Drug Overdose Due to Coronavirus – Is It Rising in New England?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly challenging for people all over the world. With so many parts of their lives essentially shut down, people were left to fight their mental health and addiction struggles on their own. Drug and alcohol treatment was either unavailable or only accessible online. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) […]

What You Need to Know About Dual Diagnosis

       Nearly 9 Million Americans are affected by co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. There are a lot of common misconceptions people have about substance abuse. One of the biggest ones is that it’s always accompanied by a mental health diagnosis. Keep in mind that addiction itself is a mental illness. The […]

Overdose Awareness Day 2017: How You Can Help

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. With today’s opioid epidemic, this initiative to spread global awareness feels more important than ever. Many of us know someone who struggles with drug addiction. In fact, the odds of knowing at least one addict in today’s climate seem greater than the odds of knowing none at all. […]

How Prescription Drug Use Can Turn into Opioid Addiction

The current opioid epidemic in this country is out of control. Opioid addiction and abuse is a serious problem that is affecting society socially and economically. Above all, it affects the health of the people. Drug overdoses in general are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Specifically, in 2015 there were […]

Carfentanil Laced Heroin is Killing in Record Numbers

All drug abuse is harmful in one way or another. Drug use – especially heroin use – in America is widespread and some say it is an outright epidemic, including in New England.  These new chemical mixes, shoddy manufacturing, and impure cutting agents all add to these already dangerous and addictive substances. Now, heroin users […]

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 […]

Chronic Pain Patients Hurt by Opioid Epidemic

As the opioid epidemic continues to spread, legislators are scrambling to respond by limiting the availability of potentially addictive medications. In March of 2016, the CDC released new prescription guidelines for opioids. These guidelines suggested that doctors should make an effort to prescribe non-opioid painkillers. The CDC recognized, however, that some chronic pain patients might […]

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 […]