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

How Addiction Can Change Your Personality

Addiction alters brain activity, leading to personality changes. Find out the different ways addiction can affect your life and relationships.
Drug Addiction

What to Do When Your Son or Daughter is Struggling with Addiction

Finding out your son or daughter is addicted can be an overwhelming time. Learn about 5 steps on how to best support your child.

Senate Passes Bill Targeting the Opioid Epidemic

The U.S. Senate voted 99-1 in favor of new bills directed at preventing the opioid crisis. See how the proposed laws will impact those suffering from addiction.
Drug Addiction

Drugs: More Dangerous than Ever

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, fentanyl is being used to lace a wide variety of drugs including marijuana. Learn more about the dangers of fentanyl-laced drugs.
Drug Addiction

Benzodiazepines: Everything You Need to Know

Benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed medications that promote short-term anxiety relief but cause long-term harm and even death when abused.
Drug Addiction

Athletes and Prescription Pills: The Drug Crisis Impacting America

Opioid addiction is becoming increasingly common among high school and college athletes. Find out why and what you can do to protect yourself from prescription pill abuse.
Drug Addiction

How Addiction Affects the Brain

While many view substance use as a choice, addiction is a chronic disease. Learn how it impacts the brain and its long-term effects.
Mental Health

What Are Common Signs of Mental Illness in Addiction?

Addressing mental health concerns is an important part of addiction treatment. Lisa Westerson, Assistant Clinical Director at Mountainside treatment center, shares common signs of mental illness and what you should do if you recognize these signs.
Drug Addiction

What are Benzodiazepines?

Over 50 million prescriptions for benzodiazepines are written yearly in the United States. Although intended to treat anxiety and depression, benzodiazepines are commonly abused alongside alcohol and other illicit drugs.
Drug Addiction

7 Most Common Deadly Drug Combinations

Alcohol is a danger in itself but can be especially lethal when mixed with certain drugs. Learn about drug and alcohol combinations to avoid at all costs.
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

5 Myths About Addiction

There are many misconceptions and generalizations about addiction. Learn about myths impacting public perceptions of the disease and why they are untrue.