October 21, 2021
Warning Signs a Loved One May Have an Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorder (SUD) is the term used in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to covers the mental […]
October 19, 2021
What is “End-stage Alcoholism?”
“End-stage alcoholism” is an outdated though still widely-used term used to describe advanced alcohol use disorder (AUD). While still used among laypeople and some medical professionals, […]
October 14, 2021
Anxiety & Co-Occurring Substance Abuse
Anxiety & Co-Occurring Substance Abuse One in 13 people around the world experience an anxiety disorder but only a third seek treatment.1 According to a 2021 […]
October 5, 2021
Understanding Boston’s Crystal Meth Surge
In recent years, New England started seeing a rise in methamphetamine use, especially of a variety called crystal meth.1 This powerful stimulant drug is very different […]
October 1, 2021
Fentanyl Test Strips: Preventing an Overdose
Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid that is commonly used as a cutting agent in illicit street drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and MDMA. In 2019, […]
September 28, 2021
Why Workaholism May Be a Red Flag for SUD
Few things are as American as the idea that work is a virtue. Unfortunately, the line between virtue and pathological behavior can sometimes be blurred. Though […]
September 9, 2021
Can You Actually Be Hooked on Steroids?
Anabolic-androgenic steroids are generally considered to be habit-forming drugs, though not in same the way as other widely misused substances.1 Unlike most other drugs associated with […]
September 7, 2021
How SUD and Suicide are Connected
The link between substance use disorder (SUD) and suicide is one of the few widely-held ideas about SUD that is supported by data. As September is […]
August 19, 2021
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Facts and Misconceptions About Synthetic Cannabinoids
In the past few decades, a bewildering array of synthetic substances have started to become available on the market. Among these hundreds of different substances, synthetic […]