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Surgeon Gen.: Addiction Is A Chronic Brain Disease, Not Moral Failure

In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry issued a landmark report on tobacco and health that changed the course of American history, spurring the decline of smoking in the United States.More than 50 years later, Surgeon General Dr...Read More

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

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

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

Addiction Statistics – Facts on Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Statistics of Addiction in AmericaAddiction is more common than many realize. There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction in 2011.Although most people don’t get the treatment they ...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

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

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