Apr 19, 2019

Co-morbidity Between Depression and Substance Use Disorders

You may know someone who demonstrates depression symptoms and drinks or uses illicit substances to “feel better.” A loved one may...
Apr 18, 2019

IMPULSIVITY, ADHD, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS

Today, ADHD and ADD are becoming prevalent diagnoses for children. Through research, one can find concrete correlations between attention...
Apr 17, 2019

The Link Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

One of the main correlations between substance abuse and mental health difficulties is underlying trauma. In fact, 80% of women in...
Mar 27, 2019

Signs Your Loved One May Have an Active Addiction

Almost everyone has been affected by substance abuse by the time that they reach adulthood. Some have experienced this widely spreading...
Mar 22, 2019

Coping with the Symptoms of Withdrawal and Detox

Withdrawals symptoms and detox also carry with them the chance of a fatal reaction depending on what type of substance is used and the...
Mar 20, 2019

Effects of Alcohol Addiction in America

Alcoholism remains America’s number one addiction problem. An estimated 15.1 million people aged 12 or older had an alcohol use disorder...
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...