Alcoholism is one of the costliest epidemics in our country, and in more ways than one. The disease takes a stunning emotional, psychological, physical, and economic toll on individuals, families, and even entire communities throughout society. Though many so-called treatments for this chronic disease of the brain exist, few have proven to be effective for the majority of suffers. To make matters worse, treatment for alcoholism has gone virtually untouched since 1935!
.The past decade has seen a staggering rise in opiate abuse in communities across the nation, making it without a doubt, one of the deadliest and most devastating disease epidemics in America today. This human catastrophe has reached such heights because of a myriad of reasons, including: reckless regulatory oversight, questionable prescription practices by the medical community, and the overproduction of tremendously addictive drugs by the nation’s major profit-driven pharmaceutical companies.