Why are we Focusing on Addiction Instead of the Individual Behind It?

depressed man struggling with opioid dependence sitting on sidewalk

Reviewed by Clare Waismann, RAS / SUDCC The opioid crisis has become one of the deadliest phenomena of our time. With over 100 deaths a day in the U.S. from prescription and illicit opioid drugs, life expectancy has declined for the first time in many years. The escalation of this devastating issue was preventable. The tragic […]

Choosing the Best Drug or Alcohol Treatment

Drug or Alcohol Treatment Programs

Before you decide on a course of treatment, consider your basic mental and physical health needs. Explore all available options and remember, knowledge is your best friend.

Stroke and Endocarditis Linked to Injecting Opioid Drugs, Even in Young People

young man in hospital bed being treated for endocarditis and stroke related to injecting opiates

As the opioid epidemic continues, the sad news keeps piling up about the effects of opioid drugs on people’s health and well-being. The risks of overdose, mental health problems, and infectious disease among people struggling with opioid addiction are well documented. Now, a new study by Setareh Salehi Omran, MD, fellow in vascular neurology at […]

Opioid Crisis: Expecting Different Results with the Same Old Approach

Concerned woman comforting another inopioid addiction rehab group at a therapy session

The U.S. government reported that 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The growing crisis costs the country approximately $75.8 billion a year in lost productivity, criminal justice intervention, and healthcare. Those costs are expected to keep rising in the coming years, according to a January 2019 U.S. News & World Report article. […]

What is Rapid Detox? The Top 5 Questions, Answered

Rapid detox is one of the most successful detoxification available for those struggling with opioid addiction.

Whether you are struggling with an opioid addiction yourself or you have a family member or friend who is, it can be a complicated and sometimes stressful journey. First, it’s imperative to understand whether someone has a dependency or an addiction because these two issues vary significantly. Next, there is the process of deciding which […]