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Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction and Recovery

Young Adult stands proud atop a mountain celebrating success and overcoming obstacles in substance use disorder recovery

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The most critical key to reducing the stigma around addiction is understanding that addiction is a complicated disease of the brain, not a moral failing. Odds are, many people you know deal directly with addiction. One in seven Americans suffers from a substance use disorder. People with substance use disorder come from all walks of … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What are Examples of Dual Diagnosis?

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Two of the biggest problems facing society today are addiction and the mental health crisis. With more people overdosing on prescription drugs, street drugs, and alcohol than ever before, and with an increasingly shocking amount of shootings and violent acts tied to poor mental health, it is no wonder these two issues are making front-page … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What is the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?

Friday, December 18, 2020

Our nation is facing an opioid crisis. Or is it an opiate crisis? If you’ve been reading the news you’ve likely heard about the opioid epidemic, but you might have also heard there’s an opiate epidemic. Obviously, the words ‘opiate’ and ‘opioid’ are similar – but do they mean the same thing? There’s plenty of … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What Symptoms to Expect During Heroin Detox

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Heroin is a deadly and dangerous drug. Even when users want to quit it can be difficult due to the severe detox and withdrawal symptoms that heroin users are likely to experience when they stop using. There’s no question that heroin detox can be an unpleasant experience, but a little knowledge can teach you that … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What are the Risks of Methadone?

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The United States has an opiate problem. From heroin to codeine-infused cough syrup, opiates are a growing problem that accounts for thousands of deaths and hospital visits annually. One of the toughest opiates to get over is the powerful methadone, which has been prescribed and abused for decades. Let’s learn more about the risks of … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What is Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder?

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

In the U.S., the most common mental illness is anxiety, with more than 40 million people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. From obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder to generalized anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders like these are conditions that can develop because of biological, genetic, and environmental factors. While millions of people live … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Signs of Meth Addiction

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Many people are drawn to meth because of how it makes them feel when they are high. When meth is abused, an increased sense of self-confidence and euphoria come on in a sudden rush that keeps users coming back for more. Because of its addictive properties, it does not take long for someone to go … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Safely Detoxing from Drugs While Pregnant

detoxing from drugs while pregnant

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Addiction can develop at any time in a person’s life, especially if a person has or is experiencing one or more of the most common risk factors of addiction, including: Family history of addiction Family history of mental illness Sexual/emotional/verbal abuse Sexual assault/rape Traumatic events (e.g. major car accidents, unexpected death of a loved one, … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Heroin’s Effect on Expectant Mothers & Babies

heroin and its affect on pregnancy

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Women who are pregnant are not only sharing their bodies with their unborn children, but they are also basing their everyday lives around what is best for the health of their pregnancy. And while there are certainly moments where expecting mothers do something that is not “to code” during their pregnancy, the vast majority of … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What is an Addictive Personality?

What is an Addictive Personality

Monday, April 13, 2020

Recovering addicts and alcoholics can attest to the fact that a major part of their active addiction was rooted in certain personality traits such as poor impulse control or a negative sense of self-worth. But does that mean that all addicts and alcoholics have what is known as an “addictive personality”? There are many outlets … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What Are Track Marks on Arms?

woman with track marks on arm

Monday, April 13, 2020

The vast majority of drug users do not begin their drug use by injecting drugs, rather it usually takes some time for them to reach that point (if ever). Part of this is because drug users do not need to get that high that quickly when they first start out using, or even near the … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Effects of Opioids on the Body

oxycodone opioids

Thursday, March 26, 2020

There are patients who come through JourneyPure with an addiction to prescription pain medication who say it’s the one drug they couldn’t shake. Michaela S. had abused alcohol, marijuana, even meth. But it was her addiction to opioids that ultimately brought her to treatment at JourneyPure. She described herself as “beaten and broken down,” lying and … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

11 Types of Drug Abuse

drug baggie

Thursday, March 26, 2020

All individuals who struggle with substance use disorder share in several similarities in terms of their experiences, however, they are also different in many ways. Specifically, the signs, symptoms, and effects of one’s substance use disorder will be dependent on how much he or she is using, how often he or she uses, and if … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Staying Motivated in Recovery

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Addiction is a deadly disease that can sneak up on you when you least expect it. One minute you think you have your life under control and the next minute you realize you are lying to everyone, including yourself. You have difficulty managing your work life or even holding down a job and your relationships … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

domestic violence and substance abuse

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Substance abuse and domestic violence are two extremely common issues that Americans experience today. For some, both substance abuse and domestic violence occur simultaneously, making for an even more stressful and destructive experience.  Types of Domestic Violence Domestic violence is not just limited to getting hit or being called names. It is a much more … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

What Addiction Does to Families

Family

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Families who have one or more people experiencing a substance use disorder know just how impactful this disease can be both on their loved ones and themselves. They understand the pain, heartbreak, and resentment that can develop in the face of this insidious disease. They also know that as long as a substance use disorder … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

Seniors and Addiction

Addiction in seniors

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Substance abuse among those aged 50 or older is a growing health problem in the U.S., affecting up to one-fifth of the total senior population. And because of seniors’ unique health issues, as well as a lack of awareness on both the part of the medical community and the public at large, coming up with … Continued


Drug Addiction Blogs

Informative articles and recent news about substance abuse and drug addiction. If you think you or a loved one is having an issue with legal or illegal drugs, read the blogs here to learn more and how to get help. You’ll find traits of drug abuse as well as the medically necessary treatment such as detox and residential rehab.

When ED and Substance Abuse Co-Occur

Eating Disorder Treatment

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Many people with ED—eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), binge eating disorder—show a tendency toward substance abuse disorders, requiring a special level of diagnosis and treatment. In the groundbreaking 2003 study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, Food For Thought: Substance Abuse … Continued


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