Chronic Pain

People with chronic pain who self-medicate by using addictive substances for their pain can develop substance abuse disorder (SUD). Chronic pain can increase anxiety, alcohol dependency, and feelings of depression and hopelessness. Managing symptoms in healthy ways can help one avoid addiction to substances. Read here about the causes of chronic pain and ways you can heal your body.
Wellness

Easing Withdrawal Symptoms with Holistic Practices

Withdrawal pain is a common reason for relapse. Take a more natural approach by incorporating holistic practices into your recovery plan.
Opioids

­­Is Toxic Hockey Culture Pushing Athletes Toward Substance Abuse?

Hockey is a highly physical sport with many pro players relying on painkillers to cope with injuries, often leading to drug abuse. Read why.
Opioids

Baby Boomers and Millennials Are Driving The Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has impacted over 2.5 million users and their families. Learn about two generations that have been particularly hard-hit: Baby Boomers and Millennials.
Recovery

6 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain as a Sober Person

Chronic pain is one of several factors that can lead to addiction, as many end up using painkillers. Discover other ways to manage pain and maintain sobriety.
Opioids

What You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Filling 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

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

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.