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Addiction Mental Health

Heroin Overdose Can Be Prevented, But It Requires a Plan

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Because when it comes to addiction, every day presents new challenges, and having a plan "just in case" offers a second chance to those struggling with drug abuse and peace of mind for the people who love them.

A Thousand Points of Light: A Tale of Addiction in America

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

It is astonishing to me that people still view heroin abuse and drug addiction as a "Hollywood problem" and that -- despite the overwhelming data -- everyone still refuses to believe that overdoses are occurring daily in our own backyards.

Cause of Death: Addiction?

Jeffrey B. Lane | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey B. Lane

The time has come to stop regarding addiction as a character flaw -- a personal and moral failing -- and to provide the treatment people suffering from the disease deserve, including long-term management for those with the chronic form of the disease, just as we do for hypertension or diabetes or cancer.