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New Treatment for Heroin Addiction

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

Reserachers recently discovered that hydromorphone, typically sold under the brand name Dilaudid, can also be a highly effectiv... Continue Reading

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Breaking the Stigma of Therapy at the Maple Ball

By Joanne Chu

On October 26, The Maple Counseling Center threw its 42nd annual Maple Ball at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills to raise awar... Continue Reading

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Why the DEA Wants to Ban Kratom

By Audrey Beim

Kratom has been used as an option to assist individuals in breaking their addiction and easing their withdrawal from more serio... Continue Reading

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How to Reduce Depression by Limiting Your Time on Facebook

By Elizabeth Seward

For those who have a history of addiction, it is vital that you surpass very trying emotions as even a short bout of depression... Continue Reading

Michael Bloom, Ryan Hampton, Representative Judy Chu

Putting a Face to American Addiction

By Audrey Beim

Delegate Ryan Hampton is aiming to bring his story of addiction, as well as many others' across the nation, to the Democratic N... Continue Reading

How Dentists are Contributing to the Opioid Epidemic

By Audrey Beim

Prescription opioid abuse is a growing, troubling and deadly problem in the United States. Now it seems that even dentists may ... Continue Reading


Buprenorphine: The Drug That Could Have Saved Prince

By Donn Gruta

After a whirlwind of media speculation, the Associated Press has officially reported today that the singer died of an opioid ov... Continue Reading

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Taking Away the Shame in Treating Pregnant Women with Addiction

By Laura Dorwart, Laura Dorwart, MFA, Ph.D

Like any other addict, pregnant women with addictions need to be clinically supported to deal with any chemical dependency, phy... Continue Reading

Rabbi Mark

Rabbi Mark: From Con Man to Recovery Healer

By Audrey Beim

From mobster to spiritual leader, Rabbi Mark can now safely say that he is no longer trapped in between two worlds. Continue Reading

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The Addicts Comedy Tour: Something to Laugh About

By Audrey Beim

Recovery stand-up comedians Mark Lundholm and Kurtis Matthews bring a unique and transparent look at addiction through the lens... Continue Reading

Problematic Internet Use: A Modern-Day Addiction

By Audrey Beim

As our communication methods and work become increasingly dependent on technology, the rise of online-related compulsive behavi... Continue Reading

7 Largest Drug Seizures by US Law Enforcement in 2015

By Liemann Valdimar

Here are some of the largest drug busts that took place during the 2015 fiscal year. Continue Reading

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The Highs and Lows of Drug Prevention Policies in 2015

By Liemann Valdimar

Drug prevention policies aren't just something that affects the addict; it affects us all as an entire nation. Continue Reading

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Addiction and Mass Incarceration in America

By Liemann Valdimar

While about half of states have failed to appropriately address drug-related incarceration effectively, another half are paving... Continue Reading

Audrey Kishline and the Dangers of Moderation

By Tess Chedsey

There are two usually suggested methods for addiction recovery: abstinence and moderation. However, could the latter just worse... Continue Reading

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