Hand in Glove

Hand in Glove

Sobering News spotlights current events regarding substance use disorder, treatment, and recovery. Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate. Many roads lead to its bitter destination. Sammy Stewart, former pitcher for the 1983 World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles,...
The Truth Will Make You Free

The Truth Will Make You Free

Sobering News spotlights current events regarding substance use disorder, treatment, and recovery. “All politics is local,” former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill famously said. The truism also applies to epidemics. In one way or another, the...
The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

“Half your heart is gone and can never be whole again.” So wrote one grieving mother, Sue Kruczek, about the loss of her beloved 20-year-old son, Nick, to a heroin overdose. By then, in early 2017, Nick had been gone for four years. “Losing a child to addiction...
Happy Renewal Year!

Happy Renewal Year!

A vintage illustration of the holiday season’s end depicts a wizened old man alongside a diapered baby. These are classic representations of the year almost gone and the new year aborning: Out with the old, in with the new. Painful memories can make the holidays a...

Forest of Hope Event in Baltimore County

As you may or may not know, September is National Recovery Month. There are local events all over the country celebrating recovery from addiction and raising awareness about the disease, to reduce the stigma. This Saturday, September 16, the Nikki Perlow Foundation...

Alcoholism Treatment is NOT One Size Fits All

One of the founding concepts of Serenity Acres is that addiction or alcoholism is a complicated disease. Every patient is different, with individual needs and histories, and treatment for these diseases cannot be approached under a “one size fits all” mentality. Now,...

Surgeon General to Speak in Harford County

Harford County, MD and Addiction Connections Resource, Inc. have teamed up to host an event that will allow community members to learn more about opioid addiction from one of the world’s leading experts. On Thursday, September 14, the former US surgeon general, Dr....

Hepatitis C Infections on the Rise

We all know the risk of overdose that puts the lives of opioid users in danger. But a different threat has emerged from the opioid epidemic that is equally as dangerous. Hepatitis C Risk Increases Injection drug users are contracting Hepatitis C at a rapid rate,...

Possible Vaccine for Opioid Addiction in Development

While local, state, and federal officials are rapidly scrambling to find solutions to the opioid epidemic, science is working equally as hard. Much of the root of addiction lies in biology. Drugs, after all, affect the brain first and foremost. Those of us in recovery...