FAQs About Addiction

FAQs About Addiction: The Answers May Surprise You

When you hear the word addiction, what is the first thought that comes to mind?  Did you visualize a dirty, homeless person lying in the alleyway?  Or, did you imagine a sleazy drug dealer selling deadly illicit substances on the …
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Sober Summertime Fun

10 Ways to Have Sober Summertime Fun

People in recovery from alcohol addiction may be nervous about the upcoming summer months.  All the events and get-togethers will likely involve alcohol in one form or another.  So, how can a person have sober summertime fun when everyone else …
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Addiction Affects Females Differently

Addiction Affects Females Differently: Here’s How

Anyone can become addicted to drugs or alcohol if they indulge too often or too heavily.  But, addiction affects females differently than it does males.  If you’re wondering why this happens, here are some things you may find surprising.
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Children of Drug Users

Children of Drug Users: Forgotten Victims of a National Crisis

Drug abuse is a prevalent and seemingly neverending issue in the world today.  The drug-related crime and the shocking number of fatal overdoses are hard to comprehend.  The impact of substance abuse spreads wide and affects many innocent people daily.  …
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Fentanyl Overdose Deaths

Why You Need to Know About Fentanyl Overdose Deaths

If you use drugs for recreational purposes or are addicted to illicit drugs, you need to know about fentanyl overdose deaths. The numbers will shock you.  Also, if you are the parent of a teenager, it’s crucial that you know …
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When Curiosity Leads to Addiction

When Curiosity Leads to Addiction: Yes, It Can Happen

The two most common reasons why teens experiment with drugs are curiosity and peer pressure.  Of course, other factors play a role, but according to the NIDA, many people who tried a drug before age 18 had a substance use …
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The Truth About Meth

The Ugly Truth About Meth in 3 Little Words

The ugly truth about meth in 3 little words:  It kills people.  But, before meth kills a person, it takes them on a journey of horror that no one can imagine.  Some of the worst B-grade horror movies can’t compare …
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Impact of Substance Use on Families

Substance Use: Understanding Its Impact on Families

It’s not often that we hear about the hardships families go through when their loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Topics regarding drug and alcohol addiction are often centered around the user to help them decide their next …
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