Monthly Archives: January 2018

Comparing MAT and ORT – Which Addiction Treatment Is Right for YOU?

January 14th, 2018|

MAT versus ORT-- what’s the difference and which approach is the right option for YOU? The science of addiction recovery has changed in recent years. Now, addiction – properly called Substance Use Disorder – is NO LONGER considered to be a moral weakness or failing on the part of the alcohol-or-drug-dependent person. Rather, science has identified addiction as a legitimate disorder – a disease of the brain. This recognition is good news, because when an SUD is treated as a medical condition rather than a personal failing, the chances of a successful and lasting

Teen Substance Abuse Statistics Coming into 2018

January 8th, 2018|

In today’s world, teen substance abuse is more of a serious concern than ever. Going into 2018, teenagers face challenges that did not exist a generation or two ago. For parents, it is not enough to just keep a watchful eye on their children. If you have adolescent or older teenage children, you now have to educate yourself about drug threats that were unimaginable when you were their age. Luckily, for all of us, the National Institute on Drug Abuse funds a project that studies changes in the behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs of American

Barbiturates—The Forgotten Drug Danger

January 2nd, 2018|

Did you know that barbiturates were once the most-dangerous prescription drug threat in America? While the continuing opioid epidemic continues to dominate headlines and news stories across the United States, there are other types of prescription medications that present significant dangers that are vastly under-reported. Barbiturates fall into this category. Many people mistakenly believe that barbiturates are obsolete drugs that are no longer prescribed. And while it IS true that they have been largely replaced by benzodiazepines, they are still dispensed far more often than you might think. Every year, approximately 300 tons of