Group Activity Helps Women in Their Personal Recovery Journeys

Clients at the Women’s Residential Program at the Murray Unit in Citra, Florida participate in a group activity that helps clients discover their own roads to recovery.

Phoenix House Florida Helps Curb Prescription Drug Addiction

Florida has made strides in the battle against opioid and prescription drug abuse throughout the state.

Why I’m Rooting for Erik Ainge

Last week, Jets backup quarterback Erik Ainge recounted his struggles with addiction in a candid ESPN interview. Although he’s not sure about his future in football, he knows that his top priority is to maintain his sobriety, which is exactly where

DJ AM: Why He Went Too Far

When I learned about the death of DJ AM—the celebrity spinner who struggled with addiction, but stayed sober for over 11 years—I felt the tragedy at the gut level. I have been in the substance abuse field for over 20 years, first as a treatment provider and then as a researcher. But it is through…

Coming Clean About “The Cleaner”

Back for a second season is A&E’s hit series “The Cleaner,” with Benjamin Bratt starring as an “extreme interventionist,” a character based on the life of the show’s co-executive producer Warren Boyd. What’s encouraging about “The Cleaner” is the exposure the series gives to drug misuse and the nature of addictive behavior. With more than…