The Rise of Women Addicted to Painkillers

Did you know that many prescription painkillers are pharmacologically almost identical to the world’s most dangerous illicit drug, heroin? If not, you’re not alone. Although past statistics indicate men are far more likely to become addicted to prescription drugs, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reports the number of women who died…

Molly: The “New” Ecstasy

Does your loved one have a new friend named Molly? If so, then it’s time to learn more about how drug dealers have rebranded the old Ecstasy into a newer, purer form of MDMA. Once Therapeutic, Now Recreational Scientists at Merck pharmaceuticals invented MDMA in 1912. It was originally used by psychotherapists for the purpose…

Does Your Rehab Facility’s Location Matter?

When it comes to getting sober or beating an addictive behavior, is selecting a drug or alcohol treatment facility solely based on its location wise? Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right rehabilitation center for you. Putting the Focus on You If you are considering entering a rehabilitation program, congratulations on placing…

A “SMART” Alternative to 12-Step Programs

Why Would Anybody Want an Alternative to a 12-Step Program? Twelve-step programs have helped millions of people struggling with addiction. But the road to recovery is complex, and different people have different needs. What works for many people might not work for others. That’s why many addiction treatment centers now offer alternatives to 12-step programs.…

When Dependence Becomes an Addiction

Dependence If you’re a caffeinated coffee drinker or you’re a diabetic, then chances are you know what it’s like to be dependent on a drug. Imagine going a day or two without coffee — a debilitating headache is the likely consequence and probably a foul mood. Diabetics, naturally, must have insulin — severe illness and…

The Good News

If you suspect that you or someone you love is suffering from alcoholism, you’re not alone. Estimates suggest that 15 million Americans suffer every day from an addiction to alcohol.  Thousands die every year from alcohol-related liver disease, incidents, and auto accidents. Although alcoholism cannot be cured, the good news is that it can be…