DEA Issues National Warning About Fentanyl
The number of deaths linked to fentanyl has sharply risen.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently issued a nationwide alert regarding the dangers of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid drug that can be 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Needless to say, without medical supervision, the recreational use and abuse of fentanyl is incredibly dangerous. Recognizing the Power of Fentanyl A Schedule II narcotic, [...]

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month
This year marks the 29th annual Alcohol Awareness Month.

Americans are drinking at a younger age than ever before and it’s stretched far beyond having a few beers in the basement. In fact, drinkers between ages of 12 and 20 consume a whopping 11 percent of all the alcohol consumed in the U.S. What’s more, the majority of that alcohol is consumed during binge [...]

Is an Alcoholic’s Thinking Really That Different?
What does long-term alcohol abuse do to your thought patterns?

“The way I think is just different from anyone else I know that isn’t an alcoholic. Not in every way…but certainly in my reasoning, decision making and rationalization,” says Diana, a fifty-two year old New Yorker who has been sober for twenty-five years. “Sometimes my husband will look at me and shake his head, but [...]

Learning to Live (and Love) Without Crystal Meth
There's still a lot of recovery work to do after quitting crystal meth.

It’s been seven years since I took my first hit of meth, but I can recall it like it was yesterday. Despite abusing drugs and drinking, I always showed up to work and stayed connected to my family. That was the typical “New York life” for a twenty-something artist as far as I was concerned. [...]

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Rehab Facility
Getting the right information is essential when searching for addiction treatment.

Making the decision to seek professional treatment for your substance use disorder can be a very scary experience. You are choosing to invest your time, money and trust in a rehab program with the hope of discovering a new, healthy lifestyle for yourself. This process takes faith, courage and hard work – and if you [...]