After the elementary school shootings in Newtown, President Obama speaks to the nation with tears in his eyes. It was a remarkable sign of deep sympathy and empathy for precious lives shattered. A professional rookie football player, Michael Sam, one of the first to come out as gay, tearfully announces his retirement because of the.. read more →

It’s a time like no other. More people are more connected than ever, yet they feel more isolated and more dependent on others’ perceptions of who they are. While the opioid crisis is getting all the attention, and rightly so, there is another growing threat to more people of all ages. It’s social media. It’s.. read more →

Adam offered it to Eve. Your best friends will offer it to you. Whether it’s one bite or one sip, life after rehab is full of temptation. Let’s face it, in the real world, a lot of socialization revolves around social drinking – dinner with friends, dates, holiday parties, family celebrations and business functions. If.. read more →

In  1938, the campy film classic, “Reefer Madness,” introduced the American public to the horrors of smoking marijuana. Since then, there has been an ongoing debate about the benefits and the threats of this controversial weed. Is it good? Is it bad? Is there such a thing as marijuana addiction? One thing is certain… times.. read more →

Gratitude Proves to Help those with Alcohol and Drug Addiction

It’s that time of year again. Turkey. Family. Gifts. Ringing in the New Year. But if you’re dealing with alcohol and drug addiction, the holidays can add insult to injury. Bells aren’t ringing; treats feel like tricks; and gift boxes hold empty promises. At times, you may feel that there is no hope, because that’s.. read more →

While many people go out of state for drug treatment programs, life after rehab starts with moving home. For some people, however, it’s better to move away permanently from the place where addiction took hold. By going away—and similarly, staying put after drug rehab—people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction are better able to minimize.. read more →

Small towns across America are feeling the crunch financially, unable to keep up with the strain it’s putting on resources. A group of attorneys from 41 states have banded together to launch a probe into the drug companies that may have had a role in creating it. It’s even driving down life expectancy in the.. read more →

Many people have either lost friends or family members to drug overdose, or know someone who has lost loved ones. Today’s street drugs are being laced with ever more powerful synthetic drugs, which combination can be fatal. Even the opioid overdose antidote Narcan (naloxone) is ineffective or less effective on these synthetic killers. With the.. read more →

Even though anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults, or 18% of the population, according to the National Institute of Mental Health—many people feel alone in their struggle. And while anxiety disorders can be effectively treated, only about one-third of people receive anxiety disorder treatment. What is Anxiety?.. read more →