Why I Had to Hit Rock Bottom to Get Sober

One writer talks about how his early start with drug and alcohol abuse led him to a psychiatric ward where he found new hope for sobriety.


Zohydro ER: What's All the Fuss?

Each extended-release pill contains up to five times more of the narcotic than previously available combination pills, such as Vicodin.


Using Distraction to Reduce Stress

Fictional stories are also more likely to help the stressed person escape in their minds than nonfictional stories.


U.N. Conference Examines International Drug Policy

Making addiction treatment more universally accessible, especially to people with lower income, is imperative.


"Lindsay" Episode 2: The Perils of Imperfection, Impatience and Immaturity

In this episode, Lindsay faces the cameras and says, "It really is one step, one day at a time. It sounds so cliche but [it's true]."


"Lindsay": Through the Eyes of a Fellow Addict

Like millions of Americans, one writer watched the first episode of the new docuseries "Lindsay" and shares her thoughts.


Attorney General: Heroin Is an Urgent Public Health Crisis

Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the rise in heroin-related deaths and opiate prescription addiction.


Easy Meditation Tips for Beginners

To the beginner, the thought of starting a meditation practices could be daunting, but here are some tips to help you get started.


How to Talk to a Loved One about Addiction

The thing to remember is that approaching a loved one about drug use and abuse is an ongoing thing.


Heroin Use Still on the Rise

The recent death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman due to an apparent heroin overdose, brings this serious and deadly drug addiction freshly into the public eye.



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