Mental Health

Do Mental Health Issues Cause Addiction?

There has always been a very strong link between mental health and addiction. Up until recently, when an individual presented symptoms of a mental health condition and of a substance abuse disorder, the two were treated separately in specialized facilities. Mental health issues were addressed […]

Top 10 Reasons to Quit Opiates

Opiates are drugs that work with opioid receptors in the brain to produce calming effects on the central nervous system. There are numerous types of opiates, ranging from prescription painkillers like fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone to illiciate opiates like heroin. Opiates are abused by […]

How to Follow Through on a Resolution to Stay Sober

The New Year has officially begun, and seeing as it’s still very early in the year, people are probably quickly and seriously striding towards self-betterment. The resolution lists have been created, and we’ve all shifted into high gear. We’re working out, eating healthier, drinking more […]

6 NEW YEAR’S RECOVERY RESOLUTIONS YOU’LL STICK TO

The end of the year always has a way of making you feel introspective. The New Year is a benchmark and a new beginning, and people can’t help but reflect.

Now is as good a time as any to take stock of your life and well-being. […]

Understanding Trauma and PTSD

It’s very common for people to have flashbacks, nightmares or upsetting memories after undergoing a traumatic event. However, some of them are unable to make a full recovery from their experience, leading to post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

PTSD is a serious and […]

The Importance of Family Support During Recovery

People struggling to break free of the disease of addiction often feel as if they are facing their challenges alone. However, substance abuse – and recovery – affect friends and families just as much as the individual who has decided to seek treatment. That’s why […]

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder

According to the Eating Disorders Coalition, 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. Despite the prevalence of these conditions, however, it can sometimes be difficult to detect when someone is struggling with an eating disorder. That’s […]

3 Ways to Support a Loved One in Addiction Recovery

When your family member or close friend decides to enter an addiction recovery program, it can be a challenging and emotional time. Many friends and family members of people who are facing addiction issues fall into negative self-talk, feeling guilty and dwelling on what they […]

Physical and Mental Health Conditions Associated with Opioid Addiction

By now, we’ve all heard that there is a serious opioid addiction crisis in America. But what if the crisis is in your own home? The thing about painkiller addiction is that it can happen to anyone, and it may begin innocently enough with a […]

HOW DOES PARENTAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE AFFECT CHILDREN?

As children, we look to our parents and caregivers for unconditional support from the time we are infants through adulthood. But some parents can’t provide that support because they’re dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction.

In fact, it’s estimated that 25% of […]

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