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Alcohol Abuse and Dependence in College

The beer-guzzling college student is a classic image deeply embedded into the American psyche. Many young adults come to expect heavy drinking as part of the package of attaining an undergraduate degree – it’s part of the ‘full’ college experience,... Read More

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Addiction Treatment

When a person suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD) makes the life-changing decision to accept treatment, one of the first choices he or she must make is whether to receive inpatient or outpatient treatment. Inpatient addiction recovery... Read More

A Different and Controversial Approach to Fighting the Heroin Epidemic

This article focuses on a new harm reduction strategy employed by safe injection facilities. Canada has operated such a location since 2003 with some documented success. Different locations in the U.S., including Ithaca, NY and Boston, MA, are... Read More

The Impact of Substance Abuse and Addiction on Families

In this article, we will examine the specific impact of sustained substance abuse and addiction on parents, spouses and children in the home. We will review previous studies into the short and long-term effects and also explain the unique role that... Read More

The Success Rates of Addiction Interventions are higher with Professional Interventionists

This article examines previous research into the effectiveness of addiction interventions. What are some of the commonly used intervention strategies today? How successful are they in getting an addict to receive treatment? Do they have an impact on... Read More

The Efficacy of Abstinence Treatment vs. Harm Reduction

In this article, we will review previously published research about the effectiveness of both addiction recovery strategies, analyze data and provide recommendations for recovering addicts and their families. We have included research from nearly... Read More