There is a clear distinction between addiction and dependence that’s not often well-known. Here, we help to identify the difference between the two.
With the opioid crisis sweeping the country, it’s vital we as a society find a non-addictive alternative for pain management.
Do you struggle with a substance abuse disorder and mental illness? With a dual diagnosis, you can receive the proper treatment.
Nobody plans on developing a substance abuse disorder. These things gradually happen over a period of time. Throughout this article, we look into five signs that you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.
Drug and alcohol addiction happens in five different stages. This blog seeks out those stages and the corresponding path to recovery.
Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse . Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to
A substance abuse disorder is when a person uses drugs and/or alcohol to a point where it leads to major health problems or complications with his/her responsibility, such as work, school, or home. As the recent opioid epidemic tells us, substance abuse is a common mental illness within the United States. One of the biggest reasons
Post-traumatic stress disorder (better known as PTSD) is a mental disorder which is precipitated by a distressing event. The victim either experiences the event or witnesses it firsthand. It’s common for people who experience a traumatic event to then go through a short period of adjustment and coping. However, the majority of these people will
College is considered one of the most vital periods of your life. Not only are you pushing to settle yourself into a career, but you’re making that important transition from adolescent to adult. The work involved can make your head spin with stress. Though you may feel alone in that pressure, it’s common for students to
It’s been about twelve hours now. There’s been a headache perpetuating my conscious. Chills sweating all throughout my body. And a very lonely feeling of disillusionment. I sat there, in the white room, trying to forget what was happening. Twelve hours seems like nothing when you think about the five years it’s been since. Five