• Trump’s Commission Offers 50 Ways to Reduce Addiction

    Here's a look at the recent recommendations offered up by Trump's drug commission.

    Here's a look at the recent recommendations offered up by Trump's drug commission.

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    Earlier this year, President Trump created the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was assigned to chair the commission. Their task was to identify “steps lawmakers and federal officials can take to combat and treat drug abuse, addiction and the opioid epidemic.” One of their first recommendations […]

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  • 5 Questions to Ask If You’re Thinking About Going Rehab

    If you answer yes to these questions, it's likely time to seek professional help for your addiction.

    If you answer yes to these questions, it's likely time to seek professional help for your addiction.

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    I was terrified of going to rehab. I’d had some horrifically terrible experiences in hospitals – so bad I don’t even want to write about them. I was afraid of giving up my freedom, my phone, my contact with family, even being away from my cat. But when I passed out on the sidewalk outside […]

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  • My Friend Hates Alcoholics (And I’m in Recovery)

    I could barely eat my dinner, listening to Mike discuss his "hatred for alcoholics."

    I could barely eat my dinner, listening to Mike discuss his "hatred for alcoholics."

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    “All alcoholics are sociopaths,” Mike said. He was new in the neighborhood. He’d just gotten out of a bad marriage to a woman with a serious drinking problem…and just polished off his second glass of wine. As Mike went on a rant about his hatred of alcoholics – or his preferred term “drunks” – I […]

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  • Busted: More Online Pharmacies Shut Down By the FDA

    Operation Pangea X successfully shut down a massive number of online pharmacies.

    Operation Pangea X successfully shut down a massive number of online pharmacies.

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    “Consumers go to these websites believing that they are buying safe and effective medications, but they are being deceived and put at risk by individuals who put financial gains above patient safety.” ~ FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Gottlieb is referring to the hundreds of “rogue pharmacy” sites currently in operation. These sites pose as legitimate […]

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  • 7 Addiction Facts a Lot of People Don’t Understand

    If you've never struggled with addiction, it can be hard to understand these seven issues.

    If you've never struggled with addiction, it can be hard to understand these seven issues.

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    Substance abuse. Recovery. Relapse. We’ve all heard these terms, but sometimes it’s hard to understand the facts behind them…unless you’ve walked a mile in those shoes. Riddled with misunderstandings and myths, chemical dependency remains a mystery to many people. Addiction does significant damage to a person’s physical health, mental health, and overall well-being, not to […]

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AG Sessions: Creating a Culture Hostile on Drug Abuse

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to crack down on healthcare fraud and opiate scams.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier this month that the U.S. Justice Department will be focusing on “healthcare fraud and opioid scams” by implementing a pilot program which would send federal prosecutors across cities most affected by addiction and overdoses. Further, he and President Trump spoke about reviving the “Just Say No” campaign, a strategy […]

Report: Doctors Paid to Pedal Addictive Opiates

A new report delves into the seedy side of opioid pharmaceutical marketing.

91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose – a sobering statistic which led President Trump to recently declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. It’s no secret that drug companies are a contributing factor in this deadly problem, but should doctors share some of the blame? A new report sheds light on their […]

On the Brink: Why Hospitals Are Operating on Life Support

Our hospitals are now spilling over, thanks to the massive number of opiate-related admissions.

When you think of patients rushing to the ER, what scenarios come to mind? A car accident? Heart attack? Labor? One of the most common reasons people head to the hospital is injury. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, injuries related to steps and stairs are the most common reason people wind up […]

Changing Our Perspective on the Opioid Crisis

We must treat people in active addiction as human beings, with compassion.

I recently came across some work featured in Time Magazine by Philadelphia-based photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge. For five years, he chronicled the lives of heroin addicts in the city’s Kensington neighborhood. In the article, he discussed the changing face of substance abuse and his desire to alter society’s narrow perspective about this disease. What struck me […]

Gabor Maté Responds to Trump’s Opioid Crisis Declaration

Is President Trump's opioid crisis declaration enough? Dr. Gabor Maté weighs in on this issue.

The current opioid crisis is the deadliest in U.S. history, with President Trump officially declaring it a national emergency just a few weeks ago. In response to the President, physician and author, Dr. Gabor Maté, discusses this lethal trend and advocates for the reform of current substance abuse treatment methods. A New Perspective on an […]

Investigation Prompts Lawsuit Against Oxy Manufacturer

What impact will this lawsuit have on the future of OxyContin in our nation?

New Hampshire’s footprint is only 9,350 square miles, yet this tiny state saw nearly 500 overdose deaths within its boundaries in 2016 alone. This staggering number has grown exponentially over the last decade. It’s nearly ten times more than the figure from 2000. The state of drug use in New Hampshire is such that the […]

Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome Addiction

These quotes will give you the strength and encouragement to embrace treatment.

Sometimes, the right words can supply us with the inspiration and strength we desperately need. And let’s be honest, inspiration and strength are two vital ingredients for anyone who’s considering sobriety. On a personal level, I know inspirational quotes and phrases have given me strength in the past – especially when I was at my […]

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