Is Addiction a disease or a moral failing?

Is Addiction a Disease or a Moral Failing? The State of the Debate

Substance abuse is a large and growing problem. In 2016, 10.6 percent of people in the United States ages 12 and older had used illicit drugs in the previous month, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While drug abuse impacts these individuals and their families most significantly, it also impacts the country as a whole…. Read More

How companies can help employees face addiction issues

The Supportive Office: How Companies Can Help Employees Face Addiction Issues

Substance addiction is not selective. Mothers, teachers, your auto mechanic and holders of PhDs are all vulnerable to becoming addicted to alcohol abuse, illicit drugs, or prescription drugs. Today, business owners are not only dealing with balancing budgets and increasing revenue against stiff competition, but they are also coping with employees who are struggling with… Read More

Addiction treatment - is it time for national standards?

Is It Time for National Standards in Addiction Treatment?

With the opioid epidemic continuing to rise at an alarming rate addiction experts, medical professionals, lawmakers, addicts and advocates alike are scrambling to find a way to deal with the mounting drug-induced deaths. In 2017 alone, more than 70,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the U.S., a rise of 9.6 percent over 2016 rates and over three times… Read More

Addiction Myths - Keeping an informed outlook

Keeping an Informed Outlook: Debunking Common Addiction Myths

Historically, society hasn’t had a very firm understanding of addiction and many of the issues surrounding it, which has led to misguided theories and myths popping up around the topic. Some of these myths are dangerous, however, because they misrepresent the facts about addiction and addiction treatment. Here are four common addiction myths and the… Read More

How to avoid binge drinking this holiday season

Holiday Cheers: How to Avoid Binge Drinking This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to be jolly, to let loose and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation with friends, family and loved ones. As a time of year dominated by parties, family gatherings and special moments, there’s plenty of fun to be had during the snowy season. Unfortunately, in many social circles, spreading a little holiday… Read More

Global Drug Epidemics

Drug Epidemics: A Global Overview

There’s no doubt about it – the United States has a serious drug problem as a whole, and the ongoing opioid epidemic has only added to our already grim statistics related to addiction issues. The thing is that substance abuse knows no boundaries. Despite the lack of media coverage regarding addiction beyond our borders, the fact is… Read More