General Issues

Everyone Has Someone: Getting Through the Loneliness of Early Recovery

By Cindy Coloma “People don’t realize this, but loneliness is underrated,” Tom Hansen, a character in the movie 500 Days of Summer, says. The process of working through sobriety looks different for every person. The decision to stop drinking or using drugs may come gradually over time, or it may come in a flash like … Continue reading Everyone Has Someone: Getting Through the Loneliness of Early Recovery

Prescription Drug Addiction

What to Do with Unused Prescription Drugs

By Taylor Davis Following President Trump’s declaration of a nationwide public health emergency to address the opioid crisis in 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) facilitated its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The DEA’s semiannual events are intended to provide opportunities for people to remove unused opioids and other prescription drugs from their homes … Continue reading What to Do with Unused Prescription Drugs

Alcoholism Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment: Is It a Secret Weapon Against Alcohol Dependency?

By Jenni Deming Alcohol use disorder affects more than 15 million adults in the United States, according to the most recent stats from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.1 An even harsher reality: Approximately 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year.2 That’s even higher than the estimated 64,000 drug-related deaths in … Continue reading Medication-Assisted Treatment: Is It a Secret Weapon Against Alcohol Dependency?