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Author: Bethany Winkel

How to Manage Depression without Turning to Drugs or Alcohol

Jan 21, 2018
Mental health disorders and substance abuse often go hand in hand, but many people don’t realize just how closely related these conditions are. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association...

A Memory-Erasing Medication to Fight Addiction?

Jan 12, 2018
Researchers are working on a new drug that they believe will help erase an addict’s memory in order to help them recover from drug addiction. The drug, which is being...

How Can I Help My Loved One?

Jan 9, 2018
Many people live for weeks, months, or even years with an addicted loved one. Over this period of time, both the addict and their loved ones will suffer from the...

How Do You Know if You Have a Problem with Alcohol?

Dec 18, 2017
Many people use and abuse alcohol, but do not believe they have a real problem with it. Alcoholism is a disease that starts out with alcohol abuse, and before long,...

What are the most Effective Ways to Handle the Heroin Addiction Epidemic?

Dec 13, 2017
By now we’ve all heard that heroin abuse and addiction are still on the rise, leading to shockingly high numbers of overdoses. According to the CDC, between 2002 and 2013,...

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Sep 27, 2015
New Jersey hosted another successful drug disposal day this weekend. In partnership with the DEA, this was the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back day. Prescription drug abuse currently affects millions...

New Jersey Celebrates Work of Addiction Treatment and Prevention

Sep 23, 2015
This week marks the one-year anniversary of New Jersey’s Facing Drug Addiction Task Force. The task force was created under Governor Christie to address drug addiction through treatment and prevention....

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Sep 21, 2015
Did you know that September is Suicide Prevention Month? With all of the great causes out there, this one sometimes gets overlooked, but we need to all do what we...

Presidential Candidates Speak Out on Decriminalization of Drug Crimes

Sep 18, 2015
At this week’s GOP debate, presidential candidate Carly Fiorina became yet another hopeful to speak out on the issue of addiction treatment over jail time. Fiorina revealed that her stepdaughter,...

Facebook Post Shows the Hard Truth about Heroin Addiction

Sep 16, 2015
A Cincinnati woman put a picture on her Facebook page of herself and her two children standing in front of their dad’s open casket. Her message: heroin is dangerous. The...
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