Although rates of addiction are higher than they’ve ever been, the vast majority of the population still has a very poor understanding of how addiction works and, further, very little desire to understand addiction better. Most people believe that when an addict is unable to remain sober after treatment, it’s due to the addict’s lack […]
When I was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD several years ago, many aspects of my life suddenly made a whole lot more sense, including my sometimes less-than-stellar attempts to parent my four children. As a then-divorced mom with full custody of the kids, the majority of the child-rearing tasks fell to me, along with trying to […]
Thanks to the candor of subjects interviewed in a new survey about painkillers, we now have even further evidence of just how addictive opioids are. What’s disturbing is that while most said their doctors warned them of the potential for addiction, they did not discuss how to wean their patients off the drugs to keep […]
For decades, cities have been cast as the center of substance abuse and addiction. But as research shows, this view is an increasingly outdated one, with stereotypes and resources struggling to keep up. Rural and Urban To start, it’s worth pointing out what the rural and urban demographic groups have in common when it comes […]
The chronic nature of opioid relapse, and a reluctance of many addicts to seek help, means a new, comprehensive approach to treatment is needed. Researchers often say an opiate addict’s best chance at long-term recovery includes medication-assisted therapies, such as methadone or buprenorphine as well as psychological treatment.