Betty Ford: An Advocate for the Ages

Betty Ford, former first lady and substance abuse advocate, has died at the age of 93. Ford, who battled breast cancer, alcohol addiction and prescription pill abuse, was a lifelong recovering addict and extremely influential in the evolution of substance abuse treatment programs and awareness on the subject. Ford, who became addicted to pain medication…

Drugged Driving: A Cause for Concern

While it is drinking and driving that is typically discussed in the mainstream media, another issue, drugged driving, has become much more prevalent in recent years. Thanks to increased awareness, groups are slowly beginning to take action and the nation as a whole is taking a closer look at this often overlooked, yet incredibly dangerous,…

Drug Rehab that Centers on Your Child is Key

Finding illicit drugs or medications in your child’s possession can be a frightening experience for any parent. Of all the questions that race through your mind, the one that will probably come to the forefront is “what can I do?” This is an important question, as the answer will impact your child’s success on the…

How Art Therapy Can Assist the Drug Rehab Process

Incorporating art therapy in your drug rehab program has many immediate and long-term benefits. Even if you don’t feel you have artistic talent, working and creating with your hands can be a relaxing and rewarding experience. With art therapy, it’s not about the finished piece. It’s about the process of creating the piece and the…

Prescription Drug Abuse: Who Really Suffers?

Prescription drug abuse in Florida is a growing issue with many lives affected by its devastating consequences, but now, another group is falling prey to these substances. In an article published by The Miami Herald, about three times a day, a Florida baby is born into a world of addiction and withdrawal symptoms. This number…