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How do We End the Stigma of Addiction Once and for All?

Addiction can happen to anyone from any walk of life. It is not something that only happens to the destitute and disadvantaged population. Society has a way of looking down on individuals who struggle with an addiction to alcohol or drugs. For some reason, people do not think that this can happen in their families or to their friends or […]

Which is Best for Me, Inpatient or Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

Now that the states are lessening the “Stay at Home” restrictions on citizens in the United States, people are trying to get back to business as usual. Today, individuals are going back to work with restrictions, and businesses are opening as well with restrictions. Now might be the time that you are thinking about getting into a treatment program for […]

What are Teens Saying About Their Reasons for Drug Abuse?

Despite the widespread campaigns to educate our youth about the dangers of substance abuse, far too many teens use drugs and alcohol today.  But, there are also millions of teens who don’t abuse substances.  So, what are the reasons for teen drug abuse and why do some teens experiment with drugs or alcohol while others refrain? Experts at the Center […]

Shocking Report Reveals People are Harming Pets to Get Opioids

It’s inconceivable to most of us that people are repeatedly harming pets to get opioids, but studies show that it happens more than we realize.  Scientists from Penn Medicine and Penn Vet conducted a study that reveals a 41 percent increase in pet opioid prescriptions in the last ten years.  However, the number of vet visit only increased by about […]

Anxiety and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Reaching Alarming Proportions

Benzodiazepine prescriptions are some of the most written by physicians in the United States. With COVID-19 and isolation of individuals, these numbers are only going up. Benzodiazepines are used to treat stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, panic attacks, and seizures. Physicians write benzodiazepine prescriptions mainly for anxiety today. Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Under the Controlled Substances Act, benzodiazepines (also called Benzos) are Schedule […]

Substance Abuse Increases Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The devastating effects of the Coronavirus pandemic continue to shock us as we watch the statistics rise.  Daily news reports reveal more deaths, lost jobs, business closings, and economic repercussions that stem from this virus.  Unfortunately, the effects will continue to pose threats to society in ways we would not have imagined a few months ago. Among those threats is […]

Recap 2019:  Where Do We Go From Here in the War on Drugs?

It’s a new year and with it comes the desire to do more for ourselves, our families, and society.  Hopefully, we learned some things in the past year that will help us create effective solutions to problems, improve the quality of life for the less fortunate, and generate a better sense of togetherness as a nation.  Among the many things […]

How to Save Christmas if You Love an Addict

The Internet abounds with articles and stories about how the holidays affect people who are struggling with addiction.  They offer hundreds of tips and advice for those individuals on how to get through the parties and get-togethers and stay sober.  But, what about the loved ones who are wondering how to navigate the festive season without causing the addict in […]

Get the Most Out of Rehab With These Tips

You’ve made the hardest decision of your life and are about to enter a rehab program to overcome an addiction.  This is a decision you won’t regret if you have the right mindset during your time in treatment. Since this is your first step toward a healthy, sober life, you want to make the most of your time in the […]

7 Incredible Addiction Treatment Transformations

In the past century, we’ve witnessed some incredible addiction treatment transformations.  For instance, 100 years ago, addicts were perceived as moral degenerates who needed to be punished for their substance abuse. Most of the “treatment” methods involved what amounted to torture in prisons or asylums. These individuals suffered severe withdrawals as a result of this misguided attempt to correct their […]

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