When you begin treatment for drug and alcohol recovery, you’re likely to feel alone—or at the very least, lonely. While it might be tempting to start a new romantic relationship, experts advise just the opposite: stay on your own until you’ve got some sober time under your belt in a drug recovery program. Why Stay.. read more →

While there is more than one path toward addiction recovery, we can all use support as we strive for long-term sobriety. One place many people have found additional support is in the sober blogosphere. Writing blogs is a way for some people to express their struggles with alcohol and drug addiction (as well as mental.. read more →

It’s no secret that many people with substance use issues are confused as to how to label their problematic behavior: is it abuse or dependence? And, what’s the difference anyway? Mental healthcare professionals struggle with these terms themselves—and when it comes to getting insurance to pay for any type of treatment for substance use disorders,.. read more →

It’s important for parents of teens and young adults, as well as school counselors and therapists, to be aware of new drugs that are becoming popular in our communities. We are always on the lookout for new drug trends that could potentially affect our friends and loved ones. Recently, we have seen an increased activity.. read more →

For many years, New Jersey has been a state known for its prescription drug abuse. Easy access to drugs such as Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers have led people to become addicted to these substances at exponential rates. In recent years, however, laws have been put into place making it much harder for those addicted.. read more →

Here in the U.S., state laws revolving around possession of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs vary from state to state.  Marijuana possession is legal in some states and not others. There are states that enforce drug laws more strongly than others while some counties within the states have reputations for enforcing the.. read more →

When it comes to substance abuse prevention, teens from all over the world often feel like “everyone” is doing drugs or has tried drugs. They may feel a societal peer pressure that tells them, “everyone else is trying it, why aren’t you?”  This peer pressure is technically a form of bullying and something kids today.. read more →

Bob Scardino is the Clinical Director at Cornerstone Recovery Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He oversees a staff of many and loves what he does. He is helping to treat recovering addicts in both residential and settings. read more →

Lately, it seems that more and more people around the world are claiming that marijuana is not addictive, not harmful and should be legalized. In Amsterdam, Holland, marijuana is legal and there are restaurants with full menus that list a myriad of different types of marijuana or “pot” as it is also known. It has.. read more →