An actor has his face painted by a makeup artist on the set of Hide Your Crazy
Alex Kaplan

A new horror film explores how the hardest person to learn to love is sometimes yourself.

what is fentanyl

National Fentanyl Awareness Day is a day of action to raise public awareness about an urgent problem: people dying at alarming rates due to illegally made fentanyl (FEN-ta-nyl), a dangerous synthetic opioid.

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Jennifer Collins

We survive because we must, whether it is for our children who are living, to honor our loved ones in some unique way, or because there is no other choice.

An old family photo of a young Emilia and her dad cuddling happily
Emilia Wilburn

My father has severe mental illness and a substance use disorder. People assume I resent him for it. They couldn't be more wrong.

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The steps work. They really do. How we apply them might be different. 

The author shows off a small, round, pink-purple chip she earned in AA
Kristin Gourlay

At first glance, I doubted I’d have much in common with anyone at the AA meeting in a two-room clubhouse. But I pulled up a chair at one of the long folding tables and tried

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Karen Anginoli

You think you are the only one with these thoughts and problems, but others have the same thoughts. Going to meetings, and listening, will help.

Smiling Woman

Meetings can be an invaluable resource for people in recovery. Find out what they're like from people who've been there.

Medications in a blister pack

There are several effective medications that can ease symptoms and help enable long-term recovery. Why aren't they more well known?

A young woman with short dark hair leans her fist on her chin and looks out a high-rise window

This Alcohol Awareness Month, find out if it's time to seek help.

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This Alcohol Awareness Month, learn about alcohol's impact on our bodies and communities.

A child's stuffed bunny sits in a surgery room

Recent innovations such as long-acting non-opioid numbing medications have become available for patients ages six and older that can help reduce, or in some cases, eliminate the need to take opioids following surgery.

Toni Mayes, smiling seated on a stool outdoors

Toni spoke with us about meeting her clients where they are, the long-term journey of recovery, and the success stories that make all the hard work worth it.

A person wearing a face mask, looking down with their head in their hand

When COVID-19 first became a national emergency, many predicted that the situation could have a serious impact on Americans dealing with addiction. They were right.

Dr Roy outside a New York vaccination clinic, wearing scrubs and white coat

Dr. Roy took the time to talk to us about harm reduction, the effectiveness of addiction medications, and the inspiring resilience she sees in her patients.

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

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