Category Archives: addiction

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…)

Honest and Tough Conversations Can Save Lives

One of the top 10 causes of death for Oregonians is suicide. Oregon has more deaths each year from suicide than motor vehicle accidents. There are more than 600 deaths by suicide and more than 1,800 hospitalizations due to suicide in Oregon each year. The friends and family members (suicide loss survivors) left behind are forced to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, suicide loss survivors are left in the dark. Too often (more…)

Teenage Vaping Health Risks

Over the last few years vaping devices [e-cigarettes] have reached an all-time high in consumer sales and use within the teenage population. What many don’t realize are the known and unknown health risks consequences associated with vaping. For those unfamiliar with these devices, they typically look like a pen or computer memory stick. They use batteries to heat an element inside the device to aerosol the nicotine or marijuana liquid or solid during inhalation.” The (more…)

Use Opioids Effectively to Control Pain and Reduce Health Risk

Last Updated: 3/15/2019, Marc Woodard Scientific studies prove, pain relief decreases while pain sensitivity increases from excess use of opioids. In other words, if you’re a chronic pain sufferer and have used opioids for long periods of time, greater sensitivity to pain will occur. So you ask yourself, how could taking more pain killers cause greater sensitivity to pain? “I thought pain killers were supposed to lessen the pain.” This is true if you are following the  (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…)

Weight Loss through Body Chemical Activation

Updated 15 November 2018, Marc Woodard Any type of physical activity will stimulate the body’s natural release of feel good chemicals to help you lose weight and experience daily well-being. It is the activation of muscle metabolism during low impact aerobics exercise that will activate these feel good chemicals – while simultaneously melting away body fat. Any aerobic activity will release addictive body chemicals to burn more body fat, benefit health and fitness levels. Once you relate and apply the information that follows – it (more…)

Weight Loss Consulting Greatest Challenges

Today I walked 8 miles for low impact aerobic benefit and stopped into local gym to run through a 30 minute strength and flexibility routine. Fall 2014. My wife said I need to smile more. That’s a tough thing to do when taking your own selfie;] Last Updated:  March 23, 2015 I’ve worked with many clients throughout the years who had unrealistic weight loss expectations and were willing to risk their health to achieve the (more…)

Aspartame the Silent Killer

Last Updated:  Feb 22, 2015 Many years back, I posted Dr. H. J. Roberts, Aspartame and Shocking Health Risks, featured in MirrorAthlete’s March 08 newsletter. I’ve now updated this important topic to a group of new subscribers and consumers. Which include Victoria Inness-Brown’s famous experiment that exposed the truth about Monsanto the manufacture of Aspartame and its harmful effects on human health. Aspartame a substitute sweetener is alive and well and its addictive qualities are now hidden within approximately another (more…)