woman discussing with therapist stimulant drug abuse

What are Stimulant Drugs?

Drug abuse and substance abuse are among the most pressing issues facing society today. Unfortunately, a lot of people end up getting hooked on drugs from a prescription at first. Even though many people have focused on the dangers of opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse, and rightly so, they are far from the only…

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heroin and the brain

How Heroin Damages The Brain

If you or someone you know is suffering from heroin addiction, you probably understand that this can lead to serious issues. Heroin itself is an addictive substance that can completely rewire the brain. That is why heroin rehab is so important. Furthermore, many people who suffer from heroin addiction end up developing other mental health…

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How Does Family Support Therapy Help Families Dealing with an Addicted Loved One?

Sometimes, people don’t understand why it is so hard for those who use substances to simply stop using. They may assume that the individual has no will power or is apathetic. Family and friends could be struggling with conflicting feelings of care, love, and hope, but also feelings of resentment, mistrust, or guilt. The delicate…

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man staring at glass of liquor suffering from alcohol dementia

What is Alcohol Dementia?

When people can think about the damage that drinking can cause, they usually think about the liver, and rightly so. On the other hand, alcohol addiction is a serious mental health issue that impacts the brain. Specifically, alcohol dementia is a colloquial term used to describe a serious medical condition called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Everyone needs…

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Heroin Overdose Symptoms

When it comes to drug abuse and addiction, there are numerous culprits. One of the most common is heroin. Heroin addiction is a significant problem, and it can lead to a wide variety of dangerous symptoms. Unfortunately, many people end up in the clutches of heroin addiction stemming from prescription medication abuse. A lot of…

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bipolar disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder whereby the patient experiences unusual and significant mood changes, behaviors, energy, sleep patterns, concentration, and overall ability to meet the day’s tasks. There are three types of bipolar disorder: bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder. It is estimated that approximately 4.4% of adults in the U.S. experience the disorder…

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How Does Drug Abuse Affect the Heart?

Most illegal substances have unseen physical health effects. Rarely do we consider the potential health risks to our bodies if they are not externally apparent. Nearly every illegal substance negatively affects the heart in both short and long terms ways. Stimulants may be the most dangerous class of drugs for our hearts. Drug abuse and…

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All Grown Up and I Might Have ADHD! What Do I Do?

Most of us are familiar with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children. We may have sat next to somebody at school who always appeared disorganized, had problems sitting still, and seemed on a series of constant back and forth trips to the principal’s office. More recent attention has focused on previously undiagnosed adults…

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