For years, the conventional wisdom has been that alcohol, consumed in moderation, can have some positive effects on various aspects of health. Recently, however, a wide-ranging analysis concluded that there’s no safe or healthy level of alcohol consumption.¹ The study, published in The Lancet, examined data from 195 countries and concluded that alcohol is a…

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Can you believe summer’s almost over? Just like that, it’s time to start gearing up for fall again. School’s back in session, it’s no longer vacation time at work — back to life, back to reality. The fall can bring exciting changes or get you back into old routines, but preparing for its arrival can…

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Talbott Recovery has a lot to look forward to this year. We’re making the leap from our old campus to a newer, bigger and better space in the Georgia foothills in Atlanta. Our new location means we can offer patients, professionals and the entire mental health industry so much more while maintaining the same great…

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Driving under the influence is a crime, but the idea of getting arrested for DUI for the very first time may not faze many people. After all, it’s a first-time offense, and the law is quite lenient on first-time offenders, right? While most states categorize first-time DUIs as a misdemeanor, the consequences, both short-term and…

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  The hallways of most public schools are filled with posters outlining the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Kids who watch Saturday morning cartoons may see dozens of commercials encouraging them to say no to drugs and alcohol. And most parents talk to their children on an ongoing basis about why experimenting with drugs…

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Morphine is an opioid prescribed to treat pain after surgery, as the result of an injury or to manage chronic pain. Morphine works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, changing the way the body perceives pain.1 Morphine is not a drug people turn to when they want to gain or lose weight; however,…

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By Cindy Coloma According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five children experience a mental health condition every year.1 Mental health is a hot topic in the news, and with the coverage and new research, some parents worry about their own kids. Worrying about your child’s mental health is…

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When it comes to pain relief, morphine is one of the most effective medicines available. Derived from the opium poppy in the early 1900s, it was used frequently during the Civil War. And considering how effective morphine is with treating moderate to severe pain, it’s probably not surprising that it’s not only highly addictive but…

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