Monthly Archives: April 2018

5 SUBSTANCE-FREE WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS & ANXIETY

Stress is inevitable. It might be something you deal with infrequently or seemingly all the time, but it’s how you respond to stress that can have a huge impact on your health and happiness. For example, self-medicating stress with drugs or alcohol is unhealthy and can lead to mental health issues and addiction. You’re much […]

5 SUBSTANCE-FREE WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS & ANXIETY2019-07-17T16:02:03+00:00

Opioid Deaths Related to Synthetic Heroin Are Climbing

While the number of opioid prescriptions and opioid overdose deaths has fallen, fatalities from heroin and black-market synthetic heroin and opioids are on the rise, according to research from the American Action Forum, a center-right think tank based in Washington, D.C.

After growing at a 14.3% annual rate between 1999 and 2010, the number […]

Opioid Deaths Related to Synthetic Heroin Are Climbing2019-02-21T17:26:05+00:00

6 PERSONALITY TRAITS COMMONLY LINKED TO ADDICTION

The term “addictive personality” is often used flippantly, and it implies that a person may be predisposed to substance use disorder based on their personality type. But it’s not that simple. There isn’t one single personality type that automatically indicates a potential for addiction. There are, however, a few distinct personality traits that are common […]

6 PERSONALITY TRAITS COMMONLY LINKED TO ADDICTION2019-07-17T16:02:11+00:00

DEPRESSION TREATMENT IMPROVES OPIOID RECOVERY OUTCOMES

A recent study suggests that depression is a side effect of chronic opioid use, and adequate treatment of depression improves recovery outcomes.

According to the study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, when patients adhered to a prescribed antidepressant and stopped using opioids, their depression symptoms subsided much more rapidly than patients […]

DEPRESSION TREATMENT IMPROVES OPIOID RECOVERY OUTCOMES2019-07-17T16:02:18+00:00
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