Phoenix House Florida Helps Curb Prescription Drug Addiction

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

Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic Introduces a New Crisis Program

Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic have a new program at The Next Step–short-term residential crisis beds for at-risk clients in Carroll County, Maryland.

Treating Addiction Cuts Health Care Costs: Let’s Put Our Money Where The Savings Are

The national debate on health care reform has overlooked an area of vast potential savings—the treatment of substance abuse. Untreated or under-treated substance abusers are world-class consumers of health care dollars; they are repeat customers, who crowd emergency rooms and overwhelm clinics. A recent study by CASA, Columbia University’s National Center on Addiction and Substance…

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…

The Silent Crisis

While the new Obama Administration has been focused – rightfully – on the financial crisis and the impact this is having on the average American, another crisis has been simmering, beneath the radar. This crisis deserves equal attention because of its devastating impact on individuals, families, and communities. And because it is growing – in…