Addiction Vaccine: Could It Really Work?
As you might imagine, some recovering addicts and alcoholics take issue with the belief that addiction is incurable. Many prefer to think of themselves as fully recovered. Even the Big Book uses this word on its title page. Nevertheless, many of those same individuals who see themselves as cured often find themselves dealing with relapse […]
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 […]
Safe Injection Sites: A Controversial Solution
Few would dispute that the United States currently struggles against a growing drug problem. As the New England heroin epidemic rages on, opioid addiction rates continue rising across the country. In addition, law enforcement agencies and addiction treatment centers must now account for new threats such as dangerously potent synthetic drugs. As soon as we […]
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 […]