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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

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

From addiction to ordination: a homeless man’s journey to priesthood

Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal, Canada. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol and drugs, with a future so bleak, he considered ending his own life.He did not end his life, however, and today he is a priest who dedicates...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