Feb 5, 2019

A Primer on Opiates and Opioids

In Signs of Opiate Addiction, we discussed the terms opiates and opioids. Both are powerful drugs that are highly effective for the relief...
Feb 5, 2019

Depression and Addiction

A Complex Combination  “If I am hurt in a car wreck, please don’t take me to a 12-Step meeting.” This bit of wisdom is occasionally...
Jan 3, 2019

Demystifying Co-Occurring Disorders: Here’s What You Need to Know

The term “dual diagnosis” has become more prevalent in and around recovery communities in recent years but can often be surrounded by...
Sep 25, 2018

Opioid Epidemic Has Hepatitis C On the Rise—What You Need to Know

Hepatitis C, a virus which affects between two and six million people in the United States, is most commonly transmitted through injection...
Sep 18, 2018

Opiate Addiction

OPIATE ADDICTION According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription opiate abuse has reached epidemic...
Sep 16, 2018

Opiate and Opioid Addiction: An Explanation of Cause and Effect

In our last piece, Signs of Opiate Addiction, we briefly discussed the terms opioids and opiates. Both are powerful drugs that are very...
Feb 18, 2018

Alcoholism, Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Abuse

ALCOHOLISM, ALCOHOL ADDICTION, ALCOHOL ABUSE It can be difficult to determine whether a drinker is abusing alcohol or addicted...
Oct 7, 2017

Marijuana Withdrawal – When Cheech and Chong Goes Wrong

Some say there’s no hope with dope. But for people who’ve toked for years, there’s hope if you want to quit dope. Most stoners...