Latest

The Relevance of Twelve-Step Recovery in 21st Century Addiction Medicine

ASAM defines addiction as a “primary, chronic disease of [the] brain … [with] characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations.” It isn’t just a social or criminal justice problem—it’s a medical and public health problem. Medical diagnosis and treatment are appropriate responses to addiction; ASAM’s … Continue readingThe Relevance of Twelve-Step Recovery in 21st Century Addiction Medicine

Embracing change

For many of years I was stuck in a routine of active addiction. Feeling stuck and knowing I needed to change. Knowing my way was not working. I stumbled into the rooms of recovery broken. Remember asking people what all do I need to change? … Continue readingEmbracing change

Crossing the line

I never thought I would become an alcoholic and addict. It was not part of my plans. However, it turned out to be that way. Today, I’m fortunate enough to say I’m grateful in my recovery. I have found that, lately, people have asked if … Continue readingCrossing the line

WQED, additional state public broadcasters, address opioid crisis

In recognition of the public crisis the opioid and heroin epidemic represents, WQED Multimedia is joining six Pennsylvania public broadcasting affiliates at 9 p.m. March 29 to air programs providing information and resources. All seven stations will air “Broken: Women • Families • Opioids,” a … Continue readingWQED, additional state public broadcasters, address opioid crisis

Grandparents caring for grandchildren as parents battle addiction | Drugs Overdoses Addiction | observer-reporter.com

At a time when they thought they would be spending their retirement traveling or pursuing hobbies, a growing number of grandparents find themselves instead raising grandchildren, a consequence of the opioid epidemic. Across America, about 2.7 million grandparents have been thrown into the role of … Continue readingGrandparents caring for grandchildren as parents battle addiction | Drugs Overdoses Addiction | observer-reporter.com