Understanding the Role of 12-Step Programs in Overcoming Addiction

If someone you love or you yourself are one of the 10% of adults dealing with addiction, it’s likely that you know about the existence of a 12-step program. The 12 steps are a serious aspect of a persons recovery from addiction regardless of the type of addiction one is dealing with. These programs have…

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Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal: What to Expect and How to Cope

There are nearly 1 million Americans who are using heroin each year. Additionally, there are numerous more addicts who do not report their use of drugs. Due to the degree of the heroin problem that is damaging communities in the United States as well as other countries, there’s a great chance that you already know someone…

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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…

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