Summer Activities for Recovering Addicts

Summer Activities for Recovering Addicts

If you’re still getting used to recovery or just find summer a tough season to get through, don’t worry. We’ve got a whole list of great activities to help you breeze through the sunny days without the typical partying out of control. These sober summer...
What You Can Do to Help Someone in Recovery

What You Can Do to Help Someone in Recovery

Being close to someone with an addiction can be one of life’s most difficult emotional challenges. You know intuitively that you are important to them and their recovery, yet you feel powerless to help. You want to do everything you can, but you don’t want...
Celebrities Who Struggled with Addiction—and Won

Celebrities Who Struggled with Addiction—and Won

The idea that celebrities live perfect lives is a popular one until you think about the great equalizer that addiction really is. Although it’s true that a celebrity might not end up homeless or in jail as quickly as an “ordinary” addict, even world-famous drug...
Is Addiction Genetic?

Is Addiction Genetic?

The question of what causes addiction and how to cure it has lead to a persistent and troubling question: is addiction genetic? Answering this question impacts how we treat addiction for medical reasons, but it is also laden with cultural and emotional baggage—the...
The Opioid Epidemic by the Numbers

The Opioid Epidemic by the Numbers

Just how serious is the American opioid addiction? Here is a look at our opioid addiction crisis on the numbers. About opioids Opioids are a type of drugs. They include heroin, which is illegal, but they are also the legal prescription drugs codeine, fentanyl,...