January 3, 2019

The Fentanyl Crisis and What You Need to Know

What is Fentanyl? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine, but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a schedule II prescription drug, and it is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, for side effects surrounding aggressive cancer […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Medical, Substance Abuse, Synthetic
September 26, 2018

Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addiction

What is a Co-Occuring disorder? The coexistence of both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse use disorder is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health and addiction can be referred to as having a co-occuring disorder. The combinations can be seemingly endless, and can even include more than one […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, ADHD, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment, Heroin, Marijuana, Mental Health, PTSD
August 3, 2018

Stages of Change

What are the Stages of Change? At the University of Rhode Island, two researchers named Prochaska and DiClemente deciphered that there are 6 stages individuals go through and experience while seeking addiction, going through recovery and ultimately maintaining sobriety. These stages became a model known as “The Stages of Change”, which we base our individualized […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Behavioral Addictions, Cocaine, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Methamphetamines, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
September 30, 2014

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy Friends of mine who are mothers and addicts in recovery say that one of the most horrifying experiences of their lives was using during pregnancy. They knew what they were doing might hurt their unborn children, but they could not stop. Addicts are who and what they […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Cocaine, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Marijuana, Medical, Painkiller, Parenting, Smoking, Weed, Women
September 8, 2014

September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, substance abuse prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. The national September observance of Recovery Month has evolved since its original conception in 1989. The purpose is to highlight individuals who have reclaimed […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, ADHD, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Cocaine, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Heroin, lsd, Marijuana, Medical, Meditation, Painkiller, Parenting, Substance Abuse
August 27, 2014

Ineffectiveness of Brief Intervention for Drug Use

Ineffectiveness of Brief Intervention for Drug Use There is little question that brief interventions, consisting of 1 or 2 sessions, for reducing drug use have little to no impact on using behavior. Two recent studies illustrate the futility of brief interventions in reducing illicit drug use or prescription drug misuse, known collectively as “problem drug […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Cocaine, Current Events, Depression, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Heroin, lsd, Marijuana, Mental Health, Methadone, Painkiller, Smoking, Substance Abuse, Synthetic, Weed
August 20, 2014

Improve Addiction Recovery with Mindfulness

Improve Addiction Recovery with Mindfulness Addiction has generally been characterized as a chronic relapsing condition, causing physical or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, such as alcohol, or compulsive involvement in an activity, such as gambling. Current research data suggests that the lack of mindfulness may reinforce addictive behavior and furthermore, teaching mindfulness skills or […]

Abuse, Alcohol, Behavioral Addictions, Cocaine, Depression Treatment, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Heroin, Marijuana, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Weed
August 7, 2014

Tragic Reality of Substance Abuse in South Africa

Tragic Reality of Substance Abuse in South Africa South Africa, a giant in the global drug trade, is at breaking point with the number of child addicts reaching an all-time high. Research has found that substance abuse in South Africa is double that of the global average and ranked in the top 10 countries concerning […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Cocaine, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Homeless, Substance Abuse, Teenagers
July 21, 2014

Heroin Increases in Popularity

Heroin Increases in Popularity The popularity of heroin is rising in many areas of America that have not previously been the focus of or associated with the illegal narcotic drug. In the latest surveys, heroin abusers are likely to be suburban dwellers, white, with an average age in their late 20s; compared to a fifty […]

Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Methadone, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
June 23, 2014

Taking Prescription Pills While Avoiding Addiction

Taking Prescription Pills While Avoiding Addiction When prescription medications are used in any way other than as prescribed, they are being misused and abused. The consequences of this abuse have been steadily worsening, reflected in increased treatment admissions, emergency room visits, and overdose deaths related to opioid painkillers. Abuse can happen when patients self-medicate by […]

Abuse, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Heroin, Substance Abuse
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