a young woman struggles to figure out the correct addiction definition

Determining the Correct Addiction Definition

When it comes to defining terms in the addiction treatment world, some definitions are straightforward, while others leave room for interpretation. Many people define addiction differently, but not every definition is concise or even correct. Without a clear understanding of addiction, recovery can be difficult. How can one determine which addiction definition is correct? Defining…

A woman wonders is addiction a disease

Is Addiction a Disease?

Unfortunately, there’s a common misconception that addiction only happens to the morally weak. When it comes to the question, “Is addiction a disease?” many people believe addiction occurs because of flaws in the user’s personality. This mischaracterization that addiction is a weakness of character contributes to the stigma suffered by those struggling with chemical dependency. Science disagrees…


Tips for Staying Sober During the Holiday Season

With Christmas and New Year’s almost here, it is important for people in recovery to have a plan of action to help maintain sobriety during the holiday season. Holiday stress, expectations, and endless holiday parties and gatherings make this time of year difficult for individuals who are trying to abstain from drugs and alcohol. The…


Trump Issues Limited Emergency Declaration

President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to declare a 90 day public health emergency in an attempt to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. With 91 Americans dying daily from opioid overdoes, Mr. Trump has been under pressure for months to accelerate the federal government’s response to the crisis.…