Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

While many remember him from his role on Friends, Matthew Perry is another one of the several celebrities who battled addiction, and luckily, he came out on top. In an issue of People magazine, Perry opened up in a big way, admitting to his struggles...

Two recent studies offer both good news and bad news when it comes to drug addiction. The good news? Abuse of opiate-based painkillers such as morphine and Oxycodone peaked in 2010 and 2011, according to a database analysis, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. According...

When someone suffering with addiction first goes into treatment, the focus from day one is figuring out how to not only help them recover, but also how to help them transition back into the real world. For many the transition back home can be a...

Substance abuse in the United States is a battle that affects everyone, addict or not. From the economic costs to the addict themselves, to the emotional toll it takes on those around them. Addiction is a disease that needs to be controlled one way or...

By creating an interactive chart that allows users to take a real time look at both legal and illegal drug use, Substance.com uses federal data averages to determine how many people are currently using in the United States, today. On the chart, those who visit...

Alcoholism is a horrible disease regardless of who is battling it, whether it's a man or a woman, adult or teen, it's a serious condition that takes a serious toll on those with the condition as well as their loved ones. However, there is a difference when you look at alcoholism in men and in women - while both are equally serious, there are some shocking statistics that show the increase with alcoholism in women.
Recent studies show that teen drug and alcohol abuse is falling, while rates of prescription drug abuse  remain the same. This concerning trend could possibly be connected to myths in the community about the realities of prescription drug abuse.
While supervised treatment is the safest, most effective detox method, it is also important for people at all steps of recovery to practice good lifestyle choices. Keeping one's whole state of health is mind when in recovery can be a powerful addition to any program.