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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]