• Overcoming Drug Addiction

    Overcoming Drug Addiction

    The first step to overcoming drug abuse and addiction Developing an addiction to drugs isn’t a character flaw or a sign of weakness, and it takes more than willpower to overcome the problem. Abusing illegal or certain prescription drugs can create changes in the brain, causing powerful cravings and a compulsion to use that makes sobriety seem like an impossible goal. But recovery is...
  • Facts about alcoholism

    Facts about alcoholism

    April is Alcoholism Awareness Month. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the U.S.  Believe it or not, one in 12 adults (or 17.6 million people) suffer from alcohol abuse or dependency. All month long, we’ll be sharing information about alcohol abuse and resources where you, or a loved one, can turn to get help.
  • Before taking opioids

    Before taking opioids

    There is no question that living with chronic pain is difficult.  Pain from a sudden injury is also tough to deal with, even short term.  And while opioids do serve a purpose, they also carry some very serious risks, including death from an unintentional overdose.
  • The addiction of likes

    The addiction of likes

    No one can argue that social media—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc—has changed the way we interact.  And now enter the iGen (short for iGeneration), the post-millennials who will be born never knowing a world without an iPhone or Facebook. 
  • Do you know the signs of addiction?

    Do you know the signs of addiction?

    If you read my blog last week, you’ll remember I was FLOORED by the news that a 10-year-old Miami boy died suddenly of a fentanyl overdose.  Authorities still don’t know how he came in contact with the powerful drug.  One of the articles I read about his death said that it could have been as simple as touching a towel at the pool he had...
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