The Trump Administration vs The Opioid Epidemic

Political opinions aside, we can all agree that how the Trump administration handles the current opioid epidemic is crucial and will have a tremendous impact on the nation. During his campaign, Trump described the rising number of opioid-related overdoses as a “crippling problem throughout the United States” and vowed to make it one of the … Continued

The Real Cost of Addiction

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug and alcohol abuse are costing the nation over $700 billion each year. These costs are not just related to health care and crime but also to lost work productivity. Despite the stereotype that those with substance abuse problems are living on the streets and spend their … Continued

Please Play Responsibly!

By: Amy Sedgwick, Director of Outpatient Services   With talks of a third casino being developed and the increasing popularity of the game Keno, Connecticut has seen a substantial surge in gambling. These days, gambling isn’t just in the form of casinos and bars.  Gambling now means scratch-off tickets, daily lottery, sports betting, bingo, video … Continued

How Addiction Changes Your Personality

Whether it is with a controversial movie like Requiem for a Dream or a Netflix success like Orange Is the New Black, entertainment has brought substance abuse right into our living rooms and our smartphones. Characters from all backgrounds are consumed by their addictions until they become unrecognizable from who they used to be.  We … Continued