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.
Drug Overdoses and the 911 Good Samaritan Law
In the case of a drug overdose, as with many medical emergencies, a matter of minutes can make all the difference between life and death. Yet, many people delay calling 911, or sometimes don’t call at all. And it’s not just drug dealers or complete strangers who are hesitating to call ⎼ it is parents, friends, loved ones. It is the individual overdosing. Not because they don’t care, but because they’re afraid of the repercussions.
How to Ask for Help When You Relapse
People in recovery who feel they are experiencing relapse need outside support to cope with their emotions. Learn how to ask for help during this tough time.
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.
Know Your Recovery Rights
People in recovery may fear discrimination in their search for housing or jobs. Learn more about the laws and protections in place for individuals recovering from addiction.
Can Addiction Be Cured?
Though many consider addiction to be voluntary, it is a chronic brain disease with no cure, but it can be treated. Learn more about how the disease works and how you can manage it in the long term.