1. Do Safe Injection Sites Help or Hinder Addiction Recovery?

    Safe injections sites are not a new idea, globally, and have been saving the lives of intravenous (IV) drug users in other nations for decades at more than 120 sites. This summer, this new revolution has plans to infiltrate the United States in an effort to help reduce the more than 65,000 deaths ca…Read More

  2. Hosting a Successful Intervention

    Drug or alcohol addiction is a sensitive subject that may be difficult for the addict, friends, and family to accept and talk about. However, getting an addict help for their addiction is the best thing that you can do for them. Interventions are formal support groups that address the topic of addic…Read More

  3. The 12-Step Program as a Path to Addiction Recovery

    Addiction is the compulsive substance-seeking behavior or an intense desire to use a substance despite the negative consequences. Addiction goes much further than use or abuse in the fact that those who suffer from addiction have lost the ability to control their urges and are victims to their addic…Read More

  4. Decriminalizing Addiction to Search for Solutions

    In the 1960s America, there was a significant increase in illicit drug use. Drugs such as marijuana and cocaine became symbols of youthful rebellion, reckless freedom, and a way to “stick it to the man,” so to speak. Drug use was almost a cultural norm and was socially acceptable among the free…Read More

  5. New Treatments for Opiate Addiction Recovery

    Opioid addiction comes in many different forms, from street heroin use to prescription pain medication abuse. Because opiates alter the chemistry of the brain and disrupt a person’s ability to feel pleasure without being high, opioid substances are highly addictive. Opioid addiction is difficult t…Read More

  6. The Ugly Truth About Drug Rehabilitation

    In a recent survey, 24.6 million Americans admitted to using an illicit drug within the past month. While it is unclear what the survey taker constituted as illicit and whether this is an accurate number considering prescription drug misuse and the legalization of marijuana in some states, we will t…Read More

  7. Methadone Treatment: The Ups and Downs

    Since the 1970s, Methadone has been used to help treat opiate addiction. It is an opioid derivative, which activates the same receptors in the brain as heroin or prescription opioids such as Vicodin or Percocet. Methadone is used to block the effects of opioids to help decrease cravings and to help …Read More

  8. Common Substance Abuse Problems

    Often times it is difficult for friends and family to recognize the signs of substance abuse in loved ones. This is due to a variety of reasons including simply not wanting to believe there is a problem, to substance abuse being normalized. In our culture, being under the influence is commonplace an…Read More

  9. The Danger of Heroin: The Opiate Crisis

    One could ponder what the dangers could possibly be of a drug that is made from a pretty little flower and used medicinally to treat severe pain. How can anything that can make someone comfortable be so bad? The quick answer is that opioids claimed the lives of nearly 35,000 Americans last year and …Read More