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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

January 25, 2018

General Issues

The Future of Drug Use

On This Page: A Look Back at Drug Abuse Drug Abuse Today Drug Abuse in the Future Addiction usually begins as innocent experimentation with drugs that are thought to be safe because they are legal. But when alcohol and marijuana are no longer enough, and recreational drug users get bored with their experiences, prescription opioids … Continue reading The Future of Drug Use

August 22, 2017

Drug Addiction

“Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

It’s a situation in which nobody wants to be. Yet a growing number of people are dealing with the heartbreak of having a child who’s addicted to opioids. Whether or not you have children, empathizing with the helplessness of the situation isn’t hard to do. The fear that one’s son or daughter will overdose is … Continue reading “Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

June 13, 2017

Drug Treatment

Mental Health Parity and The National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a report on the difficulties of finding appropriate, affordable mental health care. Even individuals with insurance have trouble finding in-network providers. In some places, mental health services may not be available at all. Mental health care services are often more expensive than physical care. Parity laws and … Continue reading Mental Health Parity and The National Alliance on Mental Illness

January 24, 2017

Drug Treatment

Improved Communication and Health Care Effectiveness

Communication is invaluable. It is necessary for our everyday lives. It is essential to our health care. We use communication to ask for help. Medical professionals use communication to provide that help, share information and expand scientific knowledge. Registries may be a good way to achieve these goals. Because our nation and our medical professionals … Continue reading Improved Communication and Health Care Effectiveness

January 24, 2017