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Resources on mental health issues. Examine the close relationship mental health plays in addiction to drugs or alcohol.

What Is A Dual Diagnosis?

By |2021-02-19T21:09:18+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Depression, Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Unfortunately, addiction or substance use disorders are very common in our country. Nearly 21 million Americans struggle with this disease every day. Sadly, out of those 21 million people, only around 10% of them will ever receive treatment for their addiction or substance use disorder. For those who are able to receive treatment, they […]

Fun Things to Keep Busy & Off Drugs for the Holidays

By |2021-02-26T20:08:38+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For a lot of people, winter marks a great time of the year. They look forward to fun things like spending time with family, eating great food and celebrating the holidays. What some people don’t know though, is how difficult this time of year can be for a recovering alcoholic or drug addict. For someone […]

What Happens to Your Brain When You Get Blackout Drunk?

By |2021-03-30T23:19:28+00:00December 6th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

 

If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is that 2020 has been a stressful year. Along with the nation battling the surge of cases in the COVID-19 pandemic, is the increased rates of alcohol consumption sweeping across the country. No one could argue against ending a long stressful day […]

PTSD & Drug Use: Military, Police, Fire, & Healthcare Workers

By |2020-12-21T20:51:50+00:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

 

Many have heard the term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but what does that really mean? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition in which the person suffering has either experienced or witnessed a terrifying or traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident such as a car crash, combat in war, rape, […]

The Military and Drug Use

By |2020-09-03T19:31:15+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Family, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Besides alcohol, substances like marijuana and cocaine are also common among active duty service members currently in the military, however, due to the fact that testing positive to a random drug test could lead to a dishonorable discharge, many military members develop problems associated with alcohol or prescription painkillers, commonly prescribed due to injuries from combat or carrying and operating heavy equipment. For instance, during the years of 2001 to 2009, the number of painkillers prescribed to the military more than quadrupled, causing a subsequent rise in opioid use disorders as well. In 2017, one in four active-duty members of the United States military received a prescription for opioids.

How to Live Without Drugs: 7 Ways to Overcome Addiction

By |2021-01-28T20:16:24+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

If you have ever struggled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol then you know just how hard it can be to turn your life around and get sober, once and for all. For a lot of people who are still living in an active stage of drug addiction and/or alcohol abuse, having fun without […]

Colleges and Drugs: What are the Popular Drugs to Look Out for in 2020?

By |2021-02-10T21:46:54+00:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Due to things like social experimentation, peer pressure, stress and childhood trauma, many college students turn to drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you know may be struggling with a substance use disorder, please do not hesitate to reach out for help! Many have been where you are before and they have gotten the help necessary to get back on track. College is a very rewarding experience, but we also know that it can be very stressful.

Nootropics: A Dangerous New Addiction

By |2020-03-25T19:36:05+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is true that not all nootropic drugs are considered to be dangerous, but there are still those who have very serious side effects. Part of what makes these drugs so compelling is that they are usually medically prescribed or available for purchase over the counter, so people associate them with having less risk. Another component that increases the danger level of these drugs is what is known as increased tolerance, sometimes the user needs more and more to achieve the desired effect, this can cause them to use more of the same drug, or turn to other more harmful drugs instead.

The Best Drug Ever Created?

By |2020-09-24T20:37:03+00:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

It is no secret that our country is currently suffering from a widespread problem, that problem is better known as addiction. Current research suggests that more than 21  million Americans struggle with an active addiction to drugs or alcohol every single day. While there are a large number of illegal drugs currently being abused, the […]

Drug Usage Can Be Driven By Childhood Trauma

By |2021-03-23T21:37:44+00:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Family, Mental Health, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , |

A common question in today’s world is what drives abuse of drugs and alcohol? While the answer to that isn’t exactly a ‘one fits all’ model, there are many things that can potentially lead to whether or not someone will become an addicted person later on in life. This can include things like genetic predisposition, […]

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