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How Does Drug Rehab Work?

A drug rehab center is a place that provides treatment for substance use disorders, commonly known as substance addictions. If you or your loved one is struggling with a drug problem, you may be considering the prospect of rehab. You may be wondering how rehab works, and whether it will work to help you on […]

What to Expect from a Substance Abuse Program

It’s estimated that the majority of teens and adults in the United States – about 60 percent – have used some addictive substance in the last month. This may have been alcohol, tobacco, or an illicit drug. Substance use comes in all forms and, as statistics make clear, is extremely common today. However, many of […]

The Benefits of a Sober Living Community

A sense of community is a crucial aspect of the recovery process. It allows those in recovery to feel supported and as though they belong, which in turn helps them find meaning in their everyday lives. If your loved one is starting on the path to recovery, a sober living community can make all the […]

What to Do If Someone Overdoses on Drugs

If someone you know has overdosed on drugs, call 9-1-1 as soon as possible. Even if the person wakes up, medical intervention may still be necessary. Do not wait to take action. If you have already reported an emergency, keep reading for recommendations on what to do while you wait. When an overdose happens, it […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health, Addiction, and Those Seeking Treatment

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has stirred an unprecedented amount of stress, fear, and anxiety in populations across the globe. Although we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, millions of people are still feeling left in the dark. Coming out of this pandemic, many people are feeling […]

This May, We Recognize Mental Health Month and Women’s Health Week

Mental illnesses affect tens of millions of people in the United States. In fact, nearly 1 in every 5 Americans currently live with a mental health disorder. The prevalence of mental illness is much higher among women than men. For example, women are about 50 percent more likely than men to be diagnosed with a […]

Demi Lovato on Drug Overdose and Addiction in New Docuseries, Dancing with the Devil

Renowned musician, Demi Lovato, has long struggled with drug abuse and mental health. Throughout the years, she has been open about her health with fans – her lyrics, her interviews, and the several documentaries she’s released all portray pieces of her recovery journey. In fact, in her six years sober, she became an advocate for […]

Substance Abuse and TikTok: Dangerous Trends that Promote Teen Drug Use

TikTok is perhaps the trendiest social media application right now. The platform currently has close to 700 million users globally, most of which are Gen Z. Gen Z, or those born between 1997 and 2015, is a generation often characterized as authentic and progressive thinkers, as well as our first “digital natives” in history. They […]

Sober NFL Players Who Have Been Touched by Addiction

America is facing a drug epidemic, with drug overdose deaths reaching record highs in recent years. This is primarily due to the rise of opioid drug abuse, as more people are misusing prescription painkillers and illicit opioid drugs. Not only are they dangerous, opioid drugs are some of the most addictive out there. They are […]