Signs of Codeine Addiction and How to Get Help

So you got a prescription to treat pain. It contains codeine. It’s an opiate, and opiates can be highly addictive. But you figure, “I’ll just take it as the doctor…

Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcoholism: Knowing the Difference

Alcohol use is everywhere. Happy hour, movies, television shows, celebrations, picnics, you name it; alcohol is probably nearby, if not the main event. It’s nearly impossible to escape. In fact,…

Why You Need a Marijuana Addiction Treatment Program

Marijuana is the United States’ most widely-used federally illegal drug. There are plenty of people who can use it once in a while and not get addicted. But, contrary to…

Fentanyl Dangers: Now the Deadliest Drug in the U.S.

The 1990s brought with it fun things like fanny packs, the grunge style, scrunchies, crimped hair, and some pretty memorable music. But as opioid prescriptions became more common, it also…

3 Facts About Benzo Addiction and Abuse

Nobody starts taking benzodiazepines, also called benzos, to become addicted. You take them because they were prescribed to treat a specific health concern.  Benzodiazepines are most often prescribed to treat: …

“Do I Have a Drinking Problem?” Fact Vs. Fiction

When you think about someone with a drinking problem, you probably get a particular mental picture in your head. Perhaps you imagine a haggard-looking man with a two-day-old beard, disheveled…

How to Make Your Mental Health a Priority in the New Year

According to the National Institute of Mental Illness (NIMH), in 2019, 1 in 5 U.S. adults were living with a mental illness. That’s a staggering 51.5 million people! But out…

Dangers of Combining Adderall and Xanax

There are many risks associated with combining Adderall and Xanax, and a combination of these drugs is never a good idea. In addition to increasing the risk of addiction, it…

Top Warning Signs of Prescription Opioid Abuse

It’s never easy to tell if someone you love is hurting from opioid addiction. Even as the person closest to them, it can be hard for a family member or…

How to Stay Sober During the Holidays

While the holidays are meant to be a time of celebration, happiness, togetherness, and cheer, it’s not always the case when trying to stay sober. Of course, staying sober during…

5 Reasons Why Outpatient Addiction Treatment is For You

TOP 5 Reasons why outpatient addiction treatment is for you. Deciding between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment and overwhelmed? Admitting you need help to overcome an addiction is difficult. We…

What is a Substance-Induced Mood Disorder?

What Is a Substance-Induced Mood Disorder?  It’s fairly common for people who have issues with drug addictions to also be suffering from some type of mental health disorder. On occasion, however,…