Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic disease that alters how the brain functions. Learn how it impacts individuals, their loved ones, and the community.
Addiction Treatment

Officials Implement New Opioid Addiction Treatment Initiatives

The opioid epidemic affects about 2 million people in the United States. Here's how some states are using buprenorphine to help save the lives of those affected by opioid addiction.
Opioids

From Schools to Local Parks, Nowhere is Safe from the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic is putting the public at risk of being exposed to powerful drugs and contracting diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. Learn how and what community leaders are doing about it.
Alcohol

19 Reasons to Get Sober in 2019

The new year is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to make some real changes. If you are struggling with drugs and alcohol, why not make this the year you change your life?
Mental Health

What Are Common Signs of Mental Illness in Addiction?

Addressing mental health concerns is an important part of addiction treatment. Lisa Westerson, Assistant Clinical Director at Mountainside treatment center, shares common signs of mental illness and what you should do if you recognize these signs.
Drug Addiction

A New App Is Teaching People How to Talk About Drugs and Alcohol Addiction

Watching a loved one struggle with alcoholism is difficult but speaking with them about it can be just as tough. Learn how an app is making this talk easier.
Relationships

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Your Addiction

Telling your loved ones that you are struggling with substance abuse can be difficult. These are some tips to help you be better prepared for this important conversation.
Alcohol

Addiction: Men vs Women

Addiction can impact anyone, but social and physiological factors lead to gender-specific concerns. Learn how substance abuse affects men and women.
Opioids

Stop Thinking Addiction Could Never Happen to You

The reality is that deadly drugs like Fentanyl and heroin are making their way into homes all over the country, homes just like yours.
Alcohol

3 Reasons People Don't Go to Treatment

People suffering from a substance abuse disorder have varied reasons for avoiding treatment, but the most significant factors are denial, fear, and shame.
Drug Addiction

How to Safely Detox from Painkiller Addiction

Addiction takes a tremendous toll on the body. Learn what you can do to start the healing, break free from addiction, and regain control over your life.
Alcohol

How to Get Your Parent into Addiction Treatment

There are currently 25 million adults in the US struggling with addiction. If your parent needs help, here are important steps you can take.
Alcohol

The Founding Fathers on Drugs and Alcohol

Learn about the complex history of drug and alcohol addiction and how 18th century substance abuse impacted even America’s founding fathers.