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  • Memory and Marijuana: Study at Olin Research Center Focuses on Young Users

    November 29, 2018

    From the control room of the functional MRI at the Institute of Living’s Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Dr. Alecia Dager watches the monitor for signs of activity in the portion of the brain that controls memory, curious as to how the drug impacts this process. (In the image above, the orange…

  • At Natchaug, Clients Know They Can Relate to First Recovery Support Specialist

    November 15, 2018

    Tonya Cutler stands in front of the room, tapping a marker on the list of “triggers” written on a large sheet of paper taped to the wall. While one of the eight adolescents in the room paces relentlessly around the perimeter, his ears picking up everything she says, two girls…

  • Here’s Why Juul Is More Addictive Than Other E-Cigarettes

    November 15, 2018

    News this week that the manufacturer of the electronic cigarette Juul will voluntarily limit sales of its flavored liquids to online purchases is a step in the right direction but certainly not snuffing out the problem, according to some Hartford HealthCare providers. “Regulatory action preventing Juul sales would be great,”…

  • E-Cigarettes & Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

    November 14, 2018

    More teens are vaping now than ever – and parents are concerned. Psychiatrist Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director at Rushford, has important information for parents, teachers and anyone else with teens in their lives. Q: What do I need to be on the lookout for? A: Familiarize yourself with…

  • What FDA Approval of Powerful Opioid Dsuvia Means to Addiction Fight

    November 06, 2018

    Recent Food and Drug Administration approval of Dsuvia pain medication has stirred controversy in a nation enduring a relentless opioid crisis spurred in part by the physical dependence many people develop after seeking legal remedies for pain. As politicians and caregivers in the nation’s healthcare system struggle to find a…

  • Blackouts: Common and Dangerous Result of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

    October 30, 2018

    They’ve been the subject of comedy skits, courtroom dramas and even Supreme Court justice nomination hearings but the reality is that blackouts are a common and dangerous result of excessive alcohol consumption. “A blackout comes after heavy or binge drinking when the person loses control over impulses and, later, has…

  • Jamie Lee Curtis: ‘Getting Sober Remains my Single Greatest Accomplishment.’

    October 26, 2018

    PHOTO CREDIT: Gage Skidmore via Flickr It was a prescription for painkillers after eye surgery that served as the entry into a battle against opioid abuse for “Halloween” actress and children’s book author Jamie Lee Curtis. “Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment,” she told People. “Bigger than my husband,…

  • Do You Have a Drinking Problem? Find Out With This 5-Question Quiz

    October 26, 2018

    Several recent scientific papers have tackled the health effects of alcohol, some claiming there are health benefits while others suggest the national published guidelines for “safe drinking” should be lower. The debate may make it harder to know if you or someone you care about has a drinking problem. “The…

  • Suicide on the Rise, Especially Among Young People

    October 26, 2018

    While we have gotten better at treating cancer and heart disease, that is not the case with suicide. Suicides are on the rise, especially among young people. Overall, suicides remain a leading cause of death in the U.S., with approximately 45,000 people per year dying of suicide.  According to the…

  • For Rushford Clients, an ‘Eye-Opening’ Fitness Center

    October 09, 2018

    In a small room crammed with eight pieces of exercise equipment, dozens of Rushford clients are logging actual miles of recovery. The Rushford Fitness Center in Middletown, featuring equipment donated by an area Planet Fitness and painted with the brand’s bold yellow and purple, has been booked solid by clients…


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