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.
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

Is Instagram a Gateway to Drugs?

Young people are increasingly finding illicit drugs through dealers on Instagram. Learn about the dangers of the app and how to encourage youth to avoid substance abuse.
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.
Teens

Avoiding a Dangerous School Year

College students are one of the most at-risk populations for drug and alcohol misuse. Learn how to warn young people about substance abuse before it's too late.
Family Wellness

Signs You Are Enabling an Addiction

It’s hard to know what to do when a loved one is suffering with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. See whether your family is offering misguided help and enabling your loved one’s addiction.
Drug Addiction

Drugged Driving

Drunk driving has always been a topic of concern. But as more states legalize marijuana, drugged driving is becoming a growing problem.
Drug Addiction

Study: 17% of College Students Misuse ADHD Drugs

According to a recent study by researchers at the University of South Carolina, 1 in 6 college students – or 17 percent – misuse Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) drugs like Ritalin, Vyvanse, and Adderall.
Drug Addiction

5 Reasons People Give to Excuse Their Drug and Alcohol Addictions

Admitting to substance abuse is difficult, causing many users to make excuses for their behavior. Take action to address underlying issues before they escalate.
Drug Addiction

Kiwi Tastes A Golden Nugget

Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It becomes all he can think about it. A short, animated film by Andreas Hykade illustrates the cycle of addiction.
Drug Addiction

Addiction: 5 Things You Need to Know

There’s a lot of information out there about alcoholism and drug addiction. The sheer volume of articles, books, and videos on the topic can be overwhelming, and despite all of this, people are left still wanting answers. So, we’ve answered five of the top questions you may have about the topic.