Ryan Hale

Growing Up Chaotic: Heroin Addicts Look Like This

The following post was originally published on the Growing Up Chaotic blog and is shared with permission. For more from Growing Up Chaotic, check out these posts. Let’s play a quick game. Close your eyes for a second and picture a heroin addict. What images come to mind? Did you picture your high school homecoming

New Studies Show Medication Assisted Treatment Effective for Alcohol, Opiate Addiction

Healthday reported that taking a regimen of prescribed medications is the most effective way to reduce withdrawal symptoms and urges to drink alcohol in those being treated for alcohol dependence. The conclusion came from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s Combine study, a large-scale, multi-site, combined medication and behavioral treatment study. Data was