In: substance abuse

sexual abuse trauma and addiction
Unseen Scars: Sexual Abuse, Drug and Alcohol Addiction
February 22, 2018

Anyone who followed the horrific testimony of the more than 150 members of the United States Women’s Gymnastics Team is now…

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substance use disorder
Redefining Addiction: Substance Use Disorders vs. Substance Abuse and Dependence
December 13, 2016

It’s no secret that many people with substance use issues are confused as to how to label their problematic behavior: is…

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bipolar disorder and addiction
Bipolar Disorder & Addiction: A Dangerous Cycle
October 20, 2015

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that creates an irregular behavioral pattern involving severe mood shifts. Many people who have bipolar…

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Stop Digging Before Hitting Rock Bottom from Drug & Alcohol Addiction
August 30, 2013

There’s a certain accepted truth regarding those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction: they have to hit rock bottom before they…

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol
July 18, 2013

Most parents dread the day when they know they must sit down with their kids and have chats about uncomfortable adult…

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Vicodin Addiction: Vicodin Restrictions are on the Horizon
July 1, 2013

Vicodin is one of the most widely prescribed prescription drug painkillers in the country, with 131 million doses prescribed in 2011….

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Pill Mill Crackdowns Have Unwanted Side Effect
June 19, 2013

After a relative lull in heroin abuse during the first part of the new millennium, this notorious street drug is making…

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The Dangers of GHB Use
June 5, 2013

What is GHB? Also known as gamma hydroxybutyric acid, GHB is a central nervous system depressant that is commonly referred to…

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Drug Abuse Deaths Continue to Rise in the US
April 26, 2013

Celebrity deaths from prescription drugs have been increasingly reported in the news over the past couple of years. Unfortunately, the untimely…

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10 of the Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs: PART 2
April 10, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, we discussed five of the most commonly abused prescription drugs, including the symptoms…

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