• Alcohol and Blood Sugar: The Effects of Alcohol
    Thursday, September 16th, 2021

    Alcohol and Blood Sugar: The Effects of Alcohol

    The fact that alcohol is full of empty calories and has no nutritional value is not news to anyone. What a lot of people don’t think about, however, is that alcoholic beverages can also be full of sugar. In...
  • What’s the Difference Between Treatment and Recovery?
    Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

    What’s the Difference Between Treatment and Recovery?

    In conversation, it may be tempting to use the words treatment and recovery interchangeably. However, while the two are very much associated, addiction treatment and addiction recovery are quite different. They are different, yet they can occur together.  The...
  • How Do You Help a Heroin Addict? Staging an Intervention
    Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

    How Do You Help a Heroin Addict? Staging an Intervention

    Heroin is an opioid that is derived from morphine. In fact, it is taken from the poppy plant. In general, it is commonly abused for its ability to kill pain and to make people feel a pleasurable sensation. Also,...
  • About End-Stage Alcoholism
    Monday, July 26th, 2021

    About End-Stage Alcoholism

    While the concept of alcoholism and alcohol addiction might seem pretty cut and dry, it is much more complicated than what it might seem on the surface. There are many different stages when it comes to alcoholism, each with...
  • Marijuana and Brain Cells: How Does Marijuana Affect Your Brain?
    Monday, July 26th, 2021

    Marijuana and Brain Cells: How Does Marijuana Affect Your Brain?

    Marijuana is rapidly becoming legal throughout the U.S. As it does, usage is likely to increase, especially among those who were previously scared off by potential legal ramifications. With the easing of restrictions and the increase in availability, you...
  • Can Alcohol Cause Insomnia?
    Thursday, July 15th, 2021

    Can Alcohol Cause Insomnia?

    According to the latest estimates, 50 to 70 million Americans are affected by sleep or wakefulness disorders. Insomnia is the most commonly reported sleep disorder. Thirty percent of adults experience short-term insomnia and 10% of adults are impacted by...
  • Rapid Detox: Here’s Why You Should Avoid It
    Friday, June 25th, 2021

    Rapid Detox: Here’s Why You Should Avoid It

    Some people are looking for quick fixes to everything, including opioid addiction. For that, they turn to rapid detox and rapid detox clinics to facilitate what is believed to be a fast and easy solution to a very big...
  • Understanding Mental Health Disorders: An Overview
    Friday, June 25th, 2021

    Understanding Mental Health Disorders: An Overview

    What is a Mental Illness? A mental illness is a health condition that involves changing emotions, thought patterns, or behavioral patterns. Mental illness is generally associated with some noticeable distress or problems adapting in social work or family situations. ...
  • The Myths and Facts About Heroin
    Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

    The Myths and Facts About Heroin

    Knowing someone who is hooked on any narcotic is nothing short of a crisis. Heroin addiction is no exception. However, while it is a crisis, and while heroin addiction is no small matter, there is a lot of misinformation...
  • What’s the Connection Between Marijuana and Blood Pressure?
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

    What’s the Connection Between Marijuana and Blood Pressure?

    Suffering from high blood pressure can be problematic and dangerous in some cases. There are many different factors that impact a person’s blood pressure, one of which is drug use. As one of the most popular drugs used around...
  • Here are 7 Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning
    Friday, May 21st, 2021

    Here are 7 Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

    Alcohol use continues to be a problem for thousands of Americans every single year. Along with the many short-term and long-term symptoms of excessive drinking, comes potentially dangerous results like alcohol poisoning. Alcohol poisoning can be deadly in some...
  • Here’s Why You Should Avoid Mixing Stimulants and Depressants
    Monday, May 10th, 2021

    Here’s Why You Should Avoid Mixing Stimulants and Depressants

    Mixing drugs together is not only risky but is also extremely dangerous. This is especially true when mixing stimulants and depressants. Since stimulant drugs and depressant drugs create opposite effects, a person’s body may react negatively and unpredictably. Only...