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What the Rise in Opioid Overdoses Means for Substance Abuse Treatment

2020-05-14T20:50:20-07:00

Drug overdose deaths due to opioid abuse have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day, with it being the cause of more than half a million deaths between 2000 and 2015. During that same period, the annual number of opioid overdose deaths has quadrupled [1]. The rise in overdoses emphasizes the need for effective and accessible substance abuse treatment in [...]

What the Rise in Opioid Overdoses Means for Substance Abuse Treatment2020-05-14T20:50:20-07:00

Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Family Unit

2020-02-20T23:23:04-08:00

It is said that addiction is a family disease, but what does that actually mean? According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, this describes the profound and stressful impact that a family member's substance abuse can have on his or her loved ones. How Does Substance Abuse Impact the Family? Addiction has far-reaching effects on every member of a family. The effects vary based on an individual’s relationship with the person dealing with the addiction. The National Institute [...]

Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Family Unit2020-02-20T23:23:04-08:00