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.
Recovery

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.
Drug Addiction

Drugged Driving: Opioids Causing a Spike in Deadly Car Accidents

Opioids and car accidents may be more connected than we think. Learn how prescription medications could be leading to a spike in deadly car accidents.
Recovery

Tips for Moms in Recovery, From a Mom in Recovery

Tracy was stuck in an unhealthy marriage, trying to balance all the demands of motherhood, when she found relief in xanax and alcohol. Now, she is 15 years sober and hoping that her story will inspire other moms to reach out for help.
Drug Addiction

Tackling Addiction in the Workplace: Tips for Employers

Whether you realize it or not, addiction may be impacting your workplace. Learn how you can recognize if an employee is struggling with addiction and how you can help create a safer work environment.
Drug Addiction

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.
Drug Addiction

Meth: The Silent Killer

While the opioid epidemic has been captivating the nation's attention, methamphetamine has made a silent but powerful comeback. In many cities, it is now killing more people than opioids.
Drug Addiction

New Laws Pose Important Question: Who Should Be Held Responsible in Overdose Deaths?

They were friends. They shared drugs and overdosed. One survived, and the other died. Who should be held responsible when an overdose occurs?
Drug Addiction

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

No Longer a Family Secret: Obituaries Shine a Light on Addiction

Drug overdoses were once kept hidden behind closed doors. But as the opioid epidemic spreads, more and more families are sharing the truth about their loved one’s use, addiction, and death ⎼ in hopes of helping others who are struggling.
Drug Addiction

Could You Be Prone to Addiction?

While it is impossible to determine who will and will not become addicted, there are certain risk factors that make you more prone to addiction.
Opioids

5 Things to Know About the Opioid Bill

President Trump, who labeled the opioid epidemic a national emergency earlier this year, recently signed the bill ⎼ the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act ⎼ into law. Below are five important components of this law and how they can impact addiction and treatment.
Drug Addiction

Secrecy in Addiction

Recognizing that your loved one is struggling with addiction can be difficult. After all, those in active addiction go to great lengths to hide their substance use from those around them. Learn how to recognize the signs, common ways individuals hide their addiction, and why.