You may know that certain demographics are at a higher risk to become addicted to drugs or alcohol than others. For example, it’s more likely that younger individuals such as teenagers and young adults will experiment with drugs and become addicted compared to someone who is older. But did you know that those who identify … Continue reading Are LGBTQ+ Communities at a Higher Risk of Struggling with Addiction?
How many times have you heard similar questions from your son or daughter, even if they don’t exactly articulate it out loud? You’re not alone; prescription pill abuse has become a public health crisis in California, and across the United States. Over 130 Americans die every day of an opioid overdose, and in 2017, there … Continue reading 4 Myths about Prescription Pill Abuse You Need to Know
What are the leading causes of addiction? Could it be hereditary? What about peer pressure, poverty, or toxic stress? All of these can play a role, but there is another factor that is known to have a bigger impact. Physical or sexual violence occurring during childhood, neglect, and veterans who are diagnosed with PTSD are … Continue reading Can Painful Memories of Trauma Lead to Addiction?
This is a question we hear all the time. When there are so many different kinds of treatment out there, like medication-assisted treatment (MAT), family therapy, detox, adventure programs, PHP, IOP, 12-Step programs, outpatient… it’s like learning a whole new language. What do all of these treatments mean, and how can you know which one … Continue reading What Form of Treatment is Best For You?
From the minute their children arrive, most parents have a strong instinct to protect them and keep them safe. So, when those children become teenagers, they’re likely to worry about the dangers of alcohol. What can you do to protect your kids? How do you answer their questions and avoid sending mixed messages? The good … Continue reading The Alcohol Discussion: Talking to Your Teens Without Sending Mixed Messages
Getting treatment for addiction can be complicated. Finding the right recovery program, dealing with insurance coverage and committing to a plan is a process, and that’s after overcoming the hurdle of making the initial decision to get help. Unfortunately, for those fighting addiction while in jail or going through legal proceedings, the process can be … Continue reading How to Balance Legal Proceedings With Addiction TreatmentRead More
Someone struggling with an alcohol use disorder may have a strong, physical urge to drink which may inform the way certain decisions are made.1 All the things that make a person who she is may take a back seat to the need to satisfy the alcohol craving, and that includes honesty. Spouses, family, friends, faith … Continue reading Why Do Alcoholics Lie?Read More
Although there are not many benefits to Rohypnol, there are some. In other countries, doctors often prescribe Rohypnol for the treatment of sleeping disorders such as insomnia. It is also used for patients preparing for surgery to help induce anesthesia.1 Many people in the United States often buy Rohypnol illegally from pharmacies overseas to help … Continue reading Benefits and Risks of Using Rohpynol
Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine drug, which means it has a hypnotic and sedative effect and can be used as an anti-anxiety medication. Casual abuse of Rohypnol, also known as flunitrazepam, may not seem dangerous, but it is a high-risk drug that has serious side effects. People may underestimate the possible consequences of Rohypnol abuse, but … Continue reading Dangers of Recreational Rohypnol Use
Methadone is a narcotic pain reliever that is most commonly used for the treatment of opioid dependence and addiction. Under medical supervision methadone can allow someone addicted to opioids to undergo detox and withdrawal with minimal or reduced symptoms.1 Methadone typically comes in pill form with varying dosage strengths. There are numerous companies that manufacture … Continue reading How Do I Identify Methadone?