13 10, 2017

The Ugly Truth: Benzo Abuse and Addiction

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

While news about the opioid epidemic has captured the public’s attention, “benzo” abuse and addiction is the prescription drug crisis that nobody seems to be talking about. From a public health standpoint, that’s unfortunate, because roughly 30% of all overdose deaths in America are because of benzodiazepine-class medications. And considering that up to 65,000 [...]

6 10, 2017

Spiraling Down: The Stages of Addiction

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Does substance abuse just HAPPEN, or are there stages of addiction? Most experts on Substance Abuse Disorders agree that problematic drug or alcohol use exists on a continuum. In other words, addictive disorders have distinct levels or stages, each with identifiable symptoms. The bad news is that left unchecked, substance abuse almost invariably gets [...]

20 09, 2017

Our List of the Top 10 Hardest Addictions to Kick

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

If you take a look around the Internet for a common addictions list, it is clear that some types of addictions are more common than others. The top 10 addictions in the world include everything from cannabis to benzodiazepines to ketamine. Other versions of the most common addictions in America include so-called process addictions like [...]

13 09, 2017

5 Benefits and Challenges of Using ORTs (Opioid Replacement Therapy) in Addiction Recovery

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Today, thousands of people struggling with heroin addiction use opiate replacement medication as a form of therapy for addiction recovery. At the same time, thousands of others turn to other addiction treatment approaches to address their drug dependence and addiction. Given these differences in approach, the question becomes which of these approaches is right, and [...]

24 08, 2017

Methadone: Supportive or Hurtful for Recovery?

August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Methadone has been championed as one of the most effective methods of treating opioid addiction. And it’s true: when used in conjunction with various other treatment methods, using methadone properly can be instrumental in reducing the withdrawal symptoms of opioids, typically regarded as one of the most addictive substances known today. But as an opioid [...]

17 08, 2017

2017: What Recent Studies Reveal About Addiction as A Disease and The Odds of Recovery

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Substance addiction is one of the most widely studied physical disorders on the face of the planet. But despite so much research being done to further advancements in the field, many people (and even treatment programs) are simply stuck in the past when it comes to what addiction really is. That’s why it’s crucial for [...]

10 08, 2017

Heroin Effects: What Diacetylmorphine Addiction and Abuse Look Like

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Few drugs have the same physical and psychological impact on a person as heroin. In addition to the potentially lethal toxicity heroin has on the body, the intensity of diacetylmorphine addiction is largely unmatched by any other substance today. That’s why it’s important that you know the ins and outs of heroin addiction and how [...]

24 07, 2017

What is Bipolar 2 and Why is it So Common?

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Bipolar 2 disorder is one of the more common mental health diagnoses in the United States. According to WebMD, about 5.7 million adults in America have this condition. That works out to be about 2.6% of the population. People tend to think of bipolar disorder as being a rare condition, but it really isn’t. It [...]

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