How Long Drug and Alcohol Rehab Lasts

Thursday, January 7, 2021

More than 20 million adults struggle with substance use disorder in the United States. The vast majority of those adults (roughly 15%) are addicted to alcohol, while the rest are addicted to drugs like heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and meth. Unfortunately, less than 10% of those addicted to drugs and alcohol seek professional addiction treatment.  There … Continued

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

10 Signs of Anxiety

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Worrying is a normal part of everyday life, but debilitating anxiety is not. Anxiety can be one of the more difficult mental illnesses for people to seek help for since many believe their issues simply aren’t worthy of a medical opinion. Many people live with anxiety, but they don’t have to. You wouldn’t try to … Continued

5 Stress Relief Tools for Recovering Addicts

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Family problems, traffic jams and looming deadlines. Everybody has experienced stress at some point, but for individuals suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, stress can be destructive. Stress overload – or an inability to find stress relief – can lead otherwise healthy people to drug and alcohol abuse. For people in recovery, stress … Continued

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

How Safe is Medication-Assisted Treatment for Pregnant Women?

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for pregnant women living with opioid use disorders might at first sound like a risky proposition, but, for many in the addiction treatment industry, it could be just what the doctor ordered. And with nearly 88 infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome every day, health care systems in Kentucky are taking measures to … Continued

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

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

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