Karen Hadley in Drug Addiction
May 20, 2023

Should Opioid Addiction Treatment Drugs Be Sold Over the Counter?

Should opioid addiction treatment drugs be available over the counter at pharmacies? It might help some people but could it create far more harm than it helps?


Ren in Addiction Treatment
October 29, 2021

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?


Ren in Drug-Related News
October 26, 2021

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.


Ren in Drug Trends
October 18, 2021

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.


Ren in Drugs and Crime
September 7, 2021

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.


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?


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?


Julie in Dealing with Addiction
December 16, 2020

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.


Ren in Drug-Related News
September 10, 2020

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.