Bowl and capsules containing kratom.

The Truth About Kratom Use, Abuse, Addiction

The popularity of kratom in the United States has been on the rise for more than 20 years but picked up steam in the past decade. Those who advocate for its use often tout the drug as a safer alternative to prescription opioids such as oxycodone for uses like pain management – as well as an …

The Impact of Addiction on Families

By Michelle Hook, RN, MSN, Enterhealth Ranch Executive Director Addiction is a complex and progressive brain disease that slowly strips people of their physical, emotional and psychological well-being, and while the negative effects of substance abuse on users are fairly easy to understand, this understanding only highlights half the problem. We also need to recognize that the …

Amid Prescription Drug Crisis, Alcohol Remains Number One Offender

by Joshua M. Masino, PsyD, Director of Neuropsychological Services A Well-Publicized Epidemic September is Recovery Month, a time to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. You’ve most likely heard about the opioid epidemic in the United States, with overdoses reaching unprecedented levels, people turning to …