Category: Addiction

How to Recognize the Signs of Addiction

An addiction to drugs or alcohol doesn’t simply develop overnight. Addiction can start as simple experimentation with a substance or even a doctor’s prescription. When the individual begins a pattern of regular repeated use, a dependency is formed. This causes the person to compulsively seek out their substance of choice — despite jeopardizing their careers, …

What You Need to Know about the Deadly Drug Fentanyl

Fentanyl has been named a major contributor to the nation’s opioid crisis. The synthetic narcotic is responsible for the overdose deaths of celebrities such as Mac Miller, Prince, and Lil Peep. In a May 2018 study, Linda Richter, PhD, director of policy research and analysis for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse stated, …

5 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Spend Holidays in Treatment

Spending the holiday season in addiction recovery treatment may not sound ideal- and it’s completely understandable. Many people would like to pick and choose the days they are in treatment, especially during the holidays. Yet, you cannot pick and choose the days that addiction overtakes your life. Addiction grips onto every aspect of your life, …

Managing Alcohol Addiction During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of cheer, happiness, spending time with loved ones, and taking a break from the demands of everyday life. But for individuals in recovery from alcohol addiction, the holiday season can lead to increased feelings of anxiety, depression, and vulnerability. The holidays can be stressful for everyone. Stress is a …

The Connection Between Homelessness and Addiction

There’s no place like home. Coming home at the end of the day to a warm place to rest and be with family is something everyone can look forward to. Unfortunately, not everyone has this privilege. This is why every year on December 3rd, National Roof Over Your Head Day is observed across the United …

Frequently Asked Questions About Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you know that it’s a scary time for everyone involved. There is a feeling of uncertainty, fear, and negative emotions. Making the choice to move forward with treatment is a significant one that could be life-saving. When you or a loved one has chosen to …