Author: Justin Franich

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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...