With the growing level of social media is coming a growing level of substance abuse. That leaves some people to wonder if the two are linked together in some way. At first glance, it wouldn’t seem like social media and substance abuse have anything in common. But a closer look indicates that there might be… Continue Reading Are Social Media and Substance Abuse Linked?
Often, the decision to quit an addictive substance is filled with ambivalence. This is especially true for individuals who are in treatment as a result of a court order, but even though those who seek treatment on their own may have a period of being unsure. Individuals worry about going through withdrawal, being strong enough… Continue Reading Motivational Interviewing and Addiction
In 2017, more than 70,000 people lost their lives to a drug overdose; many of them had an addiction disorder. Most will have also had family members wondering what they could have done differently or how they missed the signs. What are the symptoms of addiction? What Is Addiction? Addiction is a chronic condition that… Continue Reading What are the Symptoms of Addiction?
When people talk about drinking alcohol or taking a particular substance, usually, they focus on how it makes them feel physically. Little is said or acknowledged about the psychological dependence behind every person’s addiction. We must acknowledge the role of such dependence and develop a plan to address it. This way, they can reach true… Continue Reading Psychological Dependence
The relationship between depression and anxiety and addiction is a strong one. Because one in four adults with a mental illness also suffers from a substance abuse disorder, it’s critical to understand the connection for effective treatment. So here’s what you need to know and how to get help with substance abuse disorders for yourself… Continue Reading Understanding the Relationship Between Depression and Anxiety and Addiction
Stress is a known risk factor in addiction relapse. Finding the right coping skills is an essential part of creating a relapse prevention plan. For many, the stress triggers in their life are the underlying cause of drug or alcohol use. For others, it’s the stress of maintaining their sobriety that leads to relapse. Either… Continue Reading What are Some Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery?
Someone once said patience is a virtue. When it comes to dealing with others or even practicing self-compassion, being patient is a big part of the process. The alternative to patience is anger or frustration, both of which increase anxiety levels and might make it harder to feel good and make positive choices. How to… Continue Reading How to Practice Patience
Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 Today when we hear about substance abuse issues in this country the first point of discussion is the escalated opioid epidemic here in the United States. After all, it is most often reported in the news and is currently considered the most severe addiction problem in the US. Unfortunately, there is… Continue Reading Middle Aged People Are Dying from Alcoholism
Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 Importance of Finding a Provider Who Understands From substance abuse to intimate partner violence to peer bullying to loneliness, LGBTQ people experience mental health challenges that many times require professional assistance and support. But for many LGBTQ+ individuals, finding a doctor or provider who understands them is a challenge. Many fear… Continue Reading Finding The Right Professional Help For LGBTQ+ Individuals
Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 MY ASIAN UPBRINGING AND HOW IT HELPED SET THE STAGE FOR MY ADDICTION My name is Fendy, and I am crystal meth addict. I grew up in a small town in West Java, Indonesia. My three siblings and I were all raised by a single mom. From the time that I… Continue Reading My Life Journey As A Gay Asian Meth Addict