Which Drug has the Highest Overdose Death Rate?

Nearly 100,000 drug overdoses occurred between March 2020 and March 2021, which amount to an increase of almost 30%. Opioids accounted for the highest number of overdose deaths. Deaths from the general category of opioids are closely followed by the number of overdose deaths that resulted from synthetic opiates like fentanyl.  Keeping this in mind,…

How to Deal With Withdrawal: 5 Key Tips to Know

How to Deal With Withdrawal: 5 Key Tips to Know

Are you looking to get sober from alcohol and drugs? If so, one thing you probably have on your mind is the withdrawal process. For many people, withdrawal can be the hardest part of overcoming their addiction. Withdrawal often comes with severe side effects, which can range from nausea to headaches to hallucinations. Luckily, there…

What Are the Requirements of an Intensive Outpatient Program for Drug Addiction?

What Are the Requirements of an Intensive Outpatient Program for Drug Addiction?

Choosing the best recovery program is a big decision. The road to a sober lifestyle is a rocky one, but the right treatment can make all the difference. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration(SAMSHA), a community of support is one of the four major dimensions of recovery. With that in mind, if you’re interested…

From Confusion to Clarity: How to Make Sense of the Chaos of Addiction

From Confusion to Clarity: How to Make Sense of the Chaos of Addiction

It happens all the time in the lowest of low states: the urge; the propulsion to figure out the problem. Whether you’re an addict in the depths of addiction, or a loved one reaching for solutions, there’s a desire to logically and rationally find the cause of a challenging situation, and follow with a nice tidy…

Get Your Fix of Dopamine: How to Increase Dopamine Naturally

Get Your Fix of Dopamine: How to Increase Dopamine Naturally

Motivate, elevate, concentrate: these are all superpowers effectively influenced by the power of Dopamine. Obviously, they are not superpowers, but they certainly may seem like it to those who have found themselves lacking in these qualities and have turned to drugs for a boost. And a boost is an understatement for the effect of drugs…

Acceptance is Key-How to Tame the Desperate Longing for More

Acceptance is Key-How to Tame the Desperate Longing for More

Some say addiction is a societal disease- tied to the act of endless consumption; never enough; more, more, more. This notion that if I could just get more I would find Nirvana, or at least feel better, shows a lack of acceptance. And for addicts and alcoholics, it can be even more enticing because we…