Understanding the Connection Between Alcoholism and Mental Illness

If you or someone you love is stuck in the harmful cycle of alcohol addiction, you may feel at a loss when it comes to determining the best action to take. This can be especially true for individuals living with co-occurring disorders or a dual diagnosis. Fortunately, effective and highly individualized treatment is attainable in Read More

Cocaine Connections

Cocaine users who try to get treatment for their addiction experience a rather high rate of relapse after completing their time in rehab. Unlike opioids, cocaine does not have any special drugs that aids in the process of quitting, called Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). This does not mean there are no efforts being made toward Read More

Drug Addiction and Neurobiology

The number of drug overdoses in 2018 was more than that of fatal car accidents for the first time ever which has been a motivator in modern medicine’s pursuits into understanding addiction every way possible. From psychology to chemistry, medical research has been ramping up around the phenomenon known as addiction as it has also Read More

What Does Cocaine Do To A User?

Cocaine has multiple ways it can be used which include smoking it, injecting it and snorting it. Snorting cocaine, which is to inhale a powder form of the drug in through the nose, is one of the more popular ways of use, which brings with it some unique effects on the body. Compared to other Read More

When Reality Becomes Less Than Reality

When looking at how addiction tends to manifest itself, it’s useful to look at the perception of reality to the person who abuses drugs or alcohol. Because of the very nature of what happens to a person’s mood when actively affected by a substance, their view of reality can become distorted. One of the more Read More