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Florida governor calls for cap on opiate scrips

In Florida, one of the states hardest-hit by the opiate epidemic, Gov. Rick Scott recently called for state legislators ...

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Recovery courts divert vets from jail, into treatment

For nearly 30 years, drug courts – sometimes called “recovery courts” have offered a treatment alternative to jail for c...

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Montana putting treatment in reach of more addicts

One of the factors often cited as helping fuel the recent opiate epidemic is lack of access to addiction treatment servi...

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Mass Murder and Mental Illness

Last week in Las Vegas, we witnessed the worst mass shooting the nation has seen yet, as 58 people were killed and hundr...

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Step Three – Handing Over Control

Step three, according to the AA Big Book is “made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we un...

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The Serenity Prayer: what it means to one recovering alcoholic

The Serenity Prayer is often said at the beginning of many twelve step meetings. It is a cornerstone of different teachi...

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The campus recovery movement is catching on

Keg parties and other forms of heavy drinking have long been considered a normal part of college life. However, with gro...

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How do I know if I am co-dependent?

When someone you love is in the throes of addiction, it is easy to think they are the only one with a problem. But often...

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What’s the difference between AA and Celebrate Recovery?

For those in the recovery community who are trying to figure out which treatment program is the best fit, they have thei...

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Rebuilding Trust after a Relapse

There is no doubt that treatment from drug and alcohol addiction can be a time of healing and hope for the future. Unfor...

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The Sinclair Method: Drink your way to sober living

Dr. David Sinclair initially got inspired about a new method of alcohol treatment from the experiments of Nobel-prize wi...

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A Dream behind Prison Walls

Patience, persistence and time are three highly-valued commodities to Jerome Herron, a resident at Standing Strong alcoh...

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Decoding the marijuana-fast food connection

A revolutionary new study has found that those who use legalized marijuana also like fast food. It’s a breakthrough on p...

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Anti-addiction efforts paying off for rural Minnesota hospital

One way to tackle the epidemic of opiate addiction that has swept America is to change doctor’s prescribing habits...

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Hurricane Katrina offers lessons for treatment providers

Puerto Rico is trapped in a humanitarian crisis following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. It seems like only yesterd...

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New drug test, same old problems

Researchers say they have a new way to test if a person has been using cocaine. But what may be a step forward for scien...

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Choosing a treatment center in the age of Google

It’s always been difficult to judge addiction treatment providers from outside the program, and the internet isn’t helpi...

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FBI: Marijuana arrests outpace all violent crime

Reminder: the war on drugs is still in full effect. It may be easy to forget with more and more states turning to legali...

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The Detriments of Legalization: what nobody wants to talk about

Proponents of legalization say that making pot legal will do wonders for our society. We can expect lowered crime, relie...

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Self Care: It isn’t selfish to take care of yourself

Is self-care selfish? A lot of people think so and I think this hinders their recovery.  A well known Christian command ...

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Spirituality: build your own definition

When the subject of addiction recovery is discussed and debated, one topic that often comes up is spirituality, and what...

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Problem Drinking Growing Among Seniors

Older Americans represent the fastest-growing group of problem drinkers, according to a new study from researchers at th...

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Recovery Yoga: the path to inner healing

For anyone in active addiction to drugs or alcohol, feelings of stress, anxiety, and other emotions are a daily reality....

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Recovery Chanting

There is no single path to recovery. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol can find recovery in a variety of ways,...

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Breaking the Cycle of the Streets

Sobriety House, based in Detroit, is more than a treatment center for clients like Martie Lewis, it’s a refuge. “I go th...

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Staying Positive: One client’s outlook on life

Locked up in 1969, James Hinton would spend nearly 50 years in prison before being released in 2015. But to meet him is ...

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Helping Herself

Like many first-timers in treatment, Melinda Walters didn’t know what to expect coming into the program. “I’d heard a lo...

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A Christian Perspective on Recovery: What is true humility?

I have been asking God a lot about humility lately. What is it? How can I know if I’m even going after it? I know ...

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Does MAT really impact recidivism?

Can drug courts reduce recidivism rates by giving parolees who have addictions medication-assisted treatment? A new eval...

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Drugs behind Bars

When drug users are finally caught and end up in prison, family members can sometimes be under the false pretense that &...

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