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.
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 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.
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.
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.