opioids and chronic pain

Opioids and Chronic Pain

Opioid abuse and addiction are part of a nationwide epidemic. While many people are prescribed a short course of opioid painkillers after oral surgery, major and minor procedures, or injury, many also take opioids for chronic pain. When someone uses these drugs regularly, opioids are highly addictive and ineffective. Despite their highly addictive nature, opioids…

women and addiction

Women and Addiction

Addiction affects people from all walks of life. Both men and women struggle with various types of addiction and co-occurring disorders, like depression. For women, addiction may stem from sexual trauma, social pressure, motherhood, and challenges unique to the female experience. Many women abusing alcohol and drugs may attempt to detox at home. They often…

cocaine and mental health

How Cocaine Impacts Mental Health

People throughout the United States struggle with cocaine and crack cocaine addiction every day. It can feel impossible and overwhelming to quit either drug alone. In many cases, it can have detrimental effects on mental health. However, a reputable cocaine detox center can help. With dual diagnosis treatment and medically assisted detox, cocaine addiction recovery…

sober christmas

Tips to Enjoy a Sober Christmas

Christmas can be especially difficult for those in recovery. The prevalence of eggnog, mulled wine, and spiced cider, among other holiday beverages, can make it hard to maintain sobriety during the holidays. Additionally, family, economic, and social pressures can lead to increased alcohol consumption during the weeks leading to Christmas. A sober Christmas is possible.…

self-medicating with alcohol

Risks of Self-Medicating with Alcohol

Alcohol addiction can be overwhelming. People from all walks of life across the United States struggle with alcohol abuse every day. While alcohol seems benign because it’s legal, it can be just as addictive as illicit drugs. In addition, because alcohol is easy to get, many people today self-medicate and self-soothe. These habits can quickly…

rebuilding relationships

Rebuilding Relationships During Recovery

Addiction can be lonely and isolating. For those dealing with addiction, family support can make a world of difference. Addiction scars many families. Some, unfortunately, are harmed by lying, cheating, and manipulation. Even after rehab, it can be hard for relationships to recovery without extra support. Most addiction treatment programs today include family therapy programs…