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. […]
July 26, 2019

Walmart and CVS are among the retailers being sued for aiding the spread of opioids

Plaintiffs are seeking billions of dollars in restitution. Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid are among the superstores and chain drugstores named in what will be […]
July 11, 2019

Reefer madness? Study appears to dispel theory of spike in teen marijuana use in states where it’s legal

Fears of a jump in U.S. high school students using marijuana in states where recreational cannabis has been legalized appears to be contradicted by a new […]
June 17, 2019

How opioids invaded America — and are now tightening their grip

After a breakup in 2008, a cousin gave Ashlee Krichmar, then 20, a Percocet. She’d never much liked them in the past — they made her […]