Karen in Information on U.S. States
December 7, 2017

Meth: The Biggest Problem Drug for Arkansas

Arkansas is a very rural state with widely scattered population centers. These remote areas permit the infiltration of Mexican drug cartels who bring addictive, deadly substances into the state.


Karen in Pharmaceutical Companies
December 6, 2017

Hospitals Join Movement to Demand Pharmaceutical Company Responsibility

In state after state, Attorneys General have been filing lawsuits directed at pharmaceutical corporations they claim are responsible for our current epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction. What benefits could result if these lawsuits are won?


Karen in Drug Rehab
December 4, 2017

The Secret to Coping Successfully with an Addicted Loved One

In the United States, at any moment in time, there are more than twenty million households dealing with the addiction of a loved one. What are the secrets that can enable loved ones to come to grips with this problem?


Karen in Prescription drug abuse
December 3, 2017

Is Our “Pill-For-Everything” Mentality Damaging Our Young Adults?

On college campuses, the misuse of prescription painkillers, stimulants and alcohol has forced schools to rally around those in recovery. But why are so many students having this problem?


Karen in Drug-Related News
December 1, 2017

Latest Figures on Drug and Alcohol Deaths Reveal Surprising Statistics

The Centers on Disease Control and Prevention just released figures on the number of Americans we lost to drugs or alcohol in 2015. How much worse were these numbers compared to 1999?


Karen in Drug Rehab
November 25, 2017

Surviving the Holidays When Someone You Love is Addicted

The holidays are coming up. You’ve invited your loved ones over for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve. But this holiday season that should bring you joy brings you apprehension instead. Why? Because one of your most loved family members is addicted to drugs or alcohol.


Karen in Drug Rehab
November 22, 2017

Perfect Holiday Gifts for an Addicted Person: Responsibility, Gratitude, Honesty and Integrity

Responsibility, gratitude, honesty and integrity are lost amid addiction. The return of these qualities with true rehabilitation is the greatest gift you can give an addicted person.


Karen in Alcohol
November 21, 2017

10 Holiday Activities that are Far More Fun than Drinking!

At any big family gathering, it seems like there’s so often one or more people who drink more than they should. With a little planning, fun alternatives can keep holiday guests so engaged they don’t have any interest in alcohol.


Karen in Drug-Related News
November 18, 2017

Not Just Overdoses Drive Drug Users into Hospitals—It’s Also Drug-Related Illnesses

As we see more drug overdoses, we are also seeing more serious medical conditions connected to drug abuse that often send people to ERs, further overloading these facilities.


Len Williams in Sobriety
November 17, 2017

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

I was 15 years old in 1967. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles played constantly and the hippie lifestyle was in full swing. Drugs, especially pot and hashish were omnipresent…