Addiction Treatment Slowly Moves into the 21st Century

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated January 27, 2019

One of the most popular methods of treating addiction with a history dating back about one hundred years is faith-based. Programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and sister organization Narcotics Anonymous (NA) often rely on a core principle of surrendering to a ‘higher power’, often God, though some will say to skeptics that GOD is an Read More

Change the Narrative

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated January 25, 2019

In 2019, it’s easy to see a disconnect between how new discoveries in sciences and medicines are disseminated into the public pool of what one might call ‘common knowledge’. While no information will ever have a one-hundred percent coverage where everyone knows that thing and it is the most up-to-date thing no matter how long Read More

The Role of Rehabilitation

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated November 22, 2018

Addiction is a complex combination of physiological and psychological changes in the user who abuses a controlled substance to the point where their daily life and health are sacrificed. Many times, the substance a person is addicted to has a chemical dependency associated with it, which occurs when the body of the user has adapted Read More

Taking the Fright Out of Addiction Rehab

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated October 27, 2016

One of the hardest steps of addiction recovery is actually getting yourself into treatment; admitting that you need help and showing up. What makes it so scary? Fear of the unknown. You’re unsure about what will happen, who you will meet, what you will be asked to do, and what life in recovery looks like. Read More

Kratom and the Opioid Epidemic

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated August 25, 2016

The United States has been battling the opioid epidemic for years, more recently pushing through legislation that tightens prescription monitoring, improves access to treatment, increases addiction education, and raises awareness about addiction. Even with all of these programs in place, there is still (at least) one drug that may be slipping by: kratom. This psychoactive Read More

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