Julie in Family Addiction
May 6, 2021

My Loved One Overdosed... Now What?!

What are some practical steps a family can take when their loved one overdoses? Continue reading to find out.


Ren in Alcohol Abuse
May 5, 2021

New Study Shows Lockdowns Associated with Binge Drinking

Though lockdowns slow the transmission of COVID-19, they appear to increase the number of people who binge drink.


Julie in Family Resources
April 29, 2021

Ten Ways to Support a Loved One in Addiction Recovery

As someone who has lived a life of long-term addiction recovery, I can say with great certainty that my family’s love and support have provided a significant contribution to my long-term success.


Ren in Alcohol Abuse
April 25, 2021

Alcohol and Cancer—Death Rates Now Measured on a State Level

As if it were not clear enough why Americans should not consume alcohol, new study findings indicate that there is a direct connection between alcohol consumption and increased risk for contracting cancer.


Ren in Alcohol Abuse
April 22, 2021

Alcohol Used as Coping Mechanism for Covid Anxiety

While any type of alcohol consumption carries some risk for harm, consuming alcohol as a coping mechanism for anxiety creates a considerable risk for addiction. No one should use alcohol as a method of “dealing with anxiety.


Ren in Recovery
April 15, 2021

Exercising Through Recovery

It’s long been thought that physical exercise is a healthy activity for recovering addicts. But what does the science say? As it turns out, there’s a growing body of data that suggests exercise helps recovering addicts stay sober.


Karen in Drug Information
April 14, 2021

Dextromethorphan: Still a Drug of Abuse, Still Readily Available, Still Dangerous

Despite all the efforts throughout the community to keep drugs out of kids’ hands, bottles of cough medicines sit in many medicine cabinets—cough medicines that can get youth high and even threaten their lives.


Ren in Addiction Treatment
April 13, 2021

How Addiction Treatment Can Inspire Hope

Is there a connection between hopelessness and addictive behavior? And if so, how could hope be used to help people recover from drinking and drug use?


Ren in Alcohol Awareness
April 7, 2021

Is There a Connection Between Drinking Less and Pain Relief?

One study found that veterans who cut back on their drinking also suffered less pain shortly thereafter. Is there a proven cause and effect relationship behind this? It is possible that relief from chronic pain may be yet another health benefit of quitting alcohol?


Living with a Recovering Addict—Dos and Don’ts

Someone you care about just completed a drug and alcohol rehab program and is about to come back home. What do you do to support them? What shouldn’t you do?