Sovereign Health Group Blog

Is sugar an addictive substance?
04-14-17 Category: Addiction

When National Basketball Association (NBA)all-star Dwight Howard’s performance started dwindling, preliminary investigation revealed that he had tingling limbs. Doctors promptly attributed this to nerve dysfunction dysesthesia, a condition present in pre-diabetes patients. The whole episode brought a secret to light that Howard kept under wraps for over a decade. He was gorging on sweets every […]

David Peel, marijuana minstrel and evangelist, passes away at 74
04-13-17 Category: Addiction, Marijuana

“I like marijuana, you like marijuana, we like marijuana too” — the exclusive hippie anthem during the countercultural revolution of the 1960s sung by David Peel, the New York street musician and marijuana evangelist, had created ripples among the anti-establishment rock ‘n’ roll fans in America of yesteryears. On March 31, 2017, the 74-year-old minstrel […]

Substance use disorder is a treatable chronic medical condition, says ACP
04-12-17 Category: Substance Abuse

The problem of drug overdose and related challenges is at an all-time high in the United States but not all drug abusers have access to the necessary treatment. Substance misuse and abuse, including that of illegal and prescription drugs, has become a serious concern. While millions of people in the U.S. continue to suffer from […]

Drug monitoring programs help bring down opioid prescriptions, says study
04-11-17 Category: Addiction, Opioid

The prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) has turned out to be an important tool in tackling the burgeoning opioid crisis. However, despite a rise in the number of opioid overdose deaths, many clinicians are reluctant in using these state-run programs. A recent study by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, titled “States with […]

Canada plans to legalize marijuana by July 2018
04-10-17 Category: Addiction, Marijuana

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is all set to introduce a new bill to decriminalize recreational marijuana in the first half of April 2017, hoping to make it a law by July 2018. Declining to specify the dates, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said that the present government would introduce the law this spring in […]

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