New Booklet Outlines Lifecycle Mechanics of Addiction

mechanicThere are several schools of thought on how addiction works and what causes someone to become a drug addict or alcoholic in the first place. For example, one theory is that addiction is a disease that Continue reading

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Article Sheds Light on What’s Really Behind Prescription Addiction

prescription Prescription drug addiction and abuse continues to be one of the most important substance abuse issues of our times. These highly addictive narcotic drugs are in the same family as heroin, and too many people are woefully misinformed or uninformed as to their actual risks and high potential for addiction. Many individuals regard them Continue reading

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NFL Drug Testing Policies: Are they too Strict or Not Strict Enough

nflIf there is one thing you wouldn’t imagine an NFL player having trouble with– it would be drug and alcohol abuse. However, are the substance abuse policies of the NFL too strict–or not strict enough? While the NFL is interested first and foremost in putting an end to Continue reading

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What are the Hidden Signs of Painkiller Addiction

man made of pillsEarlier this month, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette carried a report on a public art show that is planned for the 22nd of August at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The installation is known as the “Rx Epidemic Memorial,” and it is a commentary on the massive increase in recent years of prescription drug addiction. There has been a major surge in the rates at which Continue reading

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Addiction & The Loss of Robin Williams

robin williamsThe world grieves the loss of Robin Williams. His bright spirit will no longer shower us with his magical gems of unfettered brilliance. We regret that he must not have known we gladly would have reached out to Continue reading

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5 Tips for Helping a Friend to Enter Addiction Treatment

personThe first Sunday in August is friendship day, and it’s a great time to examine what being a friend really means. It’s an opportunity to examine the friendships that you have in life and to see what you can do to be Continue reading

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Study Shows Certain Symptoms in Teens May Contribute to Addiction

teenParents with teenagers obviously want to do everything they can to keep those teenagers from using drugs. There is almost nothing in society that can ruin a teen’s changes at living a productive Continue reading

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10 Tips to Recover from Addiction

recoveryAddiction really can happen to anybody. There is absolutely no way to predict which people will become addicted to drugs and which ones will be able to stay clear. You might think that someone that comes from a Continue reading

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5 Tips to Make Life Simpler After Addiction

easyIf there’s one thing you can count on drug abuse to do, it’s that it will complicate your life. You can feel like you have all your “ducks in a row.” Everything in your life is planned out. Continue reading

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How to Return to Life After Addiction Treatment

personGoing to a rehab center to fight a drug abuse problem is the absolute best first step that a person can take to overcome addiction. It’s simply too tough for most people to stop using drugs on Continue reading

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