Overdose Awareness Day: Reduce the Stigma of Addiction

On August 31st, people around the world will participate in International Overdose Awareness Day to raise awareness on the drug epidemic’s toll on society.

Why the Opioid Commission Recommendations Will Fail America

The recent White House Opioid Commission's Interim Report could have negative effects. My recommendations can help avoid that.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Legal Profession

What do lawyers have to do with addiction?

Snorting Cacao (Chocolate) Will Grease the Path to Addiction

How can chocolate lead to drug addiction?

Opioid Prescription Decline Data Misleading

Opioid prescriptions have decreased, but overdose deaths have increased.

How to Tell If Your "Back from College" Kid Is Addicted

Is your college kid slipping into addiction?

How Will the White House Opioid Task Force Effect Change?

It should focus on prescribers and new treatments for success.

Ambulatory Detox Modality Delivers Better Results

As America succumbs to an addiction epidemic avant-garde and cost-effective treatment program could help to dent the addiction curve.

National Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week

Why family-based recovery is important.

Does Gender Matter When It Comes to Addiction Recovery?

Does gender matter when it comes to addiction treatment? Focusing on women's treatment needs help speed up recovery.

International Overdose Awareness Day

Knowing the importance of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Outpatient Detox Model Gaining Popularity in Treatment

Why ambulatory (outpatient) detox is more effective when treating substance abuse.

Identifying Alcohol or Drug Abuse in the Work Place

Substance abuse (alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit drugs) at work is a serious issue with negative consequences for employers and co-workers alike.

Signs Your Children Are Abusing Drugs or Alcohol

Summer is here and that means teenagers are out of school. Here are signs to look out for to tell if your teenager might be abusing drugs and alcohol in their free time.

Why Probuphine Will Flop

Although the Food & Drug Association (FDA) recently announced its approval of Probuphine, I believe there are a number of formidable hurdles that will severely limit its adoption.

Journaling to Recovery, Made Simple

Journaling: a highly effective method of addiction recovery that takes two minutes or less every day