Opiate addiction can happen in the blink of an eye. A waiter burns his hand on boiling water while on the job. His employer sends him to the emergency room, just to be on the safe side. His hand is treated topically, and he is given a prescription for Vicodin. In this case, the waiter.. read more →

About seventy-five years ago, two late-stage alcoholics in Akron, Ohio banded together to form Alcoholics Anonymous. The limited goal of these men at the time was simply to save their own lives. They were unaware that they were starting one of the most important social movements in recorded history. One thing that they were keenly.. read more →

When the news of athletes battling a drug addiction features prominent on the evening news, most people shake their heads and wonder, how can that happen? In a world where athletes are looked up to as heroes and role models, particularly those who gain fame and notoriety either by their athletic prowess, their looks, or.. read more →

W-18 is a powerful synthetic drug that has just started to hit the streets in the United States and Canada. This is very scary stuff. Although it was first synthesized around 35 years ago, it is a relative newcomer on the illegal drug market. There are no hard statistics available yet on drug abuse cases.. read more →

Prince Rogers Nelson – known to millions simply as the musician Prince – died recently from an accidental fentanyl overdose at the age of 57. Questions abounded from his worldwide fan base when the shocking news broke. After Prince’s autopsy results were released, many people wondered: “What is fentanyl, anyway?” Despite its meteoric rise on.. read more →

Going to rehab can be hard. Paying for rehab can be even harder. It doesn’t have to be that way. When the time comes to make the call and enter a drug and alcohol treatment center, there are many payment options available, some of which are not obvious. Understanding the Financial Challenges of Entering Rehab.. read more →