Stigma

The stigma surrounding addiction is undeniable. Educate yourself about the disease of addiction and what you can do to break down the stigma.
Recovery

What You Say Matters: How Society Talks About Addiction

When it comes to addiction, what you say matters. Learn about what language stigmatizes addiction and creates further harm than help.
Blog

How Is Trauma Linked to Addiction?

For many who experience a trauma, the shock and hurt dissipates with time. Others, however, may turn to substances and develop addictions.
Recovery

19 of the Best LGBTQ+ Books

These 19 reads are the best LGBTQ+ books for learning about the complexities of queerness from experts and community members.
Mental Health

­­Is Toxic Hockey Culture Pushing Athletes Toward Substance Abuse?

Hockey is a highly physical sport with many pro players relying on painkillers to cope with injuries, often leading to drug abuse. Read why.
Alcohol

Addiction on the Big Screen: How Movies Portray Substance Abuse

Movies have the ability to make a profound impact on society. Check out how these films did their part by shining a spotlight on substance abuse.
Family Wellness

Why Your Loved One Using Again Is Not the End of the Road (And What You Can Do)

Is your loved one struggling with substance abuse? Recovery Coach Rick Lepkowski shares why it is important to take care of your own well-being as well.
Mental Health

Pro Athletes Shattering the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Professional athletes are using their platforms to destigmatize the conversation surrounding mental health. See what Kevin Love, Colin Wilson, and others have to say.
Drug Addiction

The Impact of Legal Marijuana

By the end of this year, 40 states will have legalized some form of marijuana consumption. But what does this mean? Is marijuana safe?
Drug Addiction

Addiction 101: What It Is and How to Talk About It

There are countless misconceptions about addiction and those who struggle with it. Learn what addiction is, how to recognize it, and what you can do to help.
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.
Drug Addiction

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.
Recovery

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.
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