July 23, 2019

Anti-Addiction Film “The First Day” with Chris Herren on ESPN

“The First Day” with Chris Herren According to Creighton Drury, the CEO of Center on Addiction, “The First Day” was created by former professional basketball player and wellness advocate, Chris Herren, and presented by Center on Addiction and Cigna. “The First Day” takes an innovative approach to address teen substance use, while helping to refocus […]

July 9, 2019

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Drugs

Individuals who abuse alcohol are also more likely to abuse other substances, like prescription or illicit drugs. Illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy can cause severe bodily injury and life-threatening side effects. According to researchers at the University of Michigan, men and women with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are 18 times more likely […]

April 2, 2019

What Can I Expect In Detox?

What is Detox Like? Aside from making the decision to enter treatment for addiction, detox is one of the most important parts of the recovery process. It is also one of the most feared parts of the recovery process, since detox has long been notorious for being an uncomfortable, scary process. However, detox has evolved […]

March 5, 2019

Crystal Meth Addiction

Understanding Crystal Meth Crystal meth – also known as meth, ice, crank or glass – is an extremely addictive drug, classified as a Schedule II controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Crystal meth can be snorted, smoked or dissolved and injected. It is one of the most common, widely used drugs and produces […]

February 22, 2019

How Do I Know If I Have a Drug Problem?

Do I Have a Drug Problem? Drug addiction is a growing epidemic, affecting millions of people all over the world. In fact, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults battled a substance use disorder in 2014. There can be many reasons someone might fall into a drug […]

January 10, 2019

What is Medically Assisted Detox?

What is Detox Like? When a person is ready to get sober from drugs or alcohol, one of the first things they will experience once they’ve entered treatment is the detoxification process. The good news is, medically assisted detox is available to help make it easier. Detox is the process of the body getting rid […]

November 28, 2018

Disease of Addiction

Is Addiction a Disease? According to The Center on Addiction, addiction is a complex disease of the brain and body that involves compulsive use of one or more substances despite serious health and social consequences. Addiction disrupts regions of the brain that are responsible for reward, motivation, learning, judgment and memory. In addition to these […]