co-occurring disorders

Getting Help for Co-Occurring Disorders

Finding the mental health help you or a loved one needs can be intimidating. For those suffering from mental health disorders and addictions to drugs and alcohol simultaneously, facilities specializing in dual diagnosis treatments are a great choice. Many reach for substances and develop dependencies when they struggle with depression and other mental health disorders.…

long-term effects of benzos

Long-Term Effects of Benzos

Benzos, also known as benzodiazepines, are a class of medication prescribed by doctors for panic disorders, insomnia, muscle tension, and anxiety. In the United States alone, nearly fifty million prescriptions are written yearly for the benzo class of anti-anxiety medication. This abuse can lead to using other drugs, health complications, and changes in mood and…

quitting heroin cold turkey

Risks of Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey

Across the country, people struggle with heroin addiction. It can seem overwhelming and impossible to quit on their own, and in most cases, can be extremely dangerous. Detoxing from heroin at home often means quitting heroin cold turkey. Quitting any addictive substance suddenly can have physical and psychological risks and an increased risk of relapse…

prescription drug abuse

Recognizing Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is one of the leading addictions facing people countrywide. For many, what begins as routine use of painkillers for surgery or injury can easily escalate into painkiller abuse. Prescription drug addiction can take a physical, psychological, and emotional toll on users and their family and friends. Often those struggling with addiction hide…

residential rehab

Benefits of a Residential Rehab

Drug and alcohol addiction affects people from all walks of life. While addiction is often associated with shame and often hidden from loved ones, the best way to overcome addiction is by asking for help. Many people attempt to quit substances “cold turkey,” and home with minimal support leads to relapse and further substance abuse.…

cocaine withdrawal

Treating Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Each day, people across the country struggle with cocaine and crack cocaine addiction. Like any addictive substance, it can feel impossible and overwhelming to quit using cocaine on your own. In many cases, it can also be physically and psychologically dangerous to manage cocaine addiction symptoms during withdrawal without medical support. Cocaine may be a…