What’s the Most Dangerous Drug on Earth?

20 March 2015

The world is a dangerous place. From car crashes to ebola to kids getting shot at in their own schools. And even if you survive all that a sneaky little…

The Dangers of Meth Manufacturing: “Cookin’ With The Devil”

18 March 2015

The dangers of manufacturing methamphetamine are vast and serious. Laboratories that produce meth vary dramatically in size and output. Large laboratories, known as super labs, create 10 pounds or more…

Elderly Substance Abuse: “The Obscured Plague”

17 March 2015

Substance abuse among the elderly (60-years and older) is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country in recent years. Despite the fact the number of elderly persons…

Recovering a Career After Treatment

15 March 2015

Universally, one of the paramount things on most people’s minds during treatment is how they’re going to support themselves post-rehab. There’s one side of the coin that addresses new opportunities,…

Getting Into Rehab: Getting In and Getting it On

12 March 2015

It’s going to be one of the most important decisions of your life. You know you have to go, and the only reasons for not going are the ones you’ve…

Turning Heroin Addiction into Healthy Addiction

19 March 2015

In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, recovering addicts are taught that there are two aspects to their addiction: cravings and obsession. People who are unfamiliar with the program may…

Hoarding: Buried Alive in Anxiety

18 March 2015

What exactly is hoarding, and where is the line where it crosses from ‘collecting’ and actual hoarding? According to the Mayo Clinic website, “Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding…

6 Tricks to Being Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

16 March 2015

When you’re in recovery there a few holidays that pop up every year that make it difficult to go out and remain sober. New Years, the Fourth of July—these are…

Fracking and Addiction: The Birth of New Boom Towns

14 March 2015

Fracking, which is short for “hydraulic fracturing,” is the process of spraying high velocity chemicals in the ground to break apart rocks and capture natural gas. Although it has led…

Self-Trust: An Acquired Skill

11 March 2015

One of the toughest things to develop during recovery from drugs or alcohol abuse is developing self-trust. We’ve spent so much time during our addictions deflecting blame on others, sometimes…

The History of Heroin

19 March 2015

Most people are at least familiar with many of the dangerous drugs that addicts succumb to in the U.S.: methamphetamine, crack, molly, and a whole host of opiates. Yet perhaps…

Krokodil Update: No True Good News

17 March 2015

For the past several years, the use of an opiate called Krokodil has come into Western consciousness due to an incredible amount of horror stories coming from Russia, where the…

Sex Addiction (Definition and Diagnosis)

16 March 2015

Sex addiction is one of the more misunderstood diseases in modern medical history. It’s even more misconstrued due to the fact that it’s not classified as a mental disorder, at…

Make Love, Not War? (Treatment of Sex Addiction)

13 March 2015

When does sex turn from being love to an addiction? There are many theories about this, and it is often thought that when sex is used compulsively, to “numb out”…

Addiction Research in the LGBT Community

10 March 2015

Gay culture has taken an enormous deal of fault for the extreme statistics on LGBT substance abuse issues, which are estimated to subsist overall at more than twice the nine…