Resources & Education

April 19th, 2016

How To Live With Chronic Pain Without Using Opiates

Federal health officials agree that our nation is suffering from a prescription drug epidemic, and they want the American medical community to stop treating common ailments with highly addictive painkillers. 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
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
January 23rd, 2015

Who Are The Heroin Users and Abusers of 2015?

When you think of a heroin addict, who do you picture? A pale, gaunt, young rock star? 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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