Recovery High Schools

Recovery High Schools

Every year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse conducts a survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders nationwide. It’s called the Monitoring the Future Survey. This survey has been very helpful in allowing doctors, researchers, law enforcement, mental health providers,...
Al-Anon and Alateen

Al-Anon and Alateen

When it comes to addiction and addiction recovery these days, the focus seems to be on opioids and opioid abuse disorders. This is not surprising.  The opioid epidemic is immense and has taken many lives; it continues to do so as it grows, and therefore it is fitting...
Sesame Street & the Opioid Epidemic

Sesame Street & the Opioid Epidemic

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug use in the United States has been increasing. In a 2013 study by this government organization, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or old had used an illicit drug in the previous month. That’s 9.4% of our...
Collegiate Recovery

Collegiate Recovery

Due to our country’s current opioid crisis, plus the lure of other substances and subsequent development of substance abuse disorders, it’s no surprise that there are many thousands of college students that have suffered from addiction in the past, and who now are in...
Deep Brain Stimulation for Addiction Recovery

Deep Brain Stimulation for Addiction Recovery

It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but implanting tiny electrodes into a patient’s brain may actually be able to change behavior and further, it may help those struggling with addiction. This treatment is called deep brain stimulation and it...