The Latest: Understanding the Connection Between Alcoholism and Mental Illness

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

Key Things To Know About Angel Dust

What is Angel Dust?  Angel Dust is another term for phencyclidine, or PCP. It is a mind-altering drug that can trigger hallucinations. It has been around since 1950s. It was first used as a local anesthetic. However, Angel Dust was quickly banned when health experts realized that it had dangers effects.  How Does Angel Dust 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

Addiction Treatment Slowly Moves into the 21st Century

One of the most popular methods of treating addiction with a history dating back about one hundred years is faith-based. Programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and sister organization Narcotics Anonymous (NA) often rely on a core principle of surrendering to a ‘higher power’, often God, though some will say to skeptics that GOD is an Read More

Looking at The Addicted Brain

Studying the human mind is a difficult and lengthy endeavor for medical scientists, psychologist, psychologists and other fields with interests there. The primary reason is that to untangle many mysteries of how the human brain works we would have to break many laws which guarantee the humane treatment to all people. While it would make Read More

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