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

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.
Drug Addiction

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.
Drug Addiction

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.
Drug Addiction

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.
Drug Addiction

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.
Drug Addiction

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.
Drug Addiction

How to Get Your Parent into Addiction Treatment

There are currently 25 million adults in the US struggling with addiction. If your parent needs help, here are important steps you can take.
Drug Addiction

What Doctors Are Doing About the Opioid Epidemic

Once believed to be helpful medications, opioids were frequently prescribed to patients for chronic pain management. Now, they have proved to be dangerous and highly addictive.
Opioids

The Founding Fathers on Drugs and Alcohol

Learn about the complex history of drug and alcohol addiction and how 18th century substance abuse impacted even America’s founding fathers.