4 Personality Traits That Can Indicate Addiction

The term “addictive personality” suggests a personality type that makes a person more likely to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. But it’s not so black and white. No single personality type sets someone up

What You Need to Know About Withdrawal

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol is one of the most challenging things one can ask of themselves. Addiction itself is hard enough, but having to face the withdrawal symptoms, or the physical and emotional responses

Prescription Opioids In Recovery

People working a program of addiction recovery have a vested interest in avoiding mind-altering substances, at all costs. It doesn’t matter one’s drug of choice, alcohol or heroin. If you have been touched by the

Eradicating the Shame of Addiction

September was National Recovery Month. We observed Mental Illness Awareness Week at the beginning of October. Yesterday, we recognized World Mental Health Day. These three observances have some overall objectives, many

Florida Tackles Prescription Opioid Epidemic

With the hurricanes leaving Florida behind (for the time being), Governor Rick Scott is turning his attention toward prescription opioid use disorder. After all, the number of Floridians dying each year from opioids is like

Opioid Addiction Epidemic Children

In the field of addiction we have an obligation to encourage people with alcohol and substance use disorders to seek help. It is not an easy task, to be sure. However, it is of the

Talking About Addiction, Ending Stigma

In the United States we face a problem of paramount importance, an epidemic of addiction. It goes without saying that addiction is not a new concept for Americans. Over the last 40 years we have

Opioid Addiction Among Teenagers

The sooner addicts and alcoholics receive addiction treatment, the better. The longer the disease of addiction is neglected, the more severe the outcomes. Which is why it’s absolutely paramount that teenagers and young adults who