November 14, 2019

Food Addictions Are Real Addictions And More and More People Are Getting Hooked

Nobody has to score Hershey’s kisses on the street. Nobody has to smuggle Pringles across the country hidden in the wheel well of a car. And […]
October 28, 2019

This Is What It’s Like To Be A Teacher At A ‘Sober’ High School

These kids, they break my heart every day. “I’m sorry about yesterday,” Jared mumbles as he shuffles into my classroom. “I’m couch surfing for a while. […]
October 9, 2019

Urine drug tests are effective but easy to cheat on

Each day, 91 people die of prescription opioid and heroin (the cheapest form of opiate) overdoses, according to the CDC. Synthetic drugs mixed with heroin are […]
September 30, 2019

Benzodiazepine Addiction: 10 Things Doctors Want You to Know

Although prescribed frequently, benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium are not a quick fix for anxiety, seizures, insomnia and other ailments. In fact, due to possible benzodiazepine […]
September 3, 2019

The opioid and fentanyl crisis killed my brother; here’s what every family needs to know

Americans are now more likely to die by accidental opioid overdose than by a car crash. Source: TODAY On May 31, 2019, my life swerved off […]
August 14, 2019

Can 12-Step Programs Treat Dual Diagnoses?

Effective treatment needs to include both the substance use disorder and the co-occurring disorder in an integrated approach because the two conditions build on each other. […]