One man’s journey from alcohol addiction to recovery

Peter Delbert lives in Camelot, but it’s not a fairytale. It’s a 45-bed in-patient substance use disorder rehabilitation center on Staten Island. He’s addicted to alcohol and has been in recovery twice — this time for 10 months. His drink of choice is vodka. “It became my new best friend. It became my family. It … Read more

An FDA proposal could make cigarettes less addictive

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the US While gains have been made to curb smoking rates nationwide, federal health officials are taking direct aim at cigarettes, with the goal of pushing allowable nicotine levels down to a non-addictive level. Will it make a difference? National Health Reporter Erin Billups … Read more

Nursing shortage impacts addiction recovery work

Mario Garcia had always been a social drinker, but when his father died, he said his drinking started spiraling. “After that, the alcoholism got worse and went on for a couple of years,” Garcia, 42, said. He lost his job, his wife and access to his kids, he said. That’s when he decided to make … Read more