Did you know it is National Prevention Week?

What is National Prevention Week? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. that takes charge of the public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. One of their most leading campaigns is...

Everything you need to know about a drug overdose

What is a drug overdose from prescription medicine? A prescription or illicit drug overdose occurs when a person takes more than their prescribed amount of a certain drug or more than their body can withstand. This can be both intentionally or accidental. It can also...

How long does it take someone to become an addict?

What is an addict? An addict is a person who continuously partakes in a negative activity or behavior despite its devastating consequences. They do not see past their immediate gratification and will do anything to achieve it. Addiction is a complex disease that takes...

4 Myths about drug addiction

Drug abuse is a very complex behavioral pattern that is often misinterpreted by the public as well as the person with the addiction. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIH) “addiction is a brain disease.” So if it is a disease why are drug...