Substance abuse is a widespread problem in the United States. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 23.5 million people...


Employers have reason to be concerned about addiction in the workplace. Research in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows that employees with substance use disorders or addictions miss significantly more work, leave...


Relapse is a normal part of the recovery process for many people. If it happens to you, a relapse can be a powerful learning experience that helps you prevent future...



Drug-induced psychosis is a potentially permanent complication of some substances. Symptoms of it include delusions, hallucinations and more. Psychosis can be a terrifying experience for both the person experiencing it...




Professional addiction treatment helps a person end substance use safely, learn strategies to stay sober and discover healthy ways to cope with cravings and difficult situations. However, the healing process...



There are a variety of perceived barriers to seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, ranging from fear of losing one’s reputation to fear of losing your home. One of...