Everyone who has owned a pet understands what we get from this wonderful source of comfort. When it comes to substance abuse recovery, there’s no downside in measuring the beneficial effects of animal therapy and pet therapy. Whether it’s a service dog for anxiety or some other animal therapy for alcohol recovery, they provide one.. read more →

In 2008, the general public learned about the poisonous power of meth through the wildly popular series, Breaking Bad. While the series focused on the business of “cooking” meth, it also showed the horrific effects on individuals, families and whole communities. Well, meth is back with a vengeance. It’s cheaper and purer than ever before,.. read more →

On the surface, this sounds like a cruel mandate, but adult children who are victims of alcohol and drug addiction need more than saving. In fact, if you approach recovery as a crusade, you may be heartbroken by the result. The following tips for addiction lay out a smart, loving, supportive, yet disciplined strategy for.. read more →

Just think about how many choices you have and how many decisions you must make every minute of every day: What time do I need to get up? Do I feel good enough to go to work? What route should I take this morning? Should I call Janie or just let things go? How can.. read more →

It seems that the one thing most people can agree on is that addiction is a problem. Just look at how the opioid epidemic is ripping apart the fabric of America. Acknowledging the problem is a big step, but maybe it’s time to take a step back to really understand what it is, where it.. read more →

The whole idea of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) is nothing new. Most recently, Russia was banned from “officially” competing in the Olympics because of a doping scandal. (Even the Russian curling team tested positive for banned drugs!) Professional baseball and football has strengthened it penalties for PEDS after superstars like Roger Clemens, Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa,.. 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 plant. Is it good? Is it bad? Is there such a thing as marijuana addiction? One thing is certain… times.. 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 →