Author: Justin Franich

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The opioid crisis has reached alarming proportions in the United States. According to the CDC, 66 %  of all overdose-related deaths are caused by opioid use. More alarmingly, prescription opioid abuse accounts for almost $30 billion in healthcare costs each year. So, what is the solution...

Helping a loved one overcome an addictive disorder is often an emotionally fraught experience. Invariably, the challenges compound for people of faith. Those who struggle with addictive disorders often feel ashamed of their perceived moral failings. As such, they may resist well-meaning efforts to help....

Watching an adult child struggle with an addictive disorder is a gut-wrenching experience. Setbacks can be discouraging, leaving you and your adult child in a state of hopelessness. However, you can successfully weather this test of your resilience. Below, we suggest 5 ways to help you...

Experts maintain that the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The CDC estimates that 72,000 individuals died from drug overdose deaths in 2017. Additionally, at least 130 people died every day from opioid-related overdoses that year. For you, much is at stake. Perhaps,...

  It seems like a pointless argument. Does it matter whether there is a difference between physical dependence and addiction? We won't argue that addiction is a complicated and life-altering experience.   Many people with addictive disorders are prone to relapses. However, others are merely dependent on chemical...

  According to a SAMHSA report, 16.3 million adults had an alcohol use disorder in 2014. Meanwhile, another 6.2 million adults had an illicit drug use disorder. All in all, fully 23 million adults struggled with both disorders in 2014. These are certainly sobering statistics. Yet, only...