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by Elliott Redwine Heroin’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic The daily death toll due to opioids continues rising every year. As of 2017, at least 115 people die every day due to an opioid overdose. People severely underestimate the amount they can handle and miss the mark....

by Elliott Redwine Ranging from hospitalization to recovery homes, the levels of substance abuse treatment may seem confusing. This guide provides some clarification on levels of care. Substance abuse treatment offers the first step towards sobriety for many. If you aren’t familiar with addiction treatment, though, you may...

by Kelly Zawodniak Addiction Recovery Programs There is a lot of research that should be put into any recovery program or rehabilitation center before a person may find the right place that works for them. Picking a recovery program is not as easy as choosing your clothes...

by Elliott Redwine The History of America’s Opioid Crisis The opioid crisis in America still shows no sign of stopping. Stories of alarming overdose rates continue making their way into the news. Research shows the numbers rising every year. What started as a contained problem quickly exploded...

Addiction is a rampant problem with no single cause or solution. When someone is hooked on substances like illicit drugs or alcohol, the chemistry of their brain is altered so much that it's practically impossible to function without them. It's futile to tell someone with...

Addiction is a serious problem, and it negatively impacts the addict's life in just about every way. Interpersonal relationships suffer, and many people with addictions have a hard time maintaining steady income from a job. People with addictions often have tumultuous relationships with their children,...

by Elliott Redwine When you pick up drugs on the street, you never know what exactly you’re getting yourself into. October 27th, 2015 was another sleepless night for 29-year-old Tosh Ackerman. He just wanted some rest after a long day. Tosh took a Benadryl and a quarter of...

Healthy and successful relationships require more than just warm fuzzy feelings. Even partners who love each other can get into bad habits that reinforce negative behavior and create unhealthy relationships. Only in understanding your partner's personality, their wants, needs and tendencies can you help to...