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.
Millions of people live and thrive in addiction recovery. There is an active and vocal community of survivors and their loved ones. It is a community you or your loved one can join. This community is essential for maintaining and enjoying sobriety. It is essential for immediate and long-term mental health. The U.S. Surgeon General […]
One of the most intriguing — and significant — questions surrounding the issue of addiction has to do with susceptibility. What is it, exactly, that makes one person more likely to become addicted to alcohol or drugs than another person? It’s a loaded question that we know has many different answers. Some of the most […]
Due to growing rates of substance abuse — both in the United States and abroad — each year seems to bring even more disturbing addiction-related headlines than the last. However, there’s actually been quite a lot that happened in 2016 besides the just growing opioid addiction epidemic. In particular, we have a new president-elect, our […]
Something had to change. For many years, alcoholics and drug addicts felt unable to ask for help for their illnesses. Going to rehab was seen as a badge of shame – mainly because society was not prepared to acknowledge addiction as a medical disorder and not a mental failing. Not only was the public and […]