State of Emergency: Trump Takes on the Epidemic

It sometimes feels like Americans are lagging behind in the fight against drug addiction. We are not by far the first country to encounter an opioid crisis. In fact, overdose epidemics routinely pop up across the globe. We sometimes fail to notice them because we focus so strongly on what affects our own personal sphere. […]

Surgeon General Addresses MAT for Opioid Addiction

Toward the end of 2016, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy did something no Surgeon General had done before. He released a comprehensive report on the United States drug epidemic and steps to combat it. Entitled Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, this report focused largely on rising rates […]

Operation HOPE Continues in Maine

There’s a saying used by some alcoholics to describe their allergy: “Whenever I drink, I break out in handcuffs.” While humorous, this hints at a major problem faced by addicts and alcoholics. Those who struggle with substance abuse often find themselves on the wrong side of the law. When in an altered state and free […]

Donald Trump on Addiction Treatment

The 2016 election pitted Americans against each other on a number of issues. Some felt that their candidate was the only one who could save the country. Others simply voted for the candidate they hated the least. But in the end, only one person could win. And no matter who you voted for, you likely […]

Fighting the New England Heroin Epidemic

If you Google the word “epidemic,” the first definition you’ll see is “a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.” In terms of describing the New England heroin epidemic, this means a few things. First, it describes the disease of heroin addiction as something spreading out of control. Second, […]