Are There Consequences to Marijuana Use?

What are the consequences of marijuana use

There’s a comm misconception that because marijuana is becoming legal in many states that it is not an addictive drug. However, this is not true. Even though marijuana comes from a plant (specifically a cannabis plant, including the cannabis indica plant and cannabis sativa), it can be very addictive, and using it consistently can cause […]

Benefits of Aftercare Treatment For Drug Addiction

benefits of aftercare treatment for drug addiction

Aftercare treatment plays an important role in supporting individuals who have completed their rehab addiction treatment and are continuing on their path to recovery and sobriety. An effective aftercare program can provide ongoing support, resources, and guidance to maintain sobriety as they work through the early stages and first several months and longer post-rehab.  Learn […]

Symptoms of a Xanax Addiction

symptoms of a xanax addiction

Xanax, also known as alprazolam, is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Benzos produce a calming sensation because they act on the central nervous system. As a result, prescribed Xanax is commonly given to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorders.  However, just like any substance abuse disorder, this drug […]

Drugs that Require a Medical Detox

drugs that require a medical detox

If you suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction, you might be tempted to quit using drugs cold turkey. However, quitting suddenly can be very dangerous and a shock to your system. That’s why the first step toward addiction recovery is detox. This allows your body to remove toxins from drug and alcohol use so […]

What Does a Typical Day in Residential Addiction Treatment Look Like

what does a typical day in residential addiction treatment look like

Residential addiction treatment, also known as inpatient rehab, is a type of addiction treatment program that provides 24-hour care and support for individuals struggling with substance or drug abuse. This type of treatment involves staying at a facility dedicated to helping individuals overcome substance use disorders, typically for a period of 30 to 90 days […]

What Are The Advantages of Inpatient Care For Substance Use Disorder

what are the advantages of inpatient care for substance use disorder

Inpatient treatment for substance use disorder involves individuals residing at a facility for a specific duration of time. This is done to receive intensive treatment and assistance. This method of treatment is particularly beneficial for those who have severe or long-standing addiction issues. While undergoing inpatient drug rehab, individuals are provided with a comprehensive treatment […]

What is Complex PTSD

What is Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD, also known as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, can be a debilitating mental health condition that is the result of severe psychological harm over the long term. In this article, you’ll learn the difference between CPTSD and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, how having CPTSD can lead to drug addiction, and the treatment options […]

What are the Effects of Prescription Drugs

What are the Effects of Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse is a common form of drug addiction that includes taking prescribed medications in ways that were not originally intended by your doctor. The effects of prescription drugs can be dangerous to your health and cause long-term damage as a result of drug addiction. Abusing prescription drugs can look like taking a higher […]

How Long Does it Take For Drugs To Be Cleared From the Body?

How long does it take for drugs to be cleared from the body

Prescription drugs, illegal drugs, and alcohol all remain in the system for a specific amount of time after they are consumed. But the amount of time each particular drug remains in the body will depend on several factors.  In this article, you’ll learn which factors contribute to how long specific drugs stay in your body […]

What Does Gambling Do To Your Brain

what does gambling do to your brain

Gambling addiction is a serious mental health issue similar to drug or alcohol addiction. Gambling has become a problem when it begins to negatively affect your relationships, work, finances, health, or overall life.  The effect of gambling on the brain can make it easy for an addiction to develop quickly.  In this article, you’ll learn […]

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