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

The Truth About Surviving A Drug Overdose

Opioid overdoses aren't always deadly. Learn about the severe consequences that overdose survivors often face.
Drug Addiction

The Impact of Legal Marijuana

By the end of this year, 40 states will have legalized some form of marijuana consumption. But what does this mean? Is marijuana safe?
Drug Addiction

How to Stay Sober After a Friend’s Relapse

Watching anyone relapse is hard, but it can be particularly difficult when the person who relapses is someone you are close to. This can make you question your own recovery, […]
Drug Addiction

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide

This World Mental Health Day, learn how you can help prevent suicide.
Drug Addiction

How to Recognize Benzodiazepine Addiction

Recognizing the signs of benzodiazepine addiction is not always easy. These are some red flags to look out for.
Drug Addiction

Addiction 101: What It Is and How to Talk About It

There are countless misconceptions about addiction and those who struggle with it. Learn what addiction is, how to recognize it, and what you can do to help.
Drug Addiction

Waiting for Rock Bottom Could Mean a Tombstone

"Rock bottom" could be too late for someone struggling with drugs or alcohol. Learn how to recognize the signs of addiction and what you can do to get help.
Family Wellness

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.
Drug Addiction

I’m a Gay Male Addict in Recovery

Overcoming addiction is never easy, especially when you are a part of the LGBTQ community. In this article, Lloyd shares his experience as a gay man in recovery.
Drug Addiction

How to Recognize Depression

Approximately 16.2 million American adults suffer from depression. Learn how to recognize it and what you can do to help.
Drug Addiction

Dear Heroin

Watching someone close to you struggle with addiction is heartbreaking, especially if you were once in their shoes. In this article, Michael Ahearn, shares what it feels like to watch those you love relapse.
Drug Addiction

What I Learned from my Father’s Addiction

When Maggie's dad revealed his struggles with alcohol, her whole life changed. Now, Maggie shares what she has learned from her father's struggle with addiction.