About Michael Rass

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

Enabling Behavior and Codependency in Addiction

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 27, 2017 Enabling Behaviors, Codependency, and Addiction By Michael Rass Most family members and romantic partners realize in good time how much addiction has changed their loved one. What many don’t realize is how much it can change their own behavior in unhealthy ways.

How To Feel Good Without Drugs and Alcohol

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 24, 2017 How to Feel Good Without Drugs and Alcohol By Michael Rass Many people who develop a substance use disorder started taking drugs or drinking alcohol to deal with difficult emotional states or simply to feel better. They unwittingly engage neural structures in

Is Addiction a Disease?

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 11, 2017 Most medical and addiction professionals now hold that addiction is a brain disease. In an influential article published 20 years ago, “Drug Addiction is a Brain Disease and it Matters,” Alan Leshner, then director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, proclaimed

What is the Heroin Triangle? A Georgia Epidemic

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 29, 2017 What is the Heroin Triangle? In January, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal referred to the drug overdose crisis in his state as “an ongoing epidemic that ravages the hearts and minds of not only individuals but also the communities that they touch.”  

New Illinois Survey Shows Many Directly Touched by Opioid Epidemic

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 25, 2017 A new poll from the National Safety Council (NSC) shows one in three Illinois residents has been directly touched by the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation. Illinoisans may have personally known someone who has become addicted to opioids, known someone who overdosed

Fighting Stigma and the Opioid Epidemic in Western Pennsylvania

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 13, 2017 More than 4,600 people died of drug overdoses in Pennsylvania last year, a 37 percent increase from 2015 according to a recent report published by the Philadelphia field division of the US Drug Enforcement Administration and the University of Pittsburgh. Heroin has

Playwrights Battle the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 12, 2017 More than 4,100 Ohioans died from accidental drug overdoses in 2016, a 36 percent increase from the year before. On average, eleven Ohioans died each day in 2016 from heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or other drugs. The crisis is apparently continuing to escalate.

Ohio’s High-Tech Opioid Technology Challenge

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 8, 2017 Photo: Lisa Chamberlain / CC BY-SA 2.0 Ohio has one of the worst addiction problems in the nation. The state has even been called the “face” of the opioid epidemic. Opioid overdose deaths in Ohio increased by an alarming 29 percent in

The War Against Opioid Addiction in Arizona

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 7, 2017 The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) released its latest data on opioid overdoses in June. The 2016 Arizona Opioid Report showed the highest number of deaths in the state in ten years. In 2016, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses. The

Why Millennials Drive the Current Addiction Crisis

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 25, 2017 Millennials are often polemically portrayed as being obsessed with technology and themselves. Born between the early 1980s and the first few years of the new millennium, they are frequently derided as immature and narcissistic. While this may be largely based on the