mental health

Why is Alcohol Harder to Quit than Other Drugs?

2019-12-26T21:52:07+00:00

If you have ever struggled with quitting alcohol and drugs, then you know how difficult it can be, especially around the holidays. Overcoming an addiction and staying sober are essential to leading a healthy and fulfilling life. For those who do not know, addiction is considered to be a disease of the brain that can [...]

Why is Alcohol Harder to Quit than Other Drugs?2019-12-26T21:52:07+00:00

Does Your Insurance Affect Your Drug Rehab Choices?

2020-01-12T18:34:48+00:00

It is never a good feeling when someone has to wonder whether or not they can afford the cost of going to rehab for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but if you do find yourself in that situation, just know that you are not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older suffered from a substance use disorder in the year of 2017. Furthermore, out of those 19.7 million people who had reported having an addiction in 2017, only 19% of them had received substance abuse treatment of some kind. If you are one of those many americans still suffering, then we are here to help! There are many treatment options available. If you are wondering if your insurance company can help cover any of the cost for treatment, then do not worry, thankfully, through the Affordable Care Act, every health insurance provider must offer coverage for substance use disorder services.

Does Your Insurance Affect Your Drug Rehab Choices?2020-01-12T18:34:48+00:00

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?

2019-11-13T22:00:22+00:00

While cocaine first became popular in pop culture around the 1970’s, it is one of the oldest drugs in the world, as the leaves from the coca plant have been chewed for thousands of years. Originating in South America, the Erythroxylon coca plant was used as a stimulating medicinal product; elevating mood, aiding in digestion [...]

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?2019-11-13T22:00:22+00:00

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas

2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

  https://youtu.be/lpjHhv7_4QA   While the news headlines are dominated by the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, crystal meth is making a relatively silent, but deadly return. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of overdose deaths for methamphetamine more than tripled from 2011 to 2016 and that number keeps growing to this [...]

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports

2019-10-23T19:26:49+00:00

  https://youtu.be/LsyTaDfex2Y   Drug abuse is a common occurrence across all types of sports, at all competitive levels. Besides just performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids and stimulants, many athletes feel compelled to abuse drugs and alcohol for a variety of other reasons. The intense pressure to perform, coupled with a possible underlying mental health disorder [...]

Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports2019-10-23T19:26:49+00:00

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

2019-10-18T17:47:05+00:00

The US Department of Health and Human Services notes that, mental health and substance use disorders may share similar, underlying causes for their development. These include changes in brain chemistry, genetic vulnerabilities and childhood exposure to extreme stress or trauma. These problems are further compounded when the person begins using drugs or alcohol to hide their symptoms. Studies have shown that people who struggle with anxiety or mood disorders are almost twice as likely to struggle with addiction than the average person is.

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment2019-10-18T17:47:05+00:00