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

Detox vs Rehab: Which One is Right for You?

When addressing addiction, detox, rehab, or a combination of the two can be effective depending on the person. Learn which treatment is best for you.
Drug Addiction

Lil Peep’s Overdose Sparks Xanax Discussion

21-year-old rapper Lil Peep allegedly died of an overdose involving Xanax, igniting a conversation about the misuse of prescription drugs.
Recovery

The Importance of 12 Step in Recovery

Recovery is not straightforward. Discover how the 12 Step program provides the structure necessary for a sober life by promoting self-discovery and fellowship.
Drug Addiction

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Your Addiction

Telling your loved ones that you are struggling with substance abuse can be difficult. These are some tips to help you be better prepared for this important conversation.
Drug Addiction

Addiction: Men vs Women

Addiction can impact anyone, but social and physiological factors lead to gender-specific concerns. Learn how substance abuse affects men and women.
Drug Addiction

Stop Thinking Addiction Could Never Happen to You

The reality is that deadly drugs like Fentanyl and heroin are making their way into homes all over the country, homes just like yours.
Drug Addiction

Is Vaping Really Safer?

Because it is easier to hide, research shows that vaping increases the risk that an individual will experiment with drugs, especially if they are young.
Family Wellness

Addicted Babies

Every year, roughly 10,000 babies are born addicted to opioids. Their first days of life are excruciating ─ consisting of stiff limbs, tremors, extreme diarrhea, fever, irritability, and excessive crying.
Drug Addiction

How can you tell if you have an addiction?

Do you have a problem with substances? In this short video, Amy Sedgwick, Director of Clinical Operations at Mountainside, discusses common warning signs of addiction.
Drug Addiction

Addiction Among Baby Boomers

Baby boomers were frequently exposed to illicit substances. See how this drug culture and other factors continue to impact their risk of developing addiction.
Drug Addiction

One-Third of Millennials Are Using Venmo to Buy Drugs

Drug deals do not just happen in dark alleys. Learn how mobile apps like Venmo are unintentionally enabling drug purchases.
Drug Addiction

3 Reasons People Don't Go to Treatment

People suffering from a substance abuse disorder have varied reasons for avoiding treatment, but the most significant factors are denial, fear, and shame.