Addiction Culture

Gas Station Bathrooms Use Blue Lights to Stop IV Drug Use

Will blue lights put an end to IV drug use in gas station bathrooms?

Gas station bathrooms have become a common place for IV drug users to shoot up. They’re often unlocked, can be accessed without making a purchase, and provide a place out of sight from police. For the homeless, gas station bathrooms are one of the few places where it’s considered “safe” to inject. Casting a New […]

4 Barriers Plaguing On-Demand Addiction Treatment

We can get our favorite TV shows on-demand. We can find just about anything we want online. Amazon even offers easy buttons now, to reorder your favorite stuff with just one click. We’ve come so far with technology, convenience, and efficiency to quickly meet so many of our wants and needs. Yet, we’re still losing […]

CT Website Offers Real-Time Treatment Bed Availability

Will access to real-time bed availability help more CT citizens get into treatment?

James wanted help. He’d been struggling with opioid addiction for three years, and he desperately wanted to get his life back on track. He checked with several treatment facilities, but no one had room. One rehab after another told James, “The only thing we can do is put your name on the waiting list for […]

Addiction Treatment: What’s in Store for 2018?

We learned a lot about addiction treatment in 2017, but what's in store for 2018?

What was accomplished in the field of recovery during 2017? Here’s the honest answer: more than some believed possible and less than others had hoped. As we take the year in review, we see many changes. From the highest levels of government to the smallest town meetings, substance abuse issues affected every individual across the […]

Making Pain Management Safe: It’s a Complicated Task

Since pain is subjective, is it fair to develop a one-size-fits-all treatment plan?

More than two million Americans suffer from substance abuse issues related to prescription painkillers and this epidemic takes the lives of more than 90 Americans every single day. These alarming statistics led researchers to ask: How do we make pain management safe? Specifically, how can we balance opioid prescription length and the risk of dependence? […]

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