5 Activities to Keep Your Teen Off Drugs

5 Activities to Keep Your Teen Off Drugs

Parenting is fraught with uncertainty. We want to keep our teens safe, but we can’t be by their side every minute of the day helping them make the right choices. While the bad news is that according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 13 percent of eighth graders, 30 percent of tenth graders and…

3 Child Stars Who Overcame Addiction

3 Child Stars Who Overcame Addiction

Child stars are cute as a button, but outgrowing that adorable stage is just one of the many reasons why former child stars often turn to drug and alcohol abuse and engage in other risky behaviors, according to former child celebrity Mara Wilson, who starred in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. “You lose that praise. You…

What You Should Know About Kratom

What You Should Know About Kratom

Kratom is a relatively new drug of abuse that acts on delta and mu opioid receptors in the body, which are the same ones that heroin and prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin activate. Kratom is gaining increasing popularity in the United States, particularly in South Florida, which has a high concentration of addiction treatment centers.…

Maple Glazed Salmon

Maple Glazed Salmon

Ingredients 4 salmon fillets 3 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp fresh garlic puree salt pepper Preparation Mix maple syrup, soy sauce, and garlic in a bowl. Place salmon on a sheet pan. Pour half of the maple mix over salmon fillets. Flip fillets to coat with mixture, season with salt and…

5 Benefits of Exercise for Recovery

5 Benefits of Exercise for Recovery

Regular exercise reduces your risk of developing a wide range of diseases, but daily physical activity can also help you maintain successful recovery from a substance use disorder. Whether you enjoy biking, swimming, walking, running, playing sports or getting your hands dirty in the garden, staying active in recovery is one of the best ways…

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

Ingredients 1 (15 oz) can of garbanzo beans 1 (4 oz) jar of roasted red bell peppers 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp tahini 1 clove garlic 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cayenne 1/4 tsp salt Preparation Drain the liquid from the garbanzo beans into a bowl. Add all the ingredients into a food…

Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad

  Ingredients 1 box orzo pasta 1 red bell pepper diced 1 yellow bell pepper diced 1 cup sun dried tomatoes diced 3 cups julienned spinach leaves 2/3 cup red onion diced 1/2 cup feta cheese balsamic vinegar olive oil salt Preparation Boil orzo pasta until fully cooked. Pour into strainer, and drain well. Add…

Teens and Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Teens and Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Opiate pain relievers are the most commonly abused prescription drugs, particularly among adolescents. The National Institute on Drug Abuse found that around one in 12 high school seniors used Vicodin for non-medical purposes in 2010, and one in 20 used OxyContin recreationally. Why Teens Abuse Drugs Teenagers experiment with drugs for a variety of reasons.…

Molly The Love Drug

Molly: The “Love” Drug

Molly is the pure, crystalline form of MDMA, also known as ecstasy. MDMA, short for 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, is a psychoactive drug that has properties similar to both amphetamine, a stimulant, and mescaline, a hallucinogen. Molly is particularly popular among adolescents and young adults involved in the nightclub or rave scene, but it’s used by a wide…

Is Your Child Struggling With Addiction

Is Your Child Struggling With Addiction?

If you suspect your child may be addicted to drugs or alcohol, you’re probably feeling a lot of overwhelming emotions, including fear, anger, disbelief and frustration. It’s not easy watching your teenager make poor choices and struggle with the consequences of addiction, and of course you want to do everything you can to help. Addiction…