Viewpoint Can Change Outcomes

There is a saying by Alan Kay, an educator and computer science pioneer that isn’t about addiction or substance abuse at all, though it might help those who hold certain myths about addiction in high regard. “Context alone is worth 80 IQ points.” What he meant by this is that if you know what a Read More

The Future of Treating Opioid Addiction is Prevention

In St. Louis, the much reported on ‘opioid epidemic’ affects families just like other cities and towns across America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 63,000 Americans died in 2016 due to drug overdoses with 66 percent of those being attributed to opioids or complications from opioid use disorder 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