Addiction Treatment Slowly Moves into the 21st Century

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

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

Politico Poll on Addiction Reveals Deficiencies in Policy

One of the most important tools for any society to wield in against its problems is government and policy. When the government reflects the desires of the people and addresses their concerns, it can be a powerful force for change and societal improvement. Many social programs remain popular today and began with citizen action bringing Read More

Drug Addiction and Neurobiology

The number of drug overdoses in 2018 was more than that of fatal car accidents for the first time ever which has been a motivator in modern medicine’s pursuits into understanding addiction every way possible. From psychology to chemistry, medical research has been ramping up around the phenomenon known as addiction as it has also Read More

The Role of Rehabilitation

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

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