Why Is Fentanyl So Lethal?

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an alarming statistic: the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have topped 100,000 a year. Most people consider cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin among the most dangerous street drugs. However, in recent years, fentanyl — i...

Understanding Drug Overdoses

According to the American Medical Association’s Issue Brief from May 2022, during the COVID-19 pandemic, all US states have reported a rise in overdose deaths. The evidence continues to point to culprits such as methamphetamine, illicit fentanyl, cocaine, fentanyl analogs, or a combination of ...

Common Misconceptions About Addiction Recovery

Substance addiction has affected many individuals and families during the opioid epidemic. Although there have been positive changes in public awareness about addiction and recovery in recent years, many misconceptions still persist.  These myths and misconceptions may contribute to stigmatization ...

How Does Addiction Affect the Whole Family?

Addiction does not only affect the individual. Because of the addicted person’s behavioral changes, it may affect the entire family who lives under the same roof including parents, spouses, and children. The addicted family member often experiences physical and mental deterioration, which can be p...