A year ago, I was a full-time “smother.” I thought being hopelessly devoted to the world’s most beautiful boy was my highest calling. I was wrong.
“Will I be like my dad?” “My whole family are addicts; does this mean I’ll be one too?” For many children of an alcoholic parent, there is the need to “not end up like” that parent. Unfortunately, that which we resist only persists and these children often create in themselves ground that is fertile for alcoholism or other addictive behaviors.
Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited from a prison in northern Mexico to the United States, the Mexican government said on Thursday, one day before Donald Trump assumes the U.S. presidency.
A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at University of Virginia Health System found patients' pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids.
Low estrogen levels may make women more susceptible to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some points in their menstrual cycles or lifetimes, while high estrogen levels may be protective.
The language of recovery is getting a new look. It may be confusing and mistakes will be made as we all attempt to adopt a clearer more useful and less condemning way of speaking to each other about recovery. It may be important to keep in mind when adopting these new terms, not everyone is up to date and to be patient as others become aware of these new terms. Below are easy to read charts to help us all transfer to a more loving and respectful way of speaking to and about loved ones struggling with substance use disorder.
The giant drug distributor resolved allegations that it failed to report suspicious orders by pharmacies that distributed opioids.
A California rape survivor who became severely anorexic after the assault credits wolves with saving her life.