man talking to therapist about weight gain while taking anti-depressants

Is Weight Gain a Challenge When Taking Anti-Depressants?

Antidepressant therapy is a great way to find support for people who struggle with depressive symptoms and need extra help navigating life effectively. Medication is often used for the treatment of depression, along with other substance use disorders, so it becomes a somewhat complex issue. Weight gain can be one unfortunate side effect of treating…

man explaining signs of amytal abuse to therapist

What Are Signs and Symptoms of Amytal Abuse? 

Barbiturates are typically used to treat sleep disorders but may be used for anesthesia in hospitals. The drug works to increase a sense of calmness in the nerves, to slow it down, and help a person sleep. Amytal is one such drug that people have been taking for decades. It is highly likely a person…

two men working through complications of LSD use with counselor

What Are Some Complications of LSD Use?

Taking LSD may not seem like a bad idea to some people, but at the moment nothing seems like a bad idea (until it is). Over the days, months, and years, LSD can become a life-altering drug that changes the way the brain works. Changes to the neurotransmitters impact a person psychologically, which alters the…

doctor showing man ways to recover after the impact of marijuana addiction

What is the Impact of Marijuana Addiction? 

Marijuana Addiction exists because people struggle to quit using the drug once they start. There are many reasons for this, but the impact can be further reaching than people realize. Cannabis seems harmless but it is not necessarily that way for some people. The main ingredient, THC, can change how people think and behave. Without…

man sitting and staring in old building while abusing Adderall

Why is Adderall Abuse So Dangerous?

Prescription drugs are on the rise across America. Drug use has always been part of the American landscape in some form or another, legal or illegal. Current times suggest opioid use is creating difficult challenges for people whose loved ones become addicted as so many are struggling right now with the epidemic. Opioids are not…

man addicted to caffeine drinking coffee for breakfast

Is Caffeine Addiction Really That Serious?

Millions of people flock to coffee houses in the morning to grab a cup of joe, or coffee, or something flavored with coffee sprinkled in it. To be exact, there is one place in particular many people go several times a week for an expensive cup of coffee or similar drink with lots of sugar.…

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What is Mexican Black Tar Heroin?

People who are addicted to heroin are typically looking for many different drugs and ways to achieve that goal. This might mean taking drugs they have never tried before or try to achieve a certain type of high. OxyContin is one drug people are using more for the high they can achieve, while black tar…

doctor discussing the risks of snorting drugs with rehab client

What Are the Risks of Snorting Drugs?

People use drugs in all sorts of ways. Some might abuse prescription pills by taking too many, some inject drugs, and others resort to snorting for the high it provides. Snorting drugs is a means to get more into the system more quickly. It enters the bloodstream through the nose and can be absorbed quickly.…

group therapy meeting about anxiety impacting health long term

Can Anxiety Impact My Health Long Term?

A flat tire can take out your car when you are driving down the road. Your laptop may take up hours of work when it decides to go kaput. These are minor things in the scheme of life but all anxiety-producing in the moment. Anxiety comes in small and big packages as life comes and…

man watching sunset on motorcycle

Can Smoking Jeopardize Recovery?

A key ingredient to recovery from addiction to alcohol or drugs is a healthy lifestyle. Treatment and rehab professionals agree mere abstinence is not enough for recovery. Some other components of health and wellness must be abided by if a person wants to stay focused on long-term goals. Smoking is one way people with addiction…