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Recognizing the Stages of Addiction

By |2019-04-01T21:41:45+00:00April 1st, 2019|

What Are the Stages of Addiction? When people try a substance for the first time they are not signing up for an addiction. The first experience is the deadliest because users do not know what they are getting themselves into. Beating a drug and alcohol addiction is extremely challenging, especially during the moderate to severe [...]

Enabling Your Loved One To Death

By |2019-03-19T20:10:55+00:00March 19th, 2019|

The brutal shockwaves of having an addicted family member can be felt through generations. We know first hand how difficult it can be -- mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially for parents, spouses and adult children of alcoholics/addicts. Almost every mom has been told she is enabling the addict in her life. Is it enabling or [...]

Family Roles in Addiction: Are You Enabling?

By |2019-03-18T14:37:10+00:00March 18th, 2019|

Addiction is a Family Disease The stress that comes from having an addicted family member can sometimes feel insurmountable. While the surface problem seems to be presenting itself in the form of one family members addiction or alcoholism, all the different family roles in addiction contribute to the continuation of the disease. Family members [...]

Break the Stigma of Maintenance Assisted Treatment (MAT)

By |2019-03-14T16:24:25+00:00March 13th, 2019|

What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Medication assisted treatment can be defined as the use of medications along with combined counseling and behavioral therapies. This provides a patient a comprehensive approach to treatment of substance use disorders—especially opioid addiction. Until recently, Methadone was the only FDA approved medication which was treating opioid addiction, regularly. Individuals [...]

The Importance of Drug Abuse Awareness for Kids and Teens

By |2017-10-10T13:55:34+00:00June 20th, 2017|

Children are the future of our world and their knowledge should be something that we all invest into. Proper education about substance abuse is a crucial preventative measure for kids and teenagers. When adults share factual information about substance abuse, it helps kids develop a better sense of drug abuse awareness. Without proper educational measures [...]

What Causes Addiction to Drugs?

By |2017-06-15T09:00:09+00:00June 15th, 2017|

Most people don’t fully understand what causes addiction to drugs. Some believe that addiction is merely a social delinquency when it is actually an unhealthy and sometimes dangerous physical dependency. Others believe that if drug abusers truly wanted to quit that they should be able to through willpower alone, and this is almost never the [...]

Pilot Program Using Instant Drug Test Kits to Reduce Overdoses

By |2017-05-17T19:26:55+00:00May 17th, 2017|

Drug overdoses have been rising steadily in the United States for the past decade, and it’s most the result of opiate use. National Public Radio reported earlier this week that one organization is using instant drug test kits to try to reduce the rate of overdose and help opiate users to stay as safe as [...]

What Documentaries on Addiction Can Do for Awareness

By |2017-05-10T18:58:14+00:00May 10th, 2017|

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the statistics about drug use and overdose rates in America. Nearly half a million Americans have died of drug overdoses since 2000 and over sixty percent of those involved opiates (CDC.) That’s an almost incomprehensible number. But most people are more affected by the very human and relatable [...]