Mothers Battling Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Barriers to treatment confront women from the outset, and it’s no surprise that most women with a Substance Use Disorder are never treated for it. Compared to men with Opioid Dependence women are likely to be at a socioeconomic and educational disadvantage, to be underemployed or unemployed, and to have primary child-care responsibilities. Their Opioid … Read more

What is Addiction? – Physical and Mental Health Effects

What is Addiction? What is Addiction? Substance Use Disorders Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. Addiction is … Read more

Prescribing Addictions: Survey on Legal Opioids is Revealing

A survey conducted recently by the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation was one of the largest ever done on long-term prescription opioid use. A total of 809 people were interviewed. 622 of them had taken opioid painkillers for two months or more throughout the last two years. The other 187 people were living at the time … Read more

Opioid Deaths Increase … Obama Wages War

America is fighting an all-out war against opioid abuse right now, and losing. The Obama administration has been fighting honorably. Much action has been taken, especially in the last two years, to combat the opioid epidemic. Still, the year 2014 set all-time records for opioid-caused deaths in this country. “The increasing number of deaths from … Read more

Tips For Dealing With Entering Rehab

Whatever caused you to pull yourself up and take a good, long look at the reality your life has become is uniquely your story. What it specifically was, whether it was your spouse or loved one walking out, getting fired, injuring or killing someone because of drunk driving, is the motivation that brought you to … Read more

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