About Michael Rass

Michael Rass has written 54 articles so far, you can find them below.

North Texas Mother Helps Students in Recovery After Losing Son To Heroin

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 11, 2018 By Michael Rass Angie Rogers lost her son to heroin in November 2015. The North Texas mother lived through a nightmare all too familiar to many other parents around the nation. Brandon Rogers, whom many people called “Bubba,” wentto Plano East Senior

Alcoholism In America: The Overlooked Epidemic

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 8, 2018 Alcoholism Rate In America: The Overlooked Epidemic By Michael Rass The United States has a long history of struggling with problem drinking. “Every century, our drinking pendulum—the radical change in our relationship to alcohol—swings,” writes Susan Cheever in Drinking in America. “In

When Your Boyfriend is In Recovery Over The Holidays

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 25, 2017 When Your Boyfriend is In Recovery Over The Holidays By Michael Rass Amy met Danny in the summer of 2007 when they were both working as servers in South Florida. She soon found out that he was misusing drugs and alcohol. Danny

Navigating The Maze of Insurance Coverage For Addiction Treatment

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 21, 2017 Navigating The Maze of Insurance Coverage For Addiction Treatment   Navigating the maze of health insurance coverage can be a real challenge. For people with addiction or other behavioral health conditions, the process of getting treatment approved and paid for by health

The Role of Virtual Reality in Addiction Treatment

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 18, 2017 The Pioneers of Virtual Reality in Addiction Treatment By Michael Rass Researchers at the University of Houston are using virtual reality addiction treatment to explore innovative methods to combat substance use disorder. The Virtual Reality Clinical Research Lab at UH’s Graduate College

When Your Loved One Goes to Treatment During the Holidays

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 5, 2017 When Your Loved One Goes to Treatment During the Holidays By Michael Rass The holiday season can be stressful, especially if you have the disease of addiction. Karen and Paul are unable to spend the holidays together for the second year in

Why Willingness to Change Determines Success in Recovery

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 18, 2017 Why Willingness to Change Determines Success in Recovery By Michael Rass Overcoming addiction to drugs and alcohol requires very dramatic changes in the lifestyle of the addicted person. These changes are not easy to achieve. Addiction is the compulsive continuation of substance

How To Deal With A Drug Addict Son: A Parent’s Story of Patience and Strength

How To Deal With A Drug Addict Son: A Parent’s Story of Patience and Strength Addiction is a family disease. It not only affects the person misusing drugs and alcohol but also has a devastating impact on the loved ones of the addicted person. As a parent, knowing how to deal with a drug addict

Why Traveling to North Florida for Addiction Treatment Might be Best for You

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 7, 2017 Why Traveling to North Florida for Addiction Treatment Might be Best for You By Michael Rass “The United States has a serious substance misuse problem,” former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wrote in his comprehensive 2016 report on addiction. The addiction epidemic has

How Marriage Can Survive Addiction

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 2, 2017 Addiction has destroyed many relationships, specifically marriage and love relationships. When you are married to someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, your entire life is turned upside down. The lying, manipulating, stealing, and cheating by the addicted person all too