Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic disease that alters how the brain functions and disrupts everyday life. Drug addiction is caused by many factors that are biological, psychological, and environmental. Whether someone is abusing prescription pills from a doctor or using illicit drugs like heroin or fentanyl, addiction is a chronic disease that can be deadly if left untreated.
Blog

The Journey of Men in Sobriety: Challenges and Triumphs

Men in sobriety face unique challenges that can be hurdles to long-term success. See what issues sober men endure and how to handle them.
Family Wellness

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
Recovery

Drug Overdose: Everything You Need to Know

Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose. Understand the causes and symptoms behind an overdose.
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.
Mental Health

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Co-occurring disorders, also referred to as comorbidity, occur when a person has a substance use disorder and another mental health issue.
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

What to Do If Your Addicted Son or Daughter Asks You for Money

Watching your child struggle with drugs and alcohol can leave you feeling helpless. Learn what you can do to help them without enabling their addiction.
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.
Family Wellness

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Parents of Addicted Adults

As a parent of an adult addict, it's hard to know how to best support your child. Learn 5 tips to help them live a substance-free life
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.
Recovery

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?
Drug Addiction

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.
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