Is Addiction a Bad Habit?
Is Addiction a Bad Habit?

Is Addiction Really a Bad Habit? There is a constant, heavy debate regarding whether addiction is a disease or a habit. An editorial posted by The New York Times recently…

Social Support in Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Social Support in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Importance of Social Support in Addiction Treatment and Recovery Addiction is an isolating and alienating experience. When a person is addicted, his or her priorities change. Getting the next fix…

Addiction Treatment Instead of Jail is Starting to Spread in Arizona
Addiction Treatment Instead of Jail is Starting to Spread in Arizona

Addiction Treatment Instead of Jail Time is Starting to Spread Throughout the United States, from Arizona to the East Coast, opioid use has evolved from a “problem” to an “epidemic”…

Opioid Use in College Students
Opioid Use in College Students

Opioid Use in College Students College has long been associated with experimentation and partying, and college campuses are no stranger to drug use. However, the popularity of opioids has given…

Effects of Opioids on the Brain
Effects of Opioids on the Brain

Your Brain on Opioids The abuse of prescription medications is an extremely prevalent issue throughout much of the United States today. Opioids are one class of prescription drugs that are…

Traits of High-Functioning Addiction
Traits of High-Functioning Addiction

Traits of the High-Functioning Addict While most people know the signs of addiction and can spot them with enough time, a person with high-functioning addiction can go through life undetected…

Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Work Force
Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Work Force

Side Effects of the Opioid Crisis Expand: 20% Decrease in Male Work Force  The effects of drug addiction are far-reaching, impacting the lives not just of addicts and their families…

"Just Say No" Doesn't Work
"Just Say No" Doesn't Work

"Just Say No" Doesn't Work. Here's Why and What to Do Instead. The "Just Say No" campaign took off in the 1980s, popularized by the Reagan administration's war on drugs.…

What Happens to Your Body During an Opioid Overdose?
What Happens to Your Body During an Opioid Overdose?

What Happens During an Opioid Overdose? Studies confirm that the country is in the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the number…

Should Physicians Stop Prescribing Opioid Pain Relievers?
Should Physicians Stop Prescribing Opioid Pain Relievers?

The U.S. is suffering an opioid epidemic, and the results are devastating. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 people around the country die each day…