Signs That a Loved One Is Addicted to Opiates

Opiates are types of medications intended to manage pain and minimize the ill effects of a number of physical and emotional disorders. When used responsibly and for limited amounts of time, these medications can help a person enjoy a reasonable quality of life as the underlying condition is resolved. Unfortunately, opiates are addictive and it’s… Continue Reading Signs That a Loved One Is Addicted to Opiates

Health Concerns Associated With Alcohol Abuse

Quality of life improves greatly for alcoholics who find their way into recovery. Unfortunately, there is a hidden side of alcohol addiction that you cannot see – internal damage to your body. Excessive alcohol use over time can wreak havoc on your organs, setting you up for cardiovascular disorders, neurological disorders, liver complications, digestive disorders,… Continue Reading Health Concerns Associated With Alcohol Abuse

Overcoming Addiction for Individuals With Complex Trauma

Facing our past is almost never easy. After all, you moved on to the present for a reason, right? Sometimes, though, we find ourselves consumed by our addiction for more reasons than just our own bad choices. And, sometimes it comes from something – such as complex trauma – that has affected us long before… Continue Reading Overcoming Addiction for Individuals With Complex Trauma