Drug epidemic gains political traction, especially in New Jersey

Substance abuse is a world-wide issue; one of which has been growing at an explosive rate here at home in the United States. If you don’t have any personal experience with it yourself, chances are you know someone who has. Describing our nation’s substance abuse issue as a drug epidemic is the only true and […]


Considering going to drug rehab? Read this first…

Choosing the best drug rehab for your needs can be a very stressful experience, especially with all of the different options and types of care that are currently available. When you’re trying to make a major life decision such as going to treatment, it’s always very important to educate yourself in order to find the […]


Think you might have a problem with alcohol?

Alcohol is America’s favorite drug. It dominates the numbers when it comes to substances of abuse, with an estimated 17 million people in the US excessively drinking alcohol annually. In addition to drastic numbers that seem to keep increasing, alcohol withdrawal is one of the most dangerous types of withdrawal. Not only can it lead to chronic […]


Suboxone for Opiate Detox – Beginner’s Guide

Using Suboxone as a primary method of treatment for opiate detox is gaining popularity in the treatment field. Because of it’s long half life, it is easy to taper (or ween yourself) off of compared to harder opiates such as heroin and oxycodone. Today, we will examine how using Suboxone in opiate detox works and help […]


Patients Addicted to Opioid Painkillers Achieve Good Results with Outpatient Detoxification

A recent NIDA-funded clinical trial indicates that a significant portion of individuals who are addicted to opioid painkillers may initiate and maintain abstinence with a brief but intensive outpatient detoxification treatment followed by opioid antagonist therapy using naltrexone. Patients in the trial achieved higher abstinence rates than are typically obtained with detoxification regimens. The duration […]


80 years of Alcoholics Anonymous: one family perspective

One of the local A.A. in my part of south Florida meetings reads from the Grapevine, Alcoholics Anonymous’ international journal on Saturday evenings. A few weeks ago, I was struck by a story in the May 2015 issue where the author described how every generation of his family had been “decimated by alcoholism”. The word […]