Resources & Education

May 31st, 2016

For Parents: Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

Many parents report being completely blindsided when they find out that their son or daughter has been abusing alcohol or drugs.   Read more
May 5th, 2016

Understanding the Emotional and Physical Pain of Withdrawal

There’s anxiety and panic and feelings of dread and thoughts of this never getting better. Read more
February 10th, 2016

Should You Consider Going to Inpatient Rehab?

If you’ve started to realize that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, that’s the first step to recovery. Read more
January 23rd, 2016

How to tell if someone you love is abusing Rx pain pills?

If you discovered that someone you knew or loved was abusing opiates, would you be surprised? Read more
November 28th, 2015

Ask PKK: What is Tolerance?

Think about tragic celebrity deaths by overdose, like Cory Monteith and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Read more
November 24th, 2015

What Happens To Your Brain When You Use Opiates?

You may be using opiates and not even know it. Prescription drugs like Vicodin, morphine, or codeine are opiates, and when used properly, they can be helpful for controlling pain, severe diarrhea, and acute coughing. Read more
October 13th, 2015

Rx Drug Abuse: How Providers Can Help Prevent Abuse

Too often in recent years, you hear story after story about people dying from overdoses of opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone or fentanyl. Read more
October 16th, 2014

Is Someone You Love Abusing Painkillers? Here’s How to Help

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, painkiller overdoses now account for more than twice the deaths as cocaine and five times as many as heroin—partially because they’re thought to be safer than street drugs and partially because they’re so popular with teenagers. Read more
October 11th, 2014

Mental Health And Addiction: How and Why Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Often Go Hand-In-Hand

Addiction is common in people with mental health disorders. Sometimes it’s hard to determine which came first, the substance abuse or the mental health issue. Read more

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