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Is Addiction Genetic?

If you’re struggling with an addiction, you may wonder whether or not it’s genetic. Learn more about the genetic component and other causes of addiction.

Jul 7th, 2021
Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms and How to Cope

Drinking alcohol may be sociable, but drinking too much can lead to abuse. When you decide to give it up, though, not drinking can lead to withdrawal, but it’s worth the effort. Learn about the symptoms and how to cope here.

Jun 22nd, 2021
How Do I Know if I Have Depression?

It’s not always easy to tell if you’re just down in the dumps or suffering from depression. Knowing the signs of depression can help you recognize when you should get needed treatment.

May 3rd, 2021
5 Signs of a Panic Attack

Panic attacks can be unsettling to experience, but they can be managed with the right type of treatment. Read on to learn some of the signs of a panic disorder that can benefit from therapy and medication.

Apr 1st, 2021
Treatment-Resistant Depression: Can Spravato® Help?

When traditional depression treatments fail to relieve your symptoms, Spravato® nasal spray may provide relief. Read on to learn how this relatively new medication can help if you have treatment-resistant depression.

Feb 16th, 2021
How Does PTSD Affect Sleep?

Symptoms of PTSD can hinder your ability to fall and stay asleep. Read on to learn the link between PTSD and sleep and what treatments may help you get a good night’s rest.

Jan 20th, 2021
Healing from Opioid Addiction: Reasons to Hope

While it can feel helpless struggling with an opioid addiction, there are reasons to hope. With the right treatment and support, you can recover from your addiction and go on to live the life you envisioned for yourself.

Dec 1st, 2020
How to Support a Loved One with Anxiety

Watching a loved one struggle with anxiety can be difficult, but there are several ways you can offer support. Read on to learn how you can help when your family member or friend has anxiety.

Nov 3rd, 2020
Can You Be Addicted to Marijuana?

Marijuana is now legal in many states and may be used for medicinal purposes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get addicted to the drug. If you’re wondering if you’re addicted to marijuana, here’s what to look for.

Oct 8th, 2020
5 Ways to Support Your Loved One's Recovery

Is your loved one entering drug rehab or recovering from alcoholism? Knowing what to do and say can be a challenge. Being there for them is important, but you may also need some support. Learn what you can do.

Sep 8th, 2020
The Not-So-Hidden Dangers of Prescription Medications

Are you struggling to maintain a heavy prescription drug dosing schedule? Are you worried about side effects being compounded due to being on so many medications? You’re right to be concerned, but we can help.

Aug 13th, 2020
The Road to Recovery through Rehab

Recovery from drug addiction can be a lengthy, challenging process. Can you truly recover outside a facility? With the right team of specialists at your side, outpatient rehab could actually be your perfect road to recovery.

Jul 16th, 2020
Healing from Addiction: What You Need to Know

Are you or someone you know in recovery from addiction? Some days, it can feel like two steps forward, and one step back. Find out what you need to know about healing from addiction so you can better understand the path ahead.

Jun 15th, 2020
Adult ADHD: Common Symptoms

Do you have difficulty concentrating, problems with finishing tasks, or feelings of being out of control? You could have adult ADHD, a condition that makes daily life difficult for many Americans. Read on to learn more.

May 5th, 2020
Complex PTSD: Causes and Treatment

Do you suffer from having experienced trauma over a long period of time? Is it difficult for you to trust people or build healthy relationships? If so, you could have complex PTSD. Read on to learn what it is and how it can be treated.

Apr 10th, 2020
What You Need to Know About Supportive Therapy for Addicts

Unlike traditional, insight-based therapies, supportive therapy focuses on meeting your comfort and needs. If you or a loved one are recovering from addiction, learn more about how supportive therapy can be an important part of your treatment plan.

Jan 1st, 2020
Spotting the Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is a complex problem, whether you’re struggling with alcohol, opiates, or other substances. But, by recognizing the symptoms of this condition, you can find the help you need to overcome dependency issues.

Dec 1st, 2019
The Long-Term Effects of Heroin Use

Every year, nearly 1 million Americans use heroin, a highly addictive illegal drug. Long-term heroin use leads to significant physical and mental changes and addiction. Learn more about the effects of heroin on your body and mind.

Oct 1st, 2019
When It's Time to Seek Help for Your Mental Health

Recognizing your own mental health symptoms can be tricky. Yet, stresses do build, and, if you’re prone to mental cycles, you need to know when it’s time to seek preventive care. Here are some signs and symptoms that may help your awareness.

Sep 1st, 2019
How to Get a Suboxone Prescription

There are some difficulties that we cannot handle on our own and addiction is one of them. For those that know someone struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to deal with this addiction and often the help of medication like suboxone is needed.

Jan 23rd, 2019
How Suboxone Can Be Used to Treat Opioid Addiction

Naloxone and buprenorphine are combined to form Suboxone. Suboxone is not the same as Subutex. It is a prescription medicine and the primary active ingredient is buprenorphine. It attaches to the receptors other opioids attach to.

Aug 22nd, 2018
Hydrocodone Addiction Treatment: The Process

Hydrocodone is a painkiller that is effective in relieving severe pain. Unfortunately it is a painkiller that can also become habit forming. Hydrocodone is abused more than any other opioid in the United States.

Oct 13th, 2015
Heroin Addiction Treatment: Getting Help Today

Heroin is a highly physically and psychologically addictive illegal drug that can be injected, smoked or sniffed. One of the greatest dangers associated with heroin is its ability to cause individuals to become both physically and psychologically dependent

Sep 1st, 2015
Opioid Use Disorder: The Effects & Symptoms

Opioid use disorder is more common than many people think. Addiction to opioids is on the rise, and is a serious public health problem with potentially devastating consequences.

Dec 23rd, 2014
When Does Heavy Drinking Become Alcoholism?

Not all who abuse alcohol become alcoholics. Sometimes, it can develop suddenly in response to stressful changes such as a breakup or job loss. Or, alcoholism can start slowly as your tolerance to alcohol increases. If you drink every day or binge drink, t

Dec 19th, 2014
All About Addiction

What is Addiction? First, let’s break down addiction by its definition: Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.

Dec 12th, 2014