What Is The Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?

If you’re trying to learn more about addiction or the medicine your doctor prescribed, you’ll need to know some basics, especially when it comes to the confusing terms of opioid and opiate. Is there a difference between the two terms or is it simply a writing style difference? Let’s learn the difference between opiates and […]

Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol

Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol – For many people, quitting alcohol may feel like an impossible task. It’s especially challenging for those who are addicted – often, alcoholics feel as if, for them, there can be no life without it. Despite all of the adverse effects it has on their well-being, they continue to drink. […]

What is China White Heroin?

What is China White Heroin? – The drug known as china white heroin is a synthetic version of furanylfentanyl. Fentanyl, as a legitimate medication, is sometimes prescribed for the treatment of severe pain among those who do not respond to less powerful painkillers. It is, in fact, up to 100 times more potent than morphine and […]

What Does Dual Diagnosis Mean?

What does it mean to carry a dual diagnosis? Is that when you have a broken leg and the flu? Plenty of patients have more than one illness or diagnosis at any given time but when we talk about dual diagnosis, we’re specifically talking about a diagnosis of a mental illness or disorder in combination […]

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice? – Most medical associations now consider addiction to be a disease, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Addiction, like diabetes and cancer, is caused by many factors, including biological, behavioral, and environmental. In fact, genetic predisposition may account for about half of […]

5 Ways a Sober Home Can Help Your Recovery

Getting sober is a jarring experience. Some addicts and alcoholics have been drinking and using longer than they haven’t which means it has become their reality. Like someone getting out of prison, getting sober can feel scary and unfamiliar – even when you know it’s a good thing. Getting tossed back into the rat race […]

The Dangers of Mixing Sleeping Pills and Alcohol

Combining sleeping pills and alcohol can be life-threatening. An increasing number of Americans are relying on sleep medications that when mixed with alcohol, can cause harmful and dangerous side effects. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Sleep Aids and Prescription Sedatives According to some estimates, nearly half of all Americans have suffered from symptoms of insomnia, which include difficulty […]

What is Trauma Recovery?

Thousands of Americans suffer from trauma and the issues that come from it. Unfortunately, our world is full of car accidents, assaults, war, and other traumatic events that can leave the victim a shell of who they once were. Luckily trauma recovery can help victims recover from the initial impact of trauma and create a […]

Slamming Meth

Slamming Meth – Methamphetamine (meth) is a dangerous and addictive drug that stimulates the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in a boost in brain activity, breathing, body temperature, and heart rate. Meth is most often used for its euphoric effects and ability to increase energy and alertness and decrease appetite, but it can also have […]

Alcohol and Weight Gain

Alcohol and Weight Gain – Consuming too much alcohol results in a litany of effects, both big and small, on a person’s general health and emotional stability, as well as their personal and professional relationships. Most negative consequences such as those just mentioned are relatively well-known. Perhaps less well-known, however, is the association between alcohol […]