Finding Recovery as a Family

Finding Recovery as a Family

Are you struggling with an addiction? Is one of your family members struggling with the difficult process of an addiction? While addiction has the most detrimental effects directly on the user, it may shock you to realize that addiction can also have very serious negative side effects to the family members of someone living in active addiction. It… Read More

Women’s Drug Rehab Center Loses State Funding

While it’s always disappointing when a good thing comes to an end, it’s especially hard when a program that helps people comes to an end as well. Mango Bay Retreat, a women’s drug rehab center, learned that its state funding would end at the end of June 2018. The retreat learned this from its managing body, the Southeast… Read More

Global Supply of Illegal Drugs At All Time High

It’s bad news all around for those interested in seeing an end to illegal drugs. The 2018 World Drug report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime found that the global supply of heroin and cocaine is at the highest it’s ever been, and other illegal drugs, such as opioids, have been spreading not just… Read More

Researchers Investigate Possible Nanotechnology-Based Addiction Therapies

It seems difficult to imagine in the modern day, but the technology of the future is finally beginning to find its way to the real world. In an article in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, Morteza Mahmoudi, who is an instructor at the Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as well as suggested ways… Read More

Little People Family Faces Big Drug Problems

Matt Roloff

Roloff family struggles with new drug challenge They are one of America’s most beloved reality TV families, but just because they are little doesn’t mean they are spared from big drug problems. As reported by Radar Online, Matt Roloff’s family is facing yet another drug-related challenge. Just one year after the Roloff family’s beloved farmhand Camerino Gonzalez Sanchez… Read More

UFC’s Jared Gordon Beats Addiction

Jared Gordon

Lightweight champion claims his biggest victory over drugs Jared Gordon has always been focused on MMA. Gordon was born and raised in Queens, New York and he started boxing and wrestling at a young age. He was obsessed MMA when he was in high school. Unfortunately, he also became obsessed with drugs as well, eventually going in and… Read More

Even Drug Counselors Are At Risk As 2 OD in PA

Even Drug Counselors Are At Risk As 2 OD in PA Highlighting the destructive power of the current opioid epidemic – even drug counselors themselves are not immune. West Brandywine, PA District Attorney Tom Hogan said he knew something was out of the ordinary when he received a call about about a drug overdose on a Sunday. “I… Read More

Florida Blue to Cease OxyContin Coverage

Florida

Florida Blue to Cease OxyContin Coverage Starting Jan. 1, Florida’s largest health insurer will cease coverage of the drug in favor of a painkiller less easy to abuse. The alternate medication, Xtampza ER, is similar to OxyContin in that it is an extended-release, oxycodone-based product. However, the big difference is that Xtampza is more chemically suited to prevent… Read More

Philly is #1 in Cheesesteaks, Football & Drug Overdoses

City of Brotherly Love Battling Addiction Crisis In recent years, Philadelphia has been enjoying a genuine renaissance of new restaurants, world class museums and a growing population of young urban professionals. It is a notable change from previous decades when the city struggled with a shrinking population and less than stellar nightlife. For football crazy Eagles fans, sitting… Read More