What to Do When Your Partner Has a Substance Abuse Issue

By Marsha Vannicelli, PhD   Perhaps, you are the partner of an individual whose drinking or drug use is affecting your relationship.  You may find yourself feeling, at times, that you are in a complicated downward spiral – the more painful the couple dynamics, the more the substance abuser uses, and the more he or … Continued

What You Need to Know About Fentanyl

As the opioid epidemic rages on, concern about the drug fentanyl continues to rise.  One of the most powerful and deadly substances of the opioid class, fentanyl has been linked to numerous fatal overdoses in recent years. Here is an overview of the strong pain medication and why it’s a growing concern amongst law enforcement. … Continued

The Opioid Epidemic from Two Different Viewpoints: The Living and The Dead

Credit: M. Scott Brauer for The New York Times There’s more than one way to tell a story, especially when that story is the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation. STAT, an online publication owned by Boston Globe Media, took a look at the death toll of the opioid crisis by searching Legacy.com and other sources … Continued

Macklemore Helps Obama Tackle Opioid Epidemic Awareness

Grammy award-winning rapper Macklemore and President Barack Obama teamed up last weekend to talk about the national opioid addiction crisis by calling for Congress to increase funding for addiction treatment. The president invited the addiction and recovery advocate to the presidential weekly address to talk from a personal standpoint about the seriousness of drug addiction … Continued

Seniors and Substance Abuse: A Growing Problem

By Madeehah S. A problem once believed to only affect younger adults, opioid addiction is now increasing at a startling rate within the nation’s elderly community. There were 55 million opioid prescriptions written last year alone for people 65 and older. This marked a 20 percent increase seen over the past five years, according to … Continued