Northbound to Address Cultivating a Thriving Organizational Culture at NAATP 2016 Annual National Leadership Conference

Chief Clinical Officer Ilana Zivkovich, LCSW, LCDC, CDWF, and President/COO Paul Alexander, JD, CATC, will be speaking at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers’ 2016 Annual National Leadership Conference. They have been recognized as leaders in the field of addiction treatment and will present an interactive workshop on “The Courageous Culture” and how treatment Read More

How the World is Promoting Addictive Behaviors

When the word “addiction” is spoken, most individuals immediately think of substance abuse, such as drug and/or alcohol addiction. However, in today’s world, the word “addiction” does not just apply to substance abuse, rather it applies to the type of behaviors that we are developing as a result of our ever-growing, progressive world. Addiction, while Read More

Half of the Population on Drugs?

Yes, it’s true — 50% of Americans are on prescription drugs, and are using them at this very moment. However, it’s likely not what you think. The drugs that half of Americans are on are not limited to prescription painkillers, stimulants and tranquilizers. While a large majority of people are on these types of drugs, Read More

A Decriminalized D.C.

If you live in D.C., you can light up a joint in your home and smoke it  — and at any time you like for that matter. Mayor Vincent Gray will be signing a bill that would decriminalize marijuana to a certain extent. Instead of punishing users by sending them to jail, the district would Read More

The Comeback Kid

He had all the makings to become the face of Boston Sports, but something was holding him back – drugs. Chris Herren grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts, which in the past, was a town filled with productivity and hope. As the years passed, however, Fall River quickly took on the likes of drug dealers, Read More