Substance Use Treatment Success Rates: Does Rehabilitation Really Work?

Substance Use Treatment Success Rates: Does Rehabilitation Really Work?

Substance use disorder is challenging — it can affect all aspects of someone’s life, including their interpersonal relationships, professional accomplishments and their physical and mental wellbeing. Successful rehabilitation saves lives. Those with addictions and their loved ones need proven, reliable recovery support.  Addiction is a chronic disorder. Just like heart disease or asthma, substance use…

Understanding Why Painkillers Become So Addictive

Understanding Why Painkillers Become So Addictive

Chronic pain impacts over a quarter of Americans. While many people manage their discomfort with over-the-counter pills, some chronic pain is treated by doctors with short-term prescriptions for painkillers. Narcotic medications, like OxyContin or Vicodin, are opioids and thus highly addictive. Even when they’re prescribed, you are at risk of dependence or even becoming addicted to…