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Over 15,400 deaths occurred in 2015 due to heroin overdose, and numbers continue to rise. Heroin is cheap, easy to acquire and in abundant supply. It is an opioid drug derived from morphine. It can be injected, sniffed, or smoked and hits the opioid receptors in the...read more
It has been well-publicized that addiction to opiates is at near epidemic levels. Besides the traumatic and tragic impacts on families, it has had a staggering economic impact in the U.S. In the four years between 2015 and 2018 inclusive, opioid addiction reached $631...read more
Think of some of the things in your life that bring you joy. You probably have a smile on your face just thinking of them. Can you imagine if you suddenly felt absolutely nothing? For some people recovering from addiction, it is a reality called anhedonia. Dopamine is...read more
Drug addiction and alcoholism are largely misunderstood disorders. Many still believe addiction is not a disease but simply a matter of poor moral character or weakness. Nothing could be further from the truth. The AMA (American Medical Association) found decades ago...read more
Most people familiar with the addiction treatment industry saw and heard the numerous reports some time ago regarding abhorrent practices at certain treatment centers. At least one person was sent to prison and certain centers were shut down. How could this happen?By...read more
There is an ongoing debate around the cost of addiction. Many complain that the costs for treatment are too high. But what a lot of people don’t understand is that insurance companies often only pay a fraction of what is charged, and the amounts some pay don’t even...read more