June 17, 2013

Most Criminals Are Drug Abusers, Lack Drug Treatment

In five major US cities, 60% of men arrested have used at least one illegal drug. Following the Obama administration’s policy of arrest over drug treatment, fewer than 15% have any sort of help overcoming their addictions.  Drug treatment may be especially necessary in this population. Researchers collected data from 1,736 men arrested in Atlanta, […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment
April 23, 2013

Communities Around the Twin Cities Fight to Curb Heroin Use in Teens

Communities in Minnesota are fighting to bring awareness to a growing problem of heroin abuse among teen and young adults in and around the Twin Cities. Writing in an article for the Star Tribune, reporter Kelley Smith tells the story of Emily Hanus, the 20-year-old daughter of the major of her small town, a suburb […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Parenting, Relationships, Teenagers
April 5, 2013

New Science Can Personalize Prescription Medication

KXAN.com, an ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas, is reporting on interesting new science that may help decrease a person’s risk of becoming addicted to the prescription medication they are prescribed by doctors. We often hear stories from our clients about the difficulties and circumstances that lead to their opioid addictions. Often the dependencies start as […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment
April 2, 2013

The STOPP Act Takes Effect

Penning a blog for the Huffington Post, U.S. Representative from West Virginia Nick J. Rahall writes about the STOPP act, which he co-sponsored.  He says: “Every year, at least 16,000 Americans die from overdosing on prescription pain drugs, more than from heroin and cocaine combined.  Preventing these deaths should be a national priority, and two measures that […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment
March 5, 2013

Drug Abuse Is Not Just An Urban Issue

According to KTVQ News in Montana, our nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic has landed in the state’s rural areas. Dean Chrestenson, a Missoula Police Department prescription drug diversion detective was interviewed for the story and said that, “The most commonly abused prescription drugs are painkillers, but drugs designed to help with depression, anxiety or attention […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment
February 4, 2013

Don’t Let Opiate Addiction Affect the Health of the Next Generation

Opiate Addiction on the Rise in Pregnant Women A study published last spring in the Journal of the American Medical Association outlines the startling facts and statistics associated with the growth of opiate addiction in pregnant women and the effects of the addiction on their newborn babies. We knew it before, but this study once […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals
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