Addiction Rates Among LGBTQ Community

It’s no secret that addiction, opiate addiction in general, is taking over the country. You can see the victims of the terrible opioid crisis everywhere- it’s sneaking into every family, every town, every community, affecting all manner of people. But, studies have been coming out recently to indicate that addiction is more likely to affect [&h...
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Opiate Withdrawal: The Pit of Addiction

It’s no surprise that opiate addiction is on the rise. In the earlier part of the century, prescription opiate abuse ran amok thanks to little supervision on painkiller prescriptions and profiteering “pill mills” that existed just to churn out opiate prescriptions. However, hydrocodone, oxycodone and other legal, prescription opiates are no l...

7 Things That Make A Great Treatment Center

There are numerous treatments available for people dealing with substance abuse. As it stands, there are now about 14,500specialized drug treatment centers in the United States, not to mention the other types of treatments available like counseling or case management. Keep in mind that there are also about 2.3 million Americans looking for some ty...

Is Addiction a Disease?

Despite a large amount of accumulated scientific evidence, the debate as to whether or not addiction is a disease forges on. Those with firsthand experience (and those who have witnessed loved ones suffer at the hands of addiction), tend to strongly believe in the disease model. Those who lack experience (and those who are simply […]...

Painkiller Addiction – Facts and Statistics

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with over 52,404 lethal overdoses occurring in the year 2015 alone. Prescription painkiller addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 of those total deaths being directly linked to pharmaceutical pain relievers. Some of the most commonly abused prescription painkillers incl...

5 Ways Meditation Helps Treat Addiction

Over the last decade, we have seen a drastic increase in the number of individuals battling addiction. Numerous drug treatment centers have popped up across the country, each offering their own plan for recovery. Unfortunately, traditional plans do not help everyone who is dealing with addiction. A lot of individuals suffer a relapse within a [&hel...