In today’s fast-paced society, we’ve all become jaded by modern conveniences. We take it for granted that we can download a two-hour movie within just a few seconds, or order anything from a pencil to a car online and have it delivered within...

If your drug and alcohol use has taken control of your life, you may be considering rehabilitation treatment to help you make a fresh start. However, many people don’t know where to begin when it comes to their recovery process....

If you are battling an addiction to opioids or heroin and have already tried to quit using on your own, you have probably experienced unpleasant or painful withdrawal symptoms – such as fever, body aches, muscle cramps and insomnia – that drove you...

As the opioid epidemic continues to capture headlines and the attention of public health officials, another class of prescription drugs called benzodiazepines has quietly been contributing to a growing number of overdose deaths across the United States. Doctors commonly prescribe benzodiazepines, which you might...

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 46.6 million American adults – or one in five people – struggles with mental illness in a given year. Their statistics also state that among the 20.2 million adults in...

People who have developed a long-term addiction to drugs or alcohol experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when they quit using, including nausea, chills, vomiting, body aches, insomnia, mood swings and even hallucinations. Although these symptoms can be uncomfortable, they seldom last...

Long-term substance misuse often clouds your ability to make good decisions and have a healthy outlook on where you stand in life. On your most difficult days, you may feel as if you will never find the peace you seek...

Several factors determine how long opiates and opioids stay in a user’s system, including frequency of drug use and the type of drug. Most drug tests can only detect the presence of short-lasting opiates such as codeine for a few days, while long-lasting...

The problems linked to addiction go beyond merely affecting the addict’s life. Eventually, the implications of a drug or alcohol use disorder spiral out into their loved ones, causing relationships to become strained and putting an enormous amount of stress...

For many years, scientists have been working to determine the underlying causes of addiction, and what makes people more susceptible to addictive behaviors than others. Is it genetic, social, biological – or is it the result of external factors like upbringing? With the national...