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

What Does It Feel Like to Go Through Drug Withdrawal?

Not knowing what to expect is often the scariest part. Learn about the common withdrawal symptoms you may experience during detox and what you can do to alleviate the discomfort.
Drug Addiction

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
Drug Addiction

How Do I Stop My Cocaine Cravings?

During cocaine withdrawal, users have intense cravings. Here are a few ways to reduce your cravings and minimize risk of a relapse.
Drug Addiction

­­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.
Drug Addiction

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.
Family Wellness

Addiction: The Family Disease

If you've never experienced it, addiction can be difficult to understand. Clinician Lisa Westerson explains how addiction impacts the family.
Recovery

The Important Lesson I Learned from My Relapse

Despite its stigmas, relapsing does not mean you will never be able to achieve sobriety. Zachary Cohn discusses what he learned through his own experiences.
Drug Addiction

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

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.
Drug Addiction

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.
Mental Health

Pro Athletes Shattering the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Professional athletes are using their platforms to destigmatize the conversation surrounding mental health. See what Kevin Love, Colin Wilson, and others have to say.