Not What the Doctor Ordered: 8 Common Prescription Drugs That Can Be Addictive

Each year, more than 15 million American citizens are abusing prescription drugs. Often addiction and substance abuse are perceived as hard street, illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Yet, realistically, prescription drugs get abused much more than illicit substances. And millions of people in the U.S. are now dealing with addiction to a medication […]

9 Serious Signs of Marijuana Addiction That You Need to Be Aware of

Approximately 52% of American adults have reported smoking marijuana at least one time. That adds up to nearly 162 million people in the U.S. There are many reasons why marijuana has become such a popular substance such as availability, positive publicity, perceived safety and much more. Due to all of the great things marijuana has going in its favor, […]

How to Help An Addict Who Doesn’t Want Help: Yes, There’s Still Hope

  It’s not a secret, millions are suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. However, 23.5 million people in the U.S. are also in recovery from addiction, today. If your loved one is impacted by some type of substance addiction, its vital that you focus on their recovery potential. This is especially important because many […]

How to Tell Your Loved Ones You’re Battling a Drug Addiction

Do you struggle with addiction? Are you ready to take the steps you need to give up your drug of choice? If so, you need to start by telling your family members and loved ones that you have a problem. It’s natural to feel unsure of how to deal with managing addiction and family relationships. […]

10 Myths About Drug Addiction That People Need to Stop Believing

It’s true that substance dependency and addiction is an urgent issue in the U.S. Every year millions of individuals are struggling with some type of drug abuse or dependency. That said, there’s also a lot of data about alcoholics and drug addicts that are simply wrong. This information normalizes addict stereotypes. and makes it harder […]

5 Tips for Family and Friends of Opiate Addicts

Most recent statistics indicate an average of 91 Americans die a day because of an opioid-related drug overdose. The number of deaths has increased greatly over the last two decades. But while drug abuse is potentially deadly to people with opiate addiction, its also crippling to friends and relatives. Mother and father, siblings, kids, and many others often watch from […]

Stars Can Fall, Too: Country Singer Seeks Sobriety

Stereotypes are a part of life and there’s no denying it. For those who suffer from addiction- whether the individual or loved ones- those stereotypes are almost comical. Ask any of the hundreds of thousands of people in recovery who is at risk for addiction, and the answer is simple- anyone. From young kids to […]

Alternative Options for Low-Level Drug Offenders

The first of its kind in Massachusetts, a new program in Worcester shows promise to not only reduce the crime rate, but also help more people who need treatment for drug addiction. The Plan The Buyer Diversion Treatment Alternative has a big goal: to take those who have committed low level drug offenses, such as […]

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Risking the Lives of Tucson Addicts

Drugs have been a difficult element of human society, from the 19th-century opium dens to today’s increasing outbreak of heroin addiction. The desire to take the edge off is understandable in a world filled with social pressures, an unstable political climate, stress from work and school, and the problems that come with personal relationships. Unfortunately, […]

Accidental Addiction: How Opiate Addiction Can Begin [Infographic]

One of the reasons that accidental addiction are so widespread and problematic in the United States is that the addictions are often accidental. Individuals who may start out simply following their doctor’s orders can wind up abusing opiates, and it may not be through any fault or intent of their own. You need to better […]