• What Are Harm Reduction Services in Recovery?
    Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

    What Are Harm Reduction Services in Recovery?

    When someone is struggling with a substance use disorder, that person must be accepted for where they are at. Holding a person to an unrealistic set of expectations is unfair. Not everyone can make the jump to sobriety overnight;...
  • What Is Holistic Psychiatry?
    Friday, February 25th, 2022

    What Is Holistic Psychiatry?

    Holistic refers to the “whole person” approach in health care interventions. It is considered a simultaneous focus on a person’s body and mind for complete and total healing. There are various treatment centers that view holistic approaches such as...
  • How to Do a Medical Intervention for Prescription Drug Abuse
    Thursday, February 10th, 2022

    How to Do a Medical Intervention for Prescription Drug Abuse

    People use the word intervention to provide an accurate description of a person putting themselves into someone’s life with the hope that they can alter their behaviors or the consequences of present circumstances. In many instances, interventions end with...
  • Opiate Pupils
    Thursday, February 10th, 2022

    Opiate Pupils

    The dark part of your eye is called the pupil. Depending on the lighting conditions, your eyes can grow or shrink. However, other factors, such as drugs, can also affect the size of your pupils. Opioids and opiates cause...
  • Adderall Overdose Symptoms
    Thursday, February 10th, 2022

    Adderall Overdose Symptoms

    Being able to quickly identify signs of an Adderall overdose can be lifesaving. Adderall is a medication that is designed to treat psychological disorders, and is very effective in doing so. However, because of its effectiveness and extreme potency,...
  • Does Alcohol Cause Inflammation?
    Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

    Does Alcohol Cause Inflammation?

    Alcohol is a popular substance and is often consumed without a second thought. Humankind has been making alcohol for at least 12,000 years. Unfortunately, alcohol and inflammation often go hand in hand. This is especially true when alcohol is...
  • Songs about Sobriety and Addiction Recovery
    Monday, January 24th, 2022

    Songs about Sobriety and Addiction Recovery

    Music is a powerful tool that can encourage healing. So, for anyone who is recovering from any type of addiction, songs about addiction recovery or songs about sobriety can be a force that can empower and inspire a person...
  • Drugs, Alcohol and High Blood Pressure
    Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

    Drugs, Alcohol and High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is called hypertension. Hypertension is a common condition in which the long-term pressure of the blood against the walls of your arteries is high enough that it could cause health problems eventually. Hypertension is determined by...
  • What is the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?
    Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

    What is the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?

    When it comes to narcotics, you may have heard the words opiates and opioids used in discussion, on the news, or in popular media. These words likely seem as if they can be used interchangeably. However, they can not....
  • Opium Effects
    Monday, December 27th, 2021

    Opium Effects

    Treatment for any sort of substance use disorder can come in many shapes and sizes. After all, there is no one-size-fits-all method for addiction treatment. For example, the treatment someone may need for a mild alcohol use disorder looks...
  • Effects of Alcohol on Skin and Aging
    Monday, December 27th, 2021

    Effects of Alcohol on Skin and Aging

    As we grow older and age, our skin ages. This is no secret. However, just as there are ways to keep your skin looking younger, there are factors that can contribute to the appearance of aging skin. This is...
  • Parts of the Brain Affected by Alcohol
    Friday, December 10th, 2021

    Parts of the Brain Affected by Alcohol

    Starting with the first sip, alcohol begins to impact brain function. For moderate or occasional drinkers, the impact usually starts with a pleasant buzz. The worst that will likely happen when drinking alcohol is that your night may end...