Can Opioid Abuse Cause Mental Health Disorders?

Can Opioid Abuse Cause Mental Health Disorders?

In many instances, a substance abuse disorder like opioid abuse is either partially the result of self-medicating for a mental health condition or results in an individual developing mental health issues. Those struggling with addiction often have a co-occurring mental health disorder. This means they also struggle with issues like depression or anxiety. It’s important…

How To Stay Sober After Recovering From Alcoholism

How To Stay Sober After Recovering From Alcoholism

If you are recovering from alcoholism, staying sober should be one of the most important priorities in your life at this point. However, you may be thinking that staying sober is much easier said than done.  Alcoholism Can Be Difficult Do you feel yourself creeping towards a possible relapse? We at (Facility Name) alcoholism treatment…

Can Alcoholism Cause Depression?

Can Alcoholism Cause Depression?

Alcoholism is one of the most prevalent forms of addiction in the United States. According to some studies, one out of every eight Americans could drink enough to be considered an alcoholic. Binge drinking is especially problematic in the U.S. and disproportionately affects adolescents and young adults. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

How To Stay Sober From Opioid Addiction

How To Stay Sober From Opioid Addiction

Opioid addictions are among the most common substance abuse disorders in the United States today. Shining light on the opioid epidemic brought much needed awareness to the public. Even so, opiate addiction remains highly stigmatized and those with opioid addictions too often do not receive the help they deserve. Drug abuse treatment programs are a…

Is Detox Necessary For Opioid Addiction Treatment?

Is Detox Necessary For Opioid Addiction Treatment?

If you or someone you love is addicted to opioids, you may have started thinking about the different treatment options out there. While the most popular programs include inpatient and outpatient treatment, there are also detox programs available for opioid addicts, which begs the question, is detox necessary before starting opioid treatment?  To answer this…

Is Adderall or Vyvanse More Dangerous When Abused?

Is Adderall or Vyvanse More Dangerous When Abused?

Adderall and Vyvanse are both stimulants that are often prescribed for ADHD. However, Adderall is occasionally prescribed for narcolepsy, while Vyvanse is prescribed to treat binge eating disorders.  Adderall comes in two different forms, immediate-release and extended-release, lasting 4-6 hours or 12 hours. Vyvanse lasts about 10-13 hours total and only comes in one type….