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52 weeks, 52 faces: Obituaries narrate lives lost to the opioid epidemic

he faces above and the stories below are a snapshot of the devastating opioid epidemic sweeping across the United States. Publicly acknowledging that a family member suffered from an addiction to drugs, or died of an overdose, has long ...Read More

The impact of addiction on siblings • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Home Inspire The impact of addiction on siblings Inspire Ian Jones of Lake Forest, Calif., died from a drug overdose in his sister April’s arms in October 2014. He was 26 years old.“I worried every single day that he wouldn...Read More

How Addictions Destroy Your Children

How Addictions Destroy Your Children January 4, 2017 Matt McMillen No comments“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ~JesusMatthew 11:28 There is a mall that my family and I frequently shop at. It’...Read More

We Know How to Treat Opioid Addiction. We Just Don’t Use It.

When I was 22 years old, I was treated for an addiction to opioids. In the five years since, I wake up each morning and scan my news filters to read about some of the 78 people who die each day from overdose. Which depressed Rust Belt ...Read More

Surgeon General Murthy Wants America To Face Up To Addiction

In 1964, the U.S. surgeon general released a report on the health impacts of smoking, and it shaped the public and government's attitudes toward tobacco for years to come. On Thursday, another surgeon general's report was issued, this t...Read More

Accepting addiction

After drug addiction left her homeless and isolated, Mary Parkinson finally got clean 26 years ago. She has learned how to befriend the most difficult aspects of her personality – and to treat herself with compassionMy ‘active addiction...Read More

BEYOND DRUGS: The Universal Experience of Addiction – Dr. Gabor Maté

With the carnage imposed by the current epidemic of opioid overdoses across North America–many dozens of people dying every day– public alarm around addiction is focused almost exclusively on drugs. For all the anguish around substance d...Read More

It’s time to kick our addiction to the war on drugs

s New Jersey Governor Chris Christie takes the lead in crafting the Trump administration’s response to the opioid crisis, he and his colleagues need to understand that we can’t fix the problem until we kick our long-term addiction to the...Read More

Addiction is a Response to Childhood Suffering

An interview with Dr. Gabor Maté on addiction, the ‘disease-prone personality’ and the pathology of positive thinking.You have said that you believe that, “many doctors seem to have forgotten what was once a commonplace assumption, th...Read More

Understanding Addiction is a Disease

Addiction is no more a choice than cancer is. Without understanding this fundamental principle, one cannot only never recover from addiction, but will not take the steps to understanding why the condition has been allowed to manifest. This crux of psychological (and perhaps ...Read More