evidence of the current opioid crisis

Opioid Crisis

Opioids are a category of drugs that act on the body’s opioid receptors to cause a euphoric effect. Doctors prescribe these drugs for pain relief, which is effective when used according to the prescription. However, these drugs lead to addiction when people misuse them. The number of people becoming addicted to these drugs has led…

setting boundaries with a loved one who has addiction

How to Set Appropriate Boundaries with Loved Ones Struggling With Addiction

If you’re at all knowledgeable about addiction (such as if you know it’s officially called substance use disorder), you likely know about sober family members being called codependent, and the need to set boundaries with a person drinking to excess or taking drugs. Otherwise, you’re “enabling,” not helping, which is not healthy for you, either.…