How Does Crystal Meth Affect the Brain?

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

Crystal meth, also known as methamphetamine, is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant drug that can wreak havoc on the brain and overall health of individuals. With its euphoric and energy-boosting effects, crystal meth has gained notoriety as one of the most dangerous illicit substances. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate ways … Continued

Methadone vs. Suboxone: Understanding the Key Differences in Opioid Addiction Treatment

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Opioid addiction is a complex and challenging issue affecting millions worldwide. Thankfully, medical advancements have provided effective treatment options to help individuals overcome opioid dependence. Two common medications prescribed for opioid addiction treatment are methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone). In this blog, we will explore the key differences between methadone and Suboxone, shedding light on their … Continued

Understanding the Risks: How Can Benzo Withdrawal Pose a Lethal Threat?

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Sunday, July 9, 2023

Benzodiazepines, commonly known as benzos, are a class of prescription drugs often prescribed to manage anxiety, insomnia, and certain medical conditions. While they can be effective when used as directed, prolonged or improper use can lead to dependence and addiction. The prospect of benzo withdrawal can be daunting, as it comes with various physical and … Continued

Can Meth Intoxication Cause a Seizure?

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a powerful stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system. While it is well-known for its immediate euphoric effects, it is equally notorious for its detrimental impact on physical and mental health. Among the many dangers associated with meth use, the potential to induce seizures has become a significant … Continued

Can You Be Fired from Your Job for Going to Rehab? Understanding Your Rights

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Monday, July 3, 2023

Seeking help for substance abuse or addiction is a courageous step towards recovery. However, individuals often worry about the potential consequences, such as losing their jobs. In this blog post, we will explore the question: Can you be fired from your job for going to rehab? We will delve into the legal protections available to … Continued

Alcoholism in the Workplace: Understanding the Prevalence and Impact

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Alcoholism is a persistent and pervasive issue that affects individuals and society as a whole. Unfortunately, its impact extends beyond personal lives, seeping into the workplace and creating significant challenges. In this blog, we delve into the reasons why alcoholism is prevalent in the workplace, exploring its causes, consequences, and the importance of addressing this … Continued

What Are Signs That You Need Drug Rehab?

Friday, June 9, 2023

Rehabilitation from drug addiction is a journey that starts with recognizing the problem. The first step towards healing is the acknowledgment of the reality of drug abuse. Nonetheless, understanding the signs that one needs drug rehab can be challenging, primarily due to denial and ignorance. As such, this essay explores various signs that indicate the … Continued

Sober Living: Combating Tennessee’s Opioid Epidemic

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Discover how sober living can be a powerful weapon in Tennessee’s fight against the opioid crisis. This blog post explores the significance of sober living in overcoming the state’s epidemic and offers hope to those struggling with addiction. Understanding the Severity of Tennessee’s Opioid Epidemic Gain insights into the alarming rates of deaths, overdoses, and … Continued

7 Dangerous Pitfalls to Watch For in Early Recovery


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

If you are in early addiction recovery, congratulations! You’ve accomplished what may be one of the most important achievements in your life, believe it or not. There is no area of life that addiction does not affect. That can mean a lot of pain and loss for many of us. But it also means that … Continued

Methadone Detox Vs. Methadone Maintenance


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Addiction to opioids, such as heroin or prescription painkillers, can be difficult to overcome— but it is possible. Methadone is often used as a treatment option for opioid addiction because it reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings. However, there are two different approaches when it comes to using methadone: detoxification and maintenance.    In this blog … Continued

Is it Dangerous to Mix Melatonin and Alcohol?

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Combining substances can sometimes lead to unexpected consequences, and one such combination that raises concerns is mixing melatonin and alcohol. Melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles, is often used as a sleep aid, while alcohol is a widely consumed depressant. In this blog post, we delve into the potential dangers of combining melatonin and … Continued

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Treatment For Addiction


Monday, May 15, 2023

Addiction can be a difficult and tiring journey, but there is hope for recovery. However, choosing the right treatment program can be overwhelming and you might be wondering what options are out there.  Inpatient and outpatient programs are two common options in addiction treatment. Both have their advantages and disadvantages depending on your unique situation. … Continued

How Addiction Breaks Relationships


Monday, May 8, 2023

Relationships can be the most beautiful aspect of our lives, but they are also fragile and require constant attention. Unfortunately, addiction has become a growing problem in today’s society, and it is one of the major reasons why relationships break down.    Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, gambling, or anything else, addiction can have a devastating … Continued

What Happens When You Mix Meth and Alcohol?

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Mixing drugs and alcohol is never a good idea, but when it comes to meth and alcohol, the consequences can be deadly. Unfortunately, many people believe that combining these two substances will intensify their effects or help them achieve a greater high.  However, in reality, mixing meth and alcohol can result in severe physical and … Continued

Can You Get Addicted to Weed?


Thursday, April 20, 2023

Is Weed Addictive? It’s hard to deny that cannabis consumption has become much more popular in recent years. Weed is now legalized for recreational use in a number of states (24 at the time of writing) and dozens more are considering legalization, while medical marijuana programs have spread across the entire country.  With so many … Continued

How Does AA Help People Stay Sober?

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

No one said recovery was easy, and if you’re addicted to alcohol and looking for a new way to beat the bottle, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) might just be a part of your solution. For over 85 years now, AA has helped millions of people stay sober with the support of a fellowship involving working the … Continued

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Thursday, April 6, 2023

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to recognize the profound impact that alcohol use can have on our lives. Sadly, the U.S. struggles with one of the highest rates of alcoholism in the world: according to recent statistics from The National Institutes on Health (NIH) an estimated 14 million Americans are struggling with an … Continued