Changing Our View on Addiction

Source: If I were to give you a pen and paper, how many types of addictions can you name? I’m not referring to “addiction” just in the traditional sense (i.e. alcohol and drugs). I’m talking about the ever-expanding use of the word...

The Family History of Addiction

Source: Many of us see our family member struggling with addiction and make the decision to run away as far as we can from that. Others of us, often unconsciously, go down the same path as our loved one by falling into the cycle of addiction. It’s hard to say why...

Reasons Why Your Teen Is Drinking

Alcohol and substance use is widespread among adolescents with recent figures finding that 71% of students have tried alcohol and 54% have reported being drunk at least once by the time they leave high school. Similarly, 36% of teens have reported drinking and...

How to Prevent a Drug Overdose

Source: Wikipedia Commons Researchers from New York once found that nearly 98 percent of all accidental overdose deaths were caused by opiates, cocaine, and alcohol. Nearly 60 percent of those were attributed to two of those three drugs in...

44 Billion Reasons to Stop Drinking

The National Institute of Health is preparing to fund the largest study of adolescent brain development to date. It is called the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. This study will spend $150 million (yes, you read that correctly!) to...