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 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.
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.
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?
Alcohol

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?