Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until After the Holidays to Get Your Loved One Help

The holiday season is upon us, along with all the joys and stresses it may bring. End-of-year festivities and gatherings often mean increased stress for families touched by addiction. That’s why it’s especially important to remain aware and proactive if addiction has impacted your family. While good communication before family gatherings can help prevent relapse […]

How America Is Fighting the Drug Crisis and Why It Isn’t Working

By Wesley H. Gallagher In 1971, President Richard Nixon officially declared war on drugs. This war would be fought with law and order, as the government dramatically increased resources devoted to criminal prohibition of drug use and sales. Between 1980 and 2003, the population of drug offenders in the state prison system grew twelvefold.1 Despite […]

States Awarded Half a Billion Dollars to Fight Opioid Addiction

By Tamarra Kemsley When the Trump administration released its preliminary 2018 budget in March, analysis of the document immediately centered on its many cuts. Among the few items spared the chopping block was the fight against opioid addiction. In fact, the budget pledged to increase funding by $500 million above 2016 levels.1 But as Vox reporter […]

Even Opioid Users Experiences High Rates of Recovery in Inpatient Rehab

A study published recently in the Journal of Social Work in Public Health showed that even opioid users, who come to rehab with even greater challenges than users of many other substances, fare well and maintain recovery after treatment. The research, by Foundations Recovery Network clinician Siobhan A. Morse and others, found “More similarities than […]