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Are Opiates the Biggest Addiction Problem in the United States?

The opiate epidemic sweeping the United States has caught the attention of every parent / relative of an at-risk person across the nation. Fueled by intense media coverage, the concern over opiate addiction seems to have surpassed that of other drugs. Easily accessible and cheap to buy, heroin and other opiates are growing in popularity… View Post

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

When most people think of a drug / alcohol treatment program, they tend to envision the rehab programs most commonly portrayed on TV or in the movies. Typically, this involves an inpatient treatment program where you are forced to live within the facility for an extended period of time.  This type of treatment can be… View Post

Signs of Substance Abuse in a Loved One

It can be hard to determine when casual alcohol or drug abuse leads to problematic use.  It’s even harder when you’re concerned that this is happening to a loved one.  You’re worried about their health and safety, but probably also concerned about the consequences of approaching them about it.  How will they react?  Will they… View Post