Over the past several decades, scientists have been trying to figure out how drug addiction begins and what the effects of drugs are on different people—all with the goal of improving addiction treatment. While many people try drugs and alcohol, not everyone will become addicted. In fact, many factors can contribute to someone’s risk of.. read more →

While almost half of people addicted to drugs or alcohol are also diagnosed with a mental health disorder, only a small fragment will suffer from something as troublesome as schizoaffective disorder and addiction. Schizoaffective disorder can be defined by symptoms of schizophrenia—including hallucinations or delusions—and symptoms of a mood disorder, typically either depression or bipolar disorder... read more →

While many people might be called perfectionists, a smaller number of individuals suffer from a diagnosable disease that goes far beyond perfectionism. For people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), intruding thoughts and feelings, fears, or mental images cause them anxiety, which prompts them to perform repetitive rituals. These fears, feelings, or thoughts are called obsessions, and.. read more →

With approximately 40 million Americans impacted by the drug epidemic, one of the most critical issues the next President of the United States will face is how our country handles drug addiction. Across the aisle, Presidential candidates have spoken out about the devastating toll addiction has taken on communities. A handful of candidates have shared.. read more →

Ask anyone addicted to drugs or alcohol what their biggest fear is, and they’ll probably say going through withdrawal. No matter what drug you’re using, you’ll probably go through symptoms of drug withdrawal when you stop. Withdrawal symptoms of drugs are your body’s reaction to what it perceives as a lack—and which addicts try to.. read more →