Prescription Painkillers

Prescription medications can be just as dangerous and addictive as illicit drugs. Learn about the dangers of abusing medications and how to reach out for help.
Opioids

Infographic: Prescription Drug Misuse

Prescription drug misuse is more common than you think. Learn which prescriptions are abused most and their dangerous side effects.
Opioids

A Safe Guide to Pain Management if Your Doctor Prescribes You Opioids

In many cases, prescription painkillers may lead to addiction in some cases. It is important that you know how to safeguard yourself against addiction.
Opioids

5 Things to Know About the Opioid Bill

President Trump, who labeled the opioid epidemic a national emergency earlier this year, recently signed the bill ⎼ the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act ⎼ into law. Below are five important components of this law and how they can impact addiction and treatment.
Drug Addiction

Athletes and Prescription Pills: The Drug Crisis Impacting America

Opioid addiction is becoming increasingly common among high school and college athletes. Find out why and what you can do to protect yourself from prescription pill abuse.
Opioids

San Francisco Takes Fight Against Opioid Epidemic to the Streets

The city of San Francisco will begin distributing medications that combat opioid withdrawal to those suffering from addiction on the streets. Learn more about how this could impact the opioid epidemic.
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.
Family Wellness

What Parents Need to Know About Teens and Opioids

Opioid overdoses occur regardless of age. Learn how to recognize the signs of addiction and how to communicate with your teens about the dangers of drug abuse.
Opioids

Generation Prescription Pills: How Baby Boomers and Millennials Are Driving the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has impacted over 2.5 million users and their families. Learn about two generations that have been particularly hard-hit: Baby Boomers and Millennials.
Family Wellness

The Opioid Epidemic’s Forgotten Victims

When discussing the opioid epidemic, most focus on the staggering number of overdose deaths ⎼ on average, 91 per day. As upsetting as these losses are, they are not the only victims of this deadly epidemic. The children of addicted parents are also suffering.
Family Wellness

How can I help my wife and her family with her father’s opioid addiction?

Drug addiction impacts those struggling with it and their families. Discover how to support a family member struggling with opioid abuse.
Opioids

Vivitrol and Suboxone Equally Safe and Effective in Treating Opioid Addiction, Study Says

The medications Vivitrol and Suboxone are similarly efficient forms of addiction treatment. Learn about their effects and the key differences between them.
Opioids

Ways to Manage Chronic Pain as a Sober Person

Chronic pain is one of several factors that can lead to addiction, as many end up using painkillers. Discover other ways to manage pain and maintain sobriety.