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Can Repairing Your Brain’s Wiring Help You Fight Addiction?

Can Repairing Your Brain’s Wiring Help You Fight Addiction? U.S. opioid deaths are soaring as the costs of drug abuse approach $200 billion a year. Neuroscience offers new ways to fight the epidemic.   This story appears in the September 2017 issue of National G...Read More

Who Counsels The Counselors?

I guess the allure of opiods must be incredibly powerful, even for those who have committed to helping others overcome the addiction. Such is the case of two counselors at a halfway house for recovering addicts in Chester County, a suburb of Philadelphia. The two died t...Read More

Virtual Reality Could Offer Alternative to Drugs for Pain, Addiction Patients

Nearly one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain, and in the last two decades, opiod prescriptions have tripled in the country. Virtual reality may be be able to help. Researchers at Simon Fraser University believe a virtual reality program may help people with addi...Read More

Pet Therapy Can Be Key in Addictions Recovery

The bond Joanna Cooper and her cat, Dakota, have is undeniably strong. It’s Dakota’s unconditional love that’s kept Cooper going through addictions recovery and it started with her adoption from the SPCA. “As soon as that crate door opened on top of the desk, she cam...Read More

Pet therapy can be a key in addictions recovery

The bond Joanna Cooper and her cat, Dakota, have is undeniably strong. It’s Dakota’s unconditional love that’s kept Cooper going through addictions recovery and it started with her adoption from the SPCA.“As soon as that crate door o...Read More
Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy

Surgeon Gen: Addiction Is a Chronic Brain Disease, Not a 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. Vivek Murthy (pictu...Read More

Ohio Attorney General files lawsuit against 5 drug makers over opioid addiction epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against five major drug manufacturers over the opioid addiction epidemic in the state.DeWine said the companies "put profit above health and well being of Ohio consumers" when the...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