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.

Alcohol

Marijuana Use Rises Among College Students While Alcohol Consumption Decreases

Dangerous COVID-19 trend shows college students are turning to marijuana to cope with anxiety and social isolation and drinking less alcohol.
Alcohol

Addiction on the Big Screen: How Movies Portray Substance Abuse

Movies have the ability to make a profound impact on society. Check out how these films did their part by shining a spotlight on substance abuse.
Drug Addiction

Busted: Debunking The Myth That Drugs Enhance Musical Creativity

Debunking the long-running notion in popular culture that the use of drugs fosters creativity, notably amongst musicians.
Drug Addiction

The Rise in Meth: Why Use is Surging Across the Country

Why is meth use rapidly increasing across the US? Accessibility, potency, and lack of treatment options are three key factors
Drug Addiction

Why Smoking Marijuana Is Especially Dangerous During the Pandemic

Since the pandemic began, marijuana use has increased. We discuss why this is happening and the risks of smoking this drug when it comes to COVID-19.
Alcohol

The Queen's Gambit: How Accurately Does it Portray Addiction?

Have you watched The Queen’s Gambit? We asked people our recovery community what they thought of the show and this is what they had to say.
Drug Addiction

Free From the Cage of Addiction

Mountainside Alumni William C. discusses his journey of strength and finding inner peace after six months of sobriety.
Drug Addiction

Benadryl Challenge, TripTok, and #Ket: TikTok and Drug Use Among Gen Z

With recent TikTok trends like the Benadryl Challenge, TripTok, and #Ket, many parents are wondering if there is a larger drug use problem facing Gen Z.
Drug Addiction

How To Maintain Sobriety After Loss

Grief is a natural response to a major loss, but it is also one of the most common relapse triggers. Learning how to manage your grief is critical to maintaining your sobriety.
Drug Addiction

5 Tips to Help Your Loved One in Recovery

You play a vital role in your loved one's recovery process. Learn how to help your loved one feel supported as they address and overcome their addiction.
Drug Addiction

How Can I Best Help My Addicted Parent?

Coping with a mother or father who has an alcohol or drug problem can take a physical and emotional toll on your well-being. See
Drug Addiction

8 Signs You Are Ready to Go to Rehab

You don’t need to be physically addicted to drugs or alcohol to need rehab. If substance abuse is causing negative effects in your life, it may be time to seek help. Here are 8 signs that you are ready to go to rehab.