Doctor explaining detox for addiction to patient

Here Are 4 Reasons to Choose Detox for Addiction

People are resilient when given the tools to become successful. The same can be said about detox for addiction. When a parent steps back, watches their kids and lets them go, they are experiencing a unique fullness of seeing them grow away from them. Detox for addiction is much the same in the ‘you can…

therapist consultation of woman struggling with heroin use

People Who Use Heroin Are Still Stigmatized: How to Help Them Seek Support

Dependence and heroin use has grown a lot over the last decade. Heroin used to be less prevalent, but now dependence is increasing across all age groups, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. Heroin use has doubled among those who used to have lower rates of use (women and people who are white). For some…

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 sitting with hood on displaying one type of PTSD

What Are the Different Types of PTSD and How Are They Treated?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is categorized as a mental illness, typically developed by people who have suffered some trauma. For PTSD to be diagnosed, the person must have experienced their symptoms for a month at a minimum. The most common symptom is disturbing feelings over the trauma that the person experienced, making a traumatic…

man supporting girlfriend with borderline personality disorder

Yes, You Can Have Thriving Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder: Here’s How

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is like many mental illnesses people live with every day. It has its challenges, including complications at work, in relationships, and health. Relationships can be difficult for people with BPD, especially romantic partnerships or marriages. With mental illness, there are many complex circumstances but there is also fear of abandonment and…

man discussing polysubstance abuse with his doctor

What Is Dangerous About Polysubstance Abuse?

 Anyone can be addicted to substances at any point in their life journey. Drugs and alcohol do not interact well, no matter what the drug. It can create a perfect storm of challenges for people with pre-existing conditions, including health problems that require medical attention. Some substances interact negatively with others, which has a negative…

therapist discussing 4 issues woman will have to face in recovery

Women Face These 4 Issues in Recovery and Need Extra Support 

 Although people struggle with different issues in recovery, women, particularly, have certain needs that must be met to help them in recovery. Women are more likely to face addiction in treatment than men and ask for help, but they also have different needs when it comes to support they would benefit from that men may…

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…