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.
Alcohol

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.
Alcohol

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.
Alcohol

The Truth Behind the High Rates of Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ Community

According to the American Psychological Association, minority stress is behind it. While times have changed, members of the LGBTQ community are still the minority and face incredible amounts of discrimination and prejudice that can trigger stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders.
Alcohol

How Do Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Body?

We all know that drugs and alcohol can put your entire body at risk, but do you know how? In this short video, we explain how substances can affect your body.
Alcohol

The Real Cost of Addiction

Discussing addiction in the workplace might be taboo, but with the increasing economical toll that it is taking we can no longer ignore it.
Alcohol

Gambling Addiction on the Rise

One of the reasons why gambling is so dangerous is because it often goes unnoticed. Gamblers are experts at keeping their addiction a secret.
Alcohol

Addiction & Recovery: Real Talk on Helping Teens Resist Drugs and Alcohol

In this video, our Family Wellness Manager, Tina Muller, shares with parents some techniques for empowering their teens to resist peer pressure to try drugs and alcohol.
Opioids

What the New Surgeon General Report Means for Addiction

The latest Surgeon General Report from Dr. Murthy highlights how frequently substance use disorders and opioid overdoses occur. Here are his recommendations for fighting addiction.
Alcohol

Is "Going Cold Turkey" Safe When You Are Struggling with Alcoholism?

Addicted people unwilling to go to a treatment center may decide to go cold turkey. Painful withdrawal symptoms make this an unadvisable and almost impossible feat. Learn what to do instead.
Addiction Treatment

Can Addiction Be Cured?

Addiction is a chronic brain disease with no cure, but is treatment possible? Learn more about how this disease works.
Addiction Treatment

How to Safely Detox from Painkiller Addiction

Addiction takes a tremendous toll on the body. Learn what you can do to start the healing, break free from addiction, and regain control over your life.