Substance Abuse Counselor Continuing Education

More Than One-Fourth of Opioid Poisonings Involve Children and Teens: Study

More than one-fourth of opioid poisonings involve children and teens, and they have become increasingly severe in recent years, according to new research. One-fifth of opioid poisonings among children and teens were likely suicide attempts, Emory University researchers reported at the Society for Critical Care Medicine annual meeting. They analyzed…

Black women, the forgotten survivors of sexual assault

Recy Taylor was walking home from a church meeting in Abbeville, Alabama with two other churchgoers when she was terrorized by seven white men in a green Chevrolet truck, snatched by them, taken to a secluded area and assaulted and raped, being told to “act like you do, with your…

Are smelling salts bad for you?

People have used smelling salts for hundreds of years to revive someone who has fainted or passed out. Today, some professional athletes use smelling salts to help boost performance before a game, weightlifting, or training. According to an article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, smelling salts have a…

Heroin use in U.S. more than doubled since 2002

Heroin use in the United States has nearly doubled since 2002, as have health problems related to injecting of the drug, a new analysis has revealed. In findings published Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the agency estimated that 0.32 percent of the American population took…

‘Light activity’ may lower depression risk in young people

Researchers already know that physical activity can help lower the risk of depression in adults. A new study suggests that active young adolescents are less likely to experience symptoms of depression by age 18, compared with their sedentary peers. “Our findings show that young people who are inactive for large…