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?
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.
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?
Don’t wait until after the holidays to ask a loved one to get sober.
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.
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.
Recovery is recovery is recovery – Isn’t it? Isn’t recovery the same thing for everyone finishing rehab? Aren’t we all talking about the same thing? Actually, we’re not. There are many definitions of recovery, depending on whom you talk to.
Though millions of Americans struggle with addiction, only a small percentage ever actually get help with qualified treatment. What is the "Treatment Gap?" And how can we close this gap for good?
New Global Drug Report Shows Increasing Use of All Drugs, Huge Growth of Opioid Use and Record Cocaine Production
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports each year on global drug use and addiction. This year’s report shows that despite the efforts of tens of thousands of people around the world, there is more drug use and loss of life than ever.
The current drug addiction epidemic began in the late 1990s. However, it took several years for the United States to recognize the severity of the problem. Since it became apparent that we were indeed in an addiction crisis, states all across America have taken action to address that crisis.