Category: Addiction

Failure to Launch & Drug Abuse: How Do We Help Our Kids?

Mother And Daughter Discussing Drug Abuse As parents, it can be challenging to tolerate when an adult child finds it difficult to leave home and become independent. Many parents question their parenting skills or wonder if something is wrong with their child. The child’s inability to leave home and become a productive member of society has a syndrome named for it, [...]
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How Spikes in Depression Impact Those in Addiction Recovery

depression-and-college Depression can be ever-present, and symptoms can affect those in addiction recovery. Symptoms can include isolation, mood changes, emotional shifts, increased sleep, and increased anxiety. Those who suffer from depression while in recovery from substance use disorder often report feeling hopeless that the misery will ever abate.  They also express concern that they are unable [...]
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Fentanyl Crisis: What is Fentanyl and Why is it So Deadly?

Man struggling with depression The United States has long been struggling with an opioid addiction wave of epidemic proportions. Now an opioid from the 1960’s has emerged as the new center of abuse and it is more powerful than heroin: Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a super potent synthetic opioid. It is tremendously addictive and deadly, and it is highly profitable. [...]
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Addiction Professionals & Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders

Man suffering from co-occurring disorders Co-Occurring disorders is when a mental health disorder, substance abuse, and/or addiction are concurrent issues [1]. Often depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive behavior, eating disorder, and anxiety are mental illnesses that are often combined with a drug or alcohol abuse issue within an individual. What Do Co-Occurring Disorders Mean? Co-occurring disorders tend to exacerbate each [...]
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Getting Off Opiates & Cannabis: Is Weed a Help?

Woman smoking Marijuana, or cannabis, is becoming more common for medical use and withdrawal purposes in treatment centers. States across America are legalizing marijuana as further research is being published about its positive medical benefits. Research has suggested that there are some benefits for using marijuana with opiate withdrawal symptom relief [1]. What It Does Marijuana contains [...]
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