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

Change the Narrative

In 2019, it’s easy to see a disconnect between how new discoveries in sciences and medicines are disseminated into the public pool of what one might call ‘common knowledge’. While no information will ever have a one-hundred percent coverage where everyone knows that thing and it is the most up-to-date thing no matter how long 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

Missouri May Get Drug Monitoring Database

Governor of Missouri Mike Parson recently made a public statement declaring that the state is overdue for a statewide prescription monitoring database for doctors. In every state but Missouri, a state prescription monitoring database is instituted which makes preventing prescription drugs from ending up on the streets a great deal easier for law enforcement, helping Read More

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