Opioids

Learn about how the opioid epidemic is affecting countless lives and how you or your loved one can seek help.
Opioids

What You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Filling Your Painkiller Prescription

The average person probably doesn’t know what the opioid crisis means for them. If prescribed an opioid medication by their doctor, should they fill the prescription? What information should the doctor be giving them? What questions should they ask to ensure their safety and that of their family?
Opioids

The Opioid Epidemic from Two Different Viewpoints: The Living and The Dead

There’s more than one way to tell a story, especially when that story is the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation.
Drug Addiction

What the New Surgeon General Report Means for Addiction

The latest Surgeon General Report from Dr. Murthy highlights how frequently substance use disorders and opioid overdoses occur. Here are his recommendations for fighting addiction.
Addiction Treatment

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.
Opioids

From Painkillers to Heroin: An All Too Common Path

The amount of people who are addicted to prescription painkillers continues to grow, with an estimated 2.1 million people currently misusing opioids in the United States. And for many, the transition from prescription drug misuse to heroin addiction is an easy one.
Opioids

Macklemore Helps Obama Tackle Opioid Epidemic Awareness

Grammy award-winning rapper Macklemore and President Barack Obama teamed up last weekend to talk about the national opioid addiction crisis by calling for Congress to increase funding for addiction treatment.
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.
Drug Addiction

Seniors and Substance Abuse: A Growing Problem

Drugs and alcohol use are often associated with teens and young adults, but the reality is that addiction affects people of all ages, senior citizens included.
Drug Addiction

Obama Holds Conference on the Nation's Growing Opioid Problem

At a West Virginia conference, Obama addressed the opioid epidemic, the role of prescription drugs, and different initiatives the government would take to reduce the public health crisis.
Opioids

How Heroin Affects the Brain

The opioid heroin can consume the mind and cause addiction. Learn how the drug impacts cognitive functions, and protect yourself and your brain against it.