a man who has mixed alcohol and prescription drugs seems to have blacked out at the bar

Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

One of the greatest dangers of addiction isn’t a particular drug but rather the mixing of various substances to create drug cocktails, also known as polysubstance abuse. Alcohol is one of the most common mixers and most addictive substances available. However, most people mixing alcohol with prescription drugs can benefit from an alcohol addiction treatment…

Woman struggling with opioid-induced constipation

What Is Opioid-Induced Constipation?

Opioids can trigger a specific type of constipation known as opioid-induced constipation. Opioids work by binding to receptors in the body known as opioid receptors. When these receptors are activated, they block the transmission of pain signals to the brain. However, opioids can also affect the digestive system in a number of ways. For example,…