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Category: Prevention

How Does Addiction Really Start?

Jasmine Bittar ❘

If you don’t start using drugs, you'll never have to try to stop. No one wants to be addicted to drugs, and those who are addicted wish they weren't.

Can a Small Louisiana Town End an Opioid Manufacturer’s Sketchy Marketing?

Jasmine Bittar ❘

A small town in Louisiana is attempting to fight the opioid epidemic by suing opioid manufacturers. Maybe this will convince them to change their ways.

Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, and Access to Care in Rural America

Colleen O'Day ❘

Getting adequate health care can be a challenge in rural America, particularly when addiction treatment and rehabilitation services are needed.

How You Can Deal With Loneliness Without Alcohol

Suzette Gomez ❘

Dealing with loneliness without alcohol is possible through social connections and avoiding triggers that lead to drinking alcohol.

Addiction: Is it a Disease or a Choice?

Mia Williams, MS ❘

The controversy over whether addiction is a disease or a choice is important for those who work with substance abuse and who struggle with addiction.

Stress and Addiction

Olivia Pennelle ❘

Leading substance abuse experts suggest dealing with stressors as a strategy to deal with the growing scourge of addiction and stress.

5 Alcoholism Red Flags I Ignored

Kelly Fitzgerald ❘

When you’re struggling with alcoholism, denial can be a powerful thing. In my experience, I exhibited many alcoholism red flags that I chose to ignore.

4 Ways Grief Can Lead to Addiction

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

Some people turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with loss and risk falling into addiction. Substance abuse is never a healthy response to grief.

The Role Of Parenting In Preventing Teenage Substance Abuse

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

When discussing what is helpful for our children, it is important to remember how parenting can promote sobriety and prevent addiction.

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