One of the most difficult things any family can go through when they have a loved one struggling with addiction is confronting them about the problem. Here we examine why this can be so challenging and offer up some helpful suggestions when attempting to confront a loved one.
Marijuana and alcohol are two of the most commonly used substances in the United States. Here we examine the role marijuana and alcohol can play in addiction today, specifically the trap people looking to overcome other substances can fall into.
The opioid epidemic continues to be a growing problem in this country. Here we examine some of the long-term side effects on the brain, as well as how the withdrawal effects can prolong the addiction without seeking the proper treatment.
As the Dry January Challenge continues to gain attention from more and more Americans, we examine the benefits as well as what that may look like for someone struggling with an alcohol addiction.
You can find it at almost any restaurant, gas station, grocery store, pretty much any establishment that serves food—not to mention the cluster of bars and liquor stores located worldwide.
It is no secret that addiction can be highly stigmatized in our society , and one of the main things that creates that stigma is that there is often a lot of failure for addicts trying to get clean.
What is rock bottom anyway? How far does a person have to fall before they hit bottom? How bad does their life have to get?
It is no secret that our country’s ongoing drug crisis has been heavily attributed to the opioid epidemic, but how did we get here? How did drugs like heroin make such a big comeback and later evolve into even more dangerous street drugs such as fentanyl?
Hopeless, junkie, thief, drunk, trash, bum, a lost cause. The list can go on and on when using adjectives to describe an addict in need of help, all stigmas created by the way society views people who seem lost to drug addiction.
A record number of overdoses occurred in 2019, as nearly 71,000 are projected to have lost their lives as a result of a drug overdose, according to preliminary data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.