For Families Dealing with Addiction

For Families Dealing with Addiction

“According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.” It can be a stressful and confusing time dealing and living with a loved one in the grips of addiction, but...
The Five Stages of Addiction

The Five Stages of Addiction

Addiction is one of the most common mental illness in the United States. In 2017, nearly 20 million people in the US over the age of 12 were caught in the grips of addiction to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. Drug abuse can be deadly. It is a difficult topic to...
Be Careful of These Addictive Prescription Drugs

Be Careful of These Addictive Prescription Drugs

Unfortunately, there are prescription drugs that are addictive. These drugs may help treat one health issue, but they end up creating another one through their habit-forming properties. Sadly, 18.9 million Americans misuse prescription drugs every year. With this in...
How An Addicted Parent Affects Children

How An Addicted Parent Affects Children

Theodore Roethke’s poem “My Papa’s Waltz” describes a young child growing up with an alcoholic and abusive father. “You beat time on my head/ With a palm caked hard by dirt;/ Then waltzed me off to bed/ Still clinging to your...
What are Anti-Drug Vaccines?

What are Anti-Drug Vaccines?

Unfortunately, the heroin and opioid crisis still affects Monmouth County. But what if there were a new way to help battle addiction? What if advances in science continue to give people another method to prevent drugs from destroying their lives? Fortunately, a new...
Staging an Intervention

Staging an Intervention

Addiction not only affects the people struggling with it, but it hurts people’s loved ones. No one wants to watch someone they care for hurt. So, often family and friends will try to intervene. And with 3,000 projected deaths because of drug deaths in 2018,...