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Alcohol Awareness Month: Recognizing the Alcohol-Free Weekend

April 2016 will mark the 30th Annual National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) observance of Alcohol Awareness Month, which is acknowledged throughout the month of April. To initiate this month of awareness, April 1 through 3 is announced to be the Alcohol-Free Weekend, an integral part of the Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol Awareness […]


Pregnancy and substance use don’t mix

Substance abuse isn’t healthy for anyone. Using drugs and alcohol brings a catalogue of health risks. There’s a considerable danger of physical injury while under the influence, and drug-seeking behavior can be genuinely hazardous. None of these are healthy for a pregnant person. They’re all unhealthy for the baby, too. During pregnancy, the developing fetus […]


Obama pledges funds for heroin and prescription opioid addiction treatment

Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, President Obama proposed over $1 billion in funding to “help every American with an opioid use disorder who wants treatment get the help they need.” Eight administration actions In conjunction with the summit, the Obama administration will roll out the following eight measures […]


Three things are the secret to real happiness
Posted in Emotion, Recovery

And only one begins with an “S” (and it’s not that). In theory, these secrets seem obtainable enough; in reality, they’re frustratingly elusive. A study on happiness Robert Waldinger, the man holding the secrets, is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. His findings stem the data collected over 75 years from two […]


Nanomedicine part 1: New drug delivery systems
Posted in Advocacy

A nanometer is one billionth of a meter, which is pretty small — so small that particles that are nanometers in size cannot even be seen with a regular microscope. Nanoparticles are of a size range of molecules found within living cells. Nanomedicines are particulate drug delivery systems that are able to penetrate cells that […]


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