If you are the mother or father of someone living with the disease of addiction, you know first-hand how difficult it is to continue to stand by a child who is seemingly predisposed to acting against their best interest. On the one hand, they are your child. One of the few people in life who...Read More
The fight to provide access to substance use disorder treatment centers continues across the country. The need to expand such access has been driven in large part by the American opioid epidemic. Without addiction treatment, the chances of long-term recovery are significantly diminished. Treatment centers provide a safe environment, closed from the realms of influences...Read More
In the field of addiction medicine, preventing relapse is a top priority. It is often said that putting down the bottle or a drug is the easiest part of recovery, the rub is not picking them back up. Which is where a program of recovery comes into the picture. Through daily spiritual maintenance, and working...Read More
“I haven’t lost my mind, it lost me.” The sobering words of late sci-fi fantasy icon Carrie Fisher, better known around the world as Princess Leia, are chilling to say the least. While Fisher is best known for her cinnamon bun hairdos and brandishing laser blasters, she was also an advocate for mental health and...Read More
The U.S. Surgeon General recently released a report which painted a grim picture of the seriousness of addiction in America. While many of the report’s figures may not come as much of a surprise, considering the fact that we continue to grapple with an opioid epidemic, when you step back in order to grasp the...Read More
Mental illness impacts millions of Americans’ lives, especially those who do not receive any form of treatment. While efforts to improve access to mental health services throughout the country have been strong in recent years, the clear majority of affected Americans do not find the help they need. Experts overwhelmingly agree that those whose mental...Read More
The Opioid Epidemic If there is a perfect solution to be found regarding ending the American opioid epidemic, it has yet to show itself. The American public has been made fully aware of the situation, with hundreds of people dying every week; they also know that we cannot arrest our way out of the problem,...Read More
It has been just over 50 years since the United States Surgeon General issued a report, highlighting the dangers of tobacco use. Back in 1964, the little research available indicated a direct link between cigarettes and cancer. The 1960’s was a time of change in America on several different levels, from “civil rights” to an...Read More
Veterans Day Today is Veterans Day, a time for every American to acknowledge the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces. Across the country, people are gathering for parades and events to honor those who have made the greatest sacrifice for this country. However, Veterans Day is about more than parades,...Read More
There is a serious lack of understanding when comes to marijuana. Decades of prohibition in the United States made it very difficult to conduct research on the drug, a substance that some believe is relatively harmless and should be legal for adult use, while others believe it should be illegal. Then there is a group...Read More
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