Gabapentin Addiction: Use vs. Misuse

Gabapentin is one of the more misused prescription drugs. In one study, 40-65% of individuals with gabapentin prescriptions were found to be misusing the drug in some way. In this blog post, we will discuss gabapentin addiction — what it is, how it happens, the effects it can have, and what treatments are available. By […]

Xanax Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Substance Abuse Xanax Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options Xanax is a prescription medication that is primarily used to treat anxiety and panic disorders because it is a depressant and promotes relaxation. While Xanax can be effective in managing these conditions, some people can struggle with Xanax addiction due to its highly addictive nature. Contact […]

How Do I Know if Dual Diagnosis Treatment is Right for Me?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in five Americans experiences a mental disorder or illness at one point. Moreover, one in 25 Americans has a severe mental illness, like major depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.    Substance abuse is another serious problem affecting about 46.3 million people over 12. Unfortunately, mental […]

Signs of Opioid Misuse and Addiction

Opioid medications that are properly prescribed by a doctor can be very useful for treating pain. However, both legally prescribed and illegal opioid medications can easily lead to opioid addiction. Opioid use disorder (ODU) is on the rise in the United States. From 2019 to 2020, the number of drug overdose deaths in the United […]

How Alcohol Abuse Affects the Family

Alcohol abuse negatively affects a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being in various ways. But the damage of misusing alcohol doesn’t end with the body and mind of the person drinking. It also extends to their family members. Abuse or misuse of alcohol often disrupts family relationships through arguments, tension, fear, and confusion. It can […]

Unhealthy vs. Healthy Coping Mechanisms

When individuals experience stress, they often turn to coping mechanisms. These mechanisms are actions people take unconsciously or consciously to deal with uncomfortable emotions or problems. Most individuals develop habits that act as ways to cope with stress. Unfortunately, many negative habits are often a “crutch” to get people through difficult situations. There are either […]

Alcohol and Inflammation

Heavy alcohol consumption can lead to a variety of serious side effects. The reason behind many alcohol-related mental and physical health problems is inflammation. Chronic alcohol-induced inflammation can damage healthy cells, tissues, and organs. When a person consumes alcohol regularly, the entire body can suffer from inflammation, including the liver, joints, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and […]

What Does it Mean to White Knuckle Sobriety?

White knuckle sobriety is the struggle to stay sober without professional treatment assistance. It is a challenging but attainable goal that necessitates overcoming the cravings and temptations of drug addiction. You’re attempting to fix yourself with your mind or willpower. Some people trying to recover claim that they will keep themselves busy. They claim that […]

The Relationship Between Stress and Alcohol

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Unwinding the Relationship Between Stress & Alcohol Life can be stressful. Every day, situations cause fear, anger, sadness, excitement, and anxiety. Many individuals who experience stressful circumstances drink alcohol to help them cope with the stress. However, alcohol impacts the physiological balance of a person’s body, which can lead to […]

How do you Help an Alcoholic Parent

Dealing with an alcoholic parent can be stressful and upsetting. Keep in mind that being sober is a choice that the alcoholic themselves can only make. It’s okay to urge someone to seek assistance, but you can’t make them. With help and support, children of alcoholics can help their parents recover from alcoholism. Treatment for […]