Treatment in addiction is a long, arduous process—one that requires a strong will and great support. Be it from family, friends or a therapist, addicts need the same thing from them: empathy; that is, the ability to

Addiction is defined as a “treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences.” An addict is a person suffering from this medical disease, whether addicted to drugs,

You may have heard that there are medications that can help someone recover from an opioid overdose. One of these medications is Naloxone. Naloxone is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and can help those

After successfully completing a treatment program, the next challenge is to successfully maintain a sober life. Because rebuilding relationships with loved ones can be difficult and often requires patience and dedication, it’s natural for individuals to seek

“Relapse”: a terrifying word to any addict desperately trying to push through rehabilitation and achieve sobriety. It is frighteningly common—with a 40% to 60% rate amongst addicts—and can not only occur after recovery but multiple recoveries. The

In the toil of addiction, addicts linger in denial, misery, and shame, yet accept their position with little argument. This naturally changes in rehabilitation and treatment, but how much of it truly changes? Oftentimes, addicts find they

Drug and alcohol abuse doesn’t just affect an addict’s health and wellbeing, it has widespread repercussions that impact all who are close to them. Children are some of the hardest hit by addiction. Children of addicts risk