Category Archives: alcoholism

Connected Disease Treatment, Diabetes, Gout, Kidney Stones

There are 3 diseases (diabetes, gout and kidney stones) that have a common lifestyle denominator. Depending on the uric acid concentrations in the blood, it is possible to experience all 3 at one time. The most common cause of elevated uric acid in the blood occurs from an unhealthy diet, sedentary habits and lack of proper water hydration.  Studies show if you have high uric acid concentrations in the blood you are more likely to experience (more…)

Tigard Turns the Tide works together to prevent teenage substance use disorder

We all understand how important teenage alcohol and substance use prevention education programs and resources are to any parent challenged with an addicted child or knows someone with a substance abuse disorder. But did you know that nine out of 10 adults with substance use disorders started using before age 18? In surveys, Tigard High School (THS) 11th graders have self-reported substance use from 2012-17.  The data shows significant teenage substance use with significant increases (more…)

Why Most American’s Have a Drug Addiction Problem

Updated 22 January 2019, Marc Woodard Why do I say most American’s have a drug use problem? Drug chemical addictions aren’t all connected to illicit activity with potential to incarcerate someone. To educate our children fully on unhealthy addiction habits, it is important for parents to also learn and share how the marketplace supplies hyper-palatable addictive food and drinks with chemical stimulants that appear harmless… but have the potential to lead to an illicit gateway (more…)