The “Jazz Priest” legacy lives on through the Straight and Narrow Gospel Choir

Story by Dr. Sam Pirozzi Straight and Narrow Inc., is one of the oldest and largest inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facilities in New Jersey. Straight & Narrow is a Catholic Charities agency headquartered in Paterson, N.J.  The agency has a staff of 300 and provides services for approximately 1,000 individuals a day. Since its inception in 1954.Straight & Narrow, Inc. has developed treatment and prevention … Continue reading The “Jazz Priest” legacy lives on through the Straight and Narrow Gospel Choir

The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction

  This NY Times article from last fall outlines how a young person’s temperament and personality traits can drive their risk for later drug use. It’s a great read and the following is our own Darryl Inaba’s take on the story: “I’ve seen this NY Times article and noted that it mirrors many other studies attributing traits generally by about the age of 10-12 when … Continue reading The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction

Called From Darkness – Mexican Black Spider

The people in Northern New Mexico are experiencing a steep increase in the number of fatal overdoses from heroin. Pedro Herrera, a community organizer, is working through rehabilitation centers and suffering families to raise the level of awareness and involvement to provide more addiction services and grief counseling to families. Continue reading Called From Darkness – Mexican Black Spider

Ask Dr. Dope – Is it possible to use heroin recreationally?

Bruce asks: Is it possible to use heroin recreationally? Hi Bruce, The short answer to your question is yes but it comes with a whole bunch of caveats. The  1980 Am. Psychiatric Association estimated that only 23% of American heroin uses would meet diagnostic criteria for heroin use disorder meaning that most users would be either experimental or social/recreational users of heroin on any given day. … Continue reading Ask Dr. Dope – Is it possible to use heroin recreationally?

Addiction Is a Family Disease

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids recently published a story on their web site by David Sheff; New York Times best selling author and father to son suffering from the disease of addiction. Follow the link below to read the story, then let us know what you think. When My Son Became Addicted, I Thought It Was His Problem. But Addiction Is a Family Disease. – Partnership … Continue reading Addiction Is a Family Disease

One Pharmacologist On The Dangers Of Combining Different Drugs – NPR’s “Here & Now” radio program talks to Darryl Inaba

Jeremy Hobson of NPR’s radio program “Here & Now” hears more about the risks of combining different drugs from our own Darryl Inaba. Take a listen here Or copy and past this URL: http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/06/20/dangers-combining-drugs     Continue reading One Pharmacologist On The Dangers Of Combining Different Drugs – NPR’s “Here & Now” radio program talks to Darryl Inaba

The Many Roads to Long-Term Recovery

  During my forty years as a professional in the field of addiction treatment I have spoken to hundreds of men and women in recovery, always curious, what made the difference between their continued use or choice to take the path to recovery. For each individual there are unique factors but several common themes continued to surface; these themes appears to be, experienced in different … Continue reading The Many Roads to Long-Term Recovery