The Effects of Addiction Are Obvious, Why Is So Little Being Done to Treat It?
How can the effects of addiction be so obvious, yet so little is done to address the crisis?
South Carolina Prosecutor Sends Addicts to Treatment, Not Jail
A South Carolina prosecutor is using a federal grant to send drug addicts who’ve committed nonviolent crimes into treatment programs, not incarceration. It is becoming more and more common for people addicted to drugs to be directed towards treatment, not jail.
Per Capita Deaths from Substance Abuse Now Higher in Rural America
It’s shocking but true. In several states across the U.S., when fatalities are measured per capita, more Americans are dying from drug-related harm in counties designated as rural than in counties designated as urban.
Treat Addiction, Don’t Penalize It
Though the War on Drugs has been waged in the U.S. for 50 years, it has never been effective in curbing drug addiction. In fact, America's drug problem has only gotten worse.
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?
Drug Rehabs Should Do More Than Save Lives
Rehab performs the heroic task of saving lives on an immediate basis. But should it do more? If it is to be an effective part of solving a problem as deep and as wide as addiction it should; by reducing future risk of death.
Seeking Help for Yourself While a Loved One Still Struggles
Can a recovering addict seek treatment and create a relapse-free life if they have a loved one back at home who is still using drugs and alcohol?
10 Reasons Why It’s a Bad Idea to Hold off Addiction Treatment Until after the Holidays
Don’t wait until after the holidays to ask a loved one to get sober.
What is the Scope of Addiction in the World?
The drug epidemic that has swept across America is not just a problem in the States. When the camera lens is zoomed out to examine the planet as a whole, it becomes clear that the entire world struggles with a growing drug addiction emergency.
Addiction in the Nation’s Capital
If there is one lesson the drug addiction epidemic of the 21st-century has taught us, it's that substance abuse can touch down anywhere.