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Dependence on Prescription Medication and Addiction

There is a small difference between dependence on prescription medication and addiction. When using prescription medication, it is very common for the user to build up a tolerance. To achieve the same result the same medication will either be needed in a higher dose or taken more regularly. Most likely, people just take more. Drug dependence occurs when someone relies...[ read more ]

Mental Health Patients

When you know someone is going through a difficult time, it can be a sensitive issue to approach. What is the best way to support someone if you believe they may be dealing with difficulties with their mental health? If you are already aware that there is something wrong and that someone you know is struggling it is important to...[ read more ]

Choosing the Best Rehab

Choosing the right treatment center for a loved one or yourself can be stressful and may seem like a daunting task. There are many types of treatment centers as well as price ranges. The first thing to consider is the specific needs of the individual. Cost is an important aspect to consider. How will insurance factor into the out-of-pocket expenses?...[ read more ]

Professional Help for Families struggling with their Loved Ones Addictions

The addict is their own worst enemy, yet they lash out at everyone else especially their family. Addicts tend to lie, cheat and steal. As a result, their family members will fight and argue. The situation becomes intolerable. The family has become dysfunctional, how can they begin to heal? When one person is sick the whole system suffers. The family...[ read more ]

Trauma, Gateway Drug to Addiction

Many people consider trauma to be the gateway drug to various addictions. Although it is not guaranteed that someone who has experienced trauma in their lifetime will wind up becoming an addict, it is fairly common. The reason being that trauma can activate survival tactics that lead to addiction. Trauma, especially childhood trauma can influence someone’s entire personality.  Substances can...[ read more ]

Delusional episodes, using Methamphetamine

Not to mention the different health risks, users of Methamphetamine tend to have many different traits such as visibly faster speech, poor hygiene or tooth decay. However, there are also many more health risks associated with the use of this drug. Since it typically creates a sense of euphoria and tends to create many sleepless nights, methamphetamine can cause hallucinations,...[ read more ]

The Power of Human Connection

The pandemic and shelter-in-place order brought uncertainty about the future, but it also helped shine a laser focus on what is most important in life. Covid-19 created not only job loss, but also a lot of fear of other people and health in general. Different strains of the virus continue to be on the rise. On one hand, what it...[ read more ]

Healing Families from the Cycle of Addiction

The addict is their own worst enemy, yet they lash out at everyone else especially their family. Addicts tend to lie, cheat and steal. As a result, their family members will fight and argue. The situation becomes intolerable. The family has become dysfunctional, how can they begin to heal? When one person is sick the whole system suffers. The family...[ read more ]

Parenting Adult Children in Recovery

I personally haven’t had the experience to parent an adult child in recovery, but I know many people who have including my own parents. I decided to ask my mother her opinion on what it was like having a child in active addiction, as well as an adult child in recovery. My mom said the most important thing for her...[ read more ]

Self Medicating during Covid-19

During the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world shut down causing a lot of people to be out of work and sheltering in place. People who are in recovery from substance use disorders were highly affected. In-Person meetings were paused for over a year in some places, and while Zoom meetings were available, what was missing was face to...[ read more ]



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