Scale of Addiction: A Drug by Drug Comparison

In most ways the “addictiveness” of a substance is highly subjective to the user. There’s no clear answer to the questions which drugs are more addictive than others.  The subject of addiction in general is frequently unclear with room for…

Jeanette Ballien: The OD Movement

Jeanette Ballien: Emily’s Story Pt. II

Jeanette Ballien joins us in this episode to share her story of strength, perseverance, and hope in dealing with her daughter's heroin addiction. In case you missed part one of this series, where I talk Jeanette's daughter Emily, it is…

What's Rehab Like

What’s it like to be in Rehab?

Most people have no idea what to expect, I didn’t, when entering rehab the first time.  In short it’s summer camp. I attended Brighton Center for Recovery, the very same program as Marshall Mathers in July, 2014.

The Spectrum of Drug Use

The Spectrum of Drug Use

What do you think are the differences between drug use, chemical dependency, and addiction?  Are there differences? What’s your opinion? My take is this: there are significant differences between the three and, when viewed as a whole, they make up the spectrum of drug use.