both could be used to start a conversation. Research...Read More
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