A Lost Generation: Opioids and Young Adults

Table of Contents: Introduction Why Young People Use Opioids  How Opioid Addiction and Dependence Develop Opioid Addiction is Treatable The Best Approach to Opioid Addiction Treatment for Young People There is Hope The U.S. opioid epidemic worsens each year. It...

Is There Such A Thing As A Functioning Opioid Addict?

Many stereotypes about people suffering from opioid addiction are wrong and outdated. The fact is, opioid addiction affects people of all ages, from all walks of life. It affects clergy members, medical professionals, housewives and CEOs. Crossing socioeconomic lines,...

The Connection between Job Loss and Addiction

While many people are familiar with the term “functional addict,” there does come a point in the disease’s progression where the individual can no longer function optimally in their roll whether due to the development of a secondary health concern or...

Problem Drinking vs Alcoholism: Preventing Dependence

There is a point along the road toward alcoholism where an individual can turn back and prevent the onset of disease. However, individuals must have an awareness of the signs of problem drinking, a willingness to change some habits, and even an openness to the...
Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use in College

Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use in College

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 30 percent of drug overdoses in the United States that involve opioids are also associated with the use of benzodiazepines. A dangerous combination of opioid and “benzo” use is on the rise, especially...

The Role Tolerance Plays in Addiction

Addiction is an insidious disease that can creep in slowly or develop rapidly, depending on tolerance. People may not even be aware that they are developing an addiction, as the signs are progressive and the changes can be subtle. By understanding the role that...