A Slippery Slope: Prescription Painkillers to Heroin

Concerns about so-called “gateway drugs” – substances that, for a variety of reasons, may make it easier or more likely for an individual to progress from the use of one substance to a more addictive or deadly one – abound … Continue reading

Room and Board Announcement

At BTG, we are aware of the growing “treatment gap” in America as well as the number of clients struggling to get into a quality treatment program; the primary obstacles being insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket costs. In working to tackle … Continue reading

‘Bridging the Gap’ in Treatment: Our Cost-Effective, Non-residential Programs

The reality and practical implications of the substance abuse “treatment gap” in America have received a great deal of attention in recent years. Rightly so. When a 2009 study by SAMSHA on the state of drug abuse and treatment in … Continue reading

What are Amino Acids?

What are amino acids? Amino acids are the building blocks for neurotransmitters like Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin and Endorphins, which are closely tied to addictive behavior. With the use of various amino acids, brain chemistry can be adjusted to help normalize … Continue reading

New Poll Discovers That 90% of Americans Are Concerned About Powdered Alcohol

New poll suggests that Americans are not supporting of Powdered Alcohol, or “Palcohol,” a recently new version of Alcohol that is available online and in stores. Some states have already begun to ban the sale of “Palcohol,” but the online … Continue reading

Many Faces of Addiction – Community Forum

Sept. 22 Forum Addresses Addiction, Recovery, Hope Winchester, Va., September 18, 2015 – The community is invited to attend a free program — The Many Faces of Addiction: A Community Conversation – on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at … Continue reading

Cost of Treatment vs. Cost of Addiction

Many people say that treatment for addiction is inaccessible or too expensive. Well what is the cost of addiction? What do tax payers contribute to keep someone in jail? How do we address the 600 billion dollar check our Nation … Continue reading

Recent Poll Reveals Powdered Alcohol Concerns Amongst 90% of Americans

Concerns regarding Powdered Alcohol, or “Palcohol,” continue to rise as it is readily available online. Many states have already banned the powdered version of alcohol and a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health … Continue reading

Lawmakers Concerned About Palcohol

Powdered Alcohol, or “Palcohol,” was came on the market in 2014 and controversy has followed it ever since. Discussions around the potential for overdoses, risks of snorting alcohol, and teen use have been common place since its introduction. ABC13 investigates … Continue reading

Overdoses From Spice Products Continue

Throughout the country Synthetic Marijuana, also known as Spice, overdoses have been on the rise. My Fox DC reports on 4 more overdoses that have taken place right in the Maryland area. Read more about these overdoses at the link … Continue reading