Harmony Ridge’s Blogs

PTSD and Substance Use Disorder

By Jessie | March 3rd, 2024

It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This...

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Psychology Behind Co-occurring Substance Abuse among Couples Who Use Drugs Together

By | February 29th, 2024

Harmony Ridge Recovery Center wants to uncover the complexities of substance use in couples who use drugs together. It's a topic that impacts many relationships, yet it's not always easy...

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Alcohol and Cancer Risk – What is the Connection?

By Jessie | February 28th, 2024

Among one of the most preventable risk factors for cancer, alcohol consumption accounts for about 6% of all cancers in the United States. It also accounts for 4% of all...

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How a Benzo Taper Schedule Helps With Withdrawal

By Jessie | February 28th, 2024

From 1996 to 2013, the number of people filling benzodiazepine prescriptions increased by over 60%. Benzodiazepines (benzos) are a group of central nervous system depressants used to treat anxiety, insomnia,...

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What to Do if You’re Addicted to Ambien

By Jessie | February 28th, 2024

"I think I’m addicted to Ambien, what do I do?" An estimated 50 million American adults struggle with insomnia. Luckily, there are several medications available to help a person get...

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The Link Between Marijuana and Schizophrenia

By | February 28th, 2024

The conversation around marijuana, its benefits, and its risks has evolved significantly with its increasing legalization and medical use. However, one critical concern remains at the forefront of this discussion:...

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The Ethics of Using Psychedelics in Addiction Treatment in WV

By | February 26th, 2024

West Virginia is at the epicenter of the opioid crisis, a grim reality marked by staggering rates of addiction and overdose deaths. This crisis isn't just a statistic; it's about...

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What Is the Neuroscience Behind Cravings?

By | February 23rd, 2024

Imagine feeling an intense desire, one that seems to take over your thoughts completely. This feeling, known as a craving, is more than just a strong want. It's a powerful...

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Sober Living Home – What to Know

By Jessie | February 22nd, 2024

Sober living homes are invaluable resources for people looking for a “middle step” between residential treatment and going home. These communities offer many advantages to recovering individuals. Each sober living...

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Living With an Alcoholic in WV

By | February 21st, 2024

Living with an alcoholic in WV, or anywhere else for that matter, presents a unique set of challenges that can affect every aspect of your daily life. It's a journey...

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