The Codependent Relationship Between PTSD and Substance Abuse – Break the Cycle

The ties between PTSD and substance abuse has been revealed long ago. People entering drug rehab centers in California have to cope with both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and drug/alcohol abuse. Often, PTSD is the underlying reason for being addicted to various substances. PTSD is a result of witnessing or experiencing traumatic situations like accidents and Read More

New Drug is 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

The experimental drug W-18 has resurfaced and is keeping law enforcement on high alert In the 1980s, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta manufactured a series of experimental opioids. Their research concluded that one of the formulations, referred to as W-18, is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl which until recently, Read More

What Does Donald Trump’s Presidency Mean for Addiction Treatment?

Since 1999, deaths from opioid abuse have quadrupled across the United States, tearing through citizens of all classes of our society and waking up our politicians to a much bigger problem. It’s not just addiction that’s the problem – it is how we treat it. In our recent election, candidates from both sides of the Read More

Psychological Factors that Inhibit Seeking Help

In the article “Avoidance of counseling: Psychological factors that inhibit seeking help” (2007) the authors discuss the techniques used to help counselors reach out to reluctant clients (p.410). The authors begin by pointing out the way a person initially enters treatment. They say that “…the act of seeking professional help” is a process of “…approach/avoidance Read More

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