a homeless person holds a metal cup and thinks about addiction and poverty

Addiction and Poverty

Just as there is a constant debate over the idea of which came first, the chicken or the egg, there has been a constant debate over the correlation between addiction and poverty or income levels. For a long time, it was believed that all addicts were or would eventually be under the poverty line or…

surgeons talk about the risks of opioid addiction after surgery

Risks of Opioid Addiction After Surgery

Your child’s doctor recommends they get their tonsils taken out, common surgery, when it’s done take them home and give them opioids. Your younger sibling’s wisdom teeth are coming in and need to be removed, common surgery, when it’s done take them home and give them some opioids. You were constantly getting gallstones and needed…

a man puts his head on the table as he wonders is your job feeding your addiction

Is Your Job Feeding Your Addiction?

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published a report in 2015 based on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). NSDUH defines illicit drugs as marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, or prescription-type drugs used non-medically. Heavy alcohol use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same…