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.

Should You Date a Recovering Addict?

Dating outside the recovery world is difficult to navigate as this brings alcohol and drug use, even casual and normal use, into the picture.

Mothers Under the Influence: A Look at History

Check with your doctor or a mental health professional if these symptoms are occurring for you.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies of Drug Overdose

Oscar-award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment yesterday due to an apparent heroin overdose

Seniors: A New Population Addicted to Prescription Meds

While addictive use of opioids is on the rise throughout the world, the US is experiencing an increase of addiction for a new population.

Changing Laws, Views on Marijuana

Passage of legalization statutes in Washington and Colorado give new strength to the battle for pot legalization.

Drugged Driving Is Causing Deaths

A study on Highway Traffic and Safety reports that 16 percent of those driving on weekends and at night tested positive for drugs prescribed and illicit.

Why Having a Habit Is Healthy

All of the time that you once devoted to maintaining your addiction (or hanging out with people who supported it) is now available for other things.

Pills Anonymous Book Review

Incorporating the best work of all the years of 12-step work is often attempted, but seldom achieved. This book has certainly broken through.

Nonviolent Drug Offenders and Prison

The U.S. federal prison population has increased 800 percent over the last three decades leading the facilities to be about 40 percent above capacity.