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 →

Lately, evidence-based therapy is trending. And, while we’ve all probably heard of evidence-based therapy for co-occurring treatment of addiction and mental health disorders, what exactly is it? What is Evidence-Based Therapy? Evidence-based therapy, or evidence-based practices (EBP), are treatments that have been either academically or scientifically studied, and which studies have both shown efficacy in.. read more →

The opioid addiction crisis seems to be coming to a head. In the wake of an increase in opioid overdoses—most caused by super-potent opioids like fentanyl or carfentanil—multiple states have taken action to prevent more unnecessary deaths. read more →

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