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Bridging the Gender Gap of Addiction Treatment Options

Substance abuse and addiction are devastating for anyone, but the journey of recovery can be a particularly difficult one for women. Women are much more likely than men to face a multitude of barriers when trying to get access to treatment. In fact, women are far less likely than men to even seek treatment when . . . . Continue Reading


Xanax Detox: What You Need to Know When Getting Help

Xanax is the most commonly known brand name for a prescription drug called alprazolam. This drug is part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which are essentially tranquilizers. These drugs are typically used as sedatives with a range of therapeutic applications, such as treating anxiety or panic disorders. The calming effect of Xanax happens . . . . Continue Reading


Risks of Ritalin and the Effects of Developing an Addiction

  Prescription drug abuse has become a central issue when discussing drug addiction in America today. Whether it is opioid painkillers like oxycodone, anti-depressants like Xanax, or stimulants like Ritalin there is a lot of focus on curbing the misuse of powerful medications. There are a lot of adverse effects associated with prescription drug abuse, . . . . Continue Reading


Putting the Narco in Narcolepsy: Connecting Heroin and Sleep Disorders

Most of the world is well aware of the numerous adverse effects of drugs like heroin. Considering the desolation of the ongoing opioid crisis in America, we have become increasingly informed as to the dangers of addiction and overdose death when dealing with these substances. Prescription painkillers and illicit synthetic opioids have all played a . . . . Continue Reading


Opioids and Opiates: Understanding the Key Differences

  We hear the term all the time- “opioid epidemic”- but people often get the keyword “opioid” confused with “opiate”, and honestly it is a completely understandable mistake. The two seem pretty much interchangeable in a lot of situations. However, there are a few differences that it helps to be aware of. So what are . . . . Continue Reading


Understanding Addiction and Recovery: By Thomas G. Beley

By Thomas G. Beley, Ph.D., LCSW Neurobiology, Behavior, and Addiction The addictive disorders have probably been one of the most confusing and elusive disorders to treat over the years. There is no other disorder that has created more confusion or controversy, or for that matter, debate as to what needs to be done for someone . . . . Continue Reading


Best 6 Tips for Making a Quick Comeback After a Relapse

One of the most difficult things for most people to face when it comes to addiction and recovery is a relapse. After someone manages to give up the substances and behaviors holding them back, it can be hard to feel like the work was a waste when things get hard and they fall back into . . . . Continue Reading


5 Powerful Books and Memoirs about Women with Addictions

If you look, you can find plenty of books by amazing writers about their struggles with substance abuse and addiction. Many individuals have written intense and intimate autobiographies about their experiences with the suffering of addiction. Some have even gone on to share their inspiring stories of recovery and rediscovering themselves. While there is no . . . . Continue Reading


How Does Medicaid Help with Addiction Treatment Programs?

A lot of people may not realize that Medicaid covers approximately one in every four American citizens. So, with drug abuse and addiction being such a hot topic, how much of this helps with addiction treatment? What is Medicaid? In an effort to keep it simple and still be informative, let us look at the . . . . Continue Reading


How Cops Helping Addicts are Changing the Conversation on Addiction  

On June 29th, 2018, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) organization celebrated its third year anniversary. That week, representatives from some of the more than 400 PAARI law enforcement partners joined public health officials and government leaders to honor the work the PAARI programs have done all over the nation to change the . . . . Continue Reading