How Does Drug Rehab Work?

How Does Drug Rehab Work?

You may be wondering: how does drug rehab work? Today, more people than ever before are struggling with addiction. According to the nonprofit organization SAMHSA, nearly 23 million Americans over the age of 12 years old currently have a substance abuse problem. This is significant considering the fact that only half of those who need…

Johnny Depp’s Battle With Substance Abuse: Addiction Amongst the Rich and Famous

Johnny Depp’s Battle With Substance Abuse: Addiction Amongst the Rich and Famous

Truthfully, the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard never should have been televised.  On December 18th, 2018, actor Amber Heard was published in The Washington Post with an article detailing her experience with domestic abuse. She did not name Depp in the op-ed, but he was heavily implied as the perpetrator in Heard’s story…

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….

Fentanyl: The Drug Fueling America’s Opioid Epidemic

Fentanyl: The Drug Fueling America’s Opioid Epidemic

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that has significantly impacted on the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States—so much so that it has almost single-handedly produced the latest “third wave”. Between 2013 and 2016, overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids such as fentanyl increased by 540%, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control…

Types of Therapy for Treating Opioid Addiction

Types of Therapy for Treating Opioid Addiction

When it comes to opioid addiction, there are many treatment options. However, it’s crucial to understand which type of therapy is the most effective. Whether you’re looking to address a substance use disorder or a painful childhood memory, each type of therapy has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some treatments are more effective than others,…

The Role of Wilderness Therapy in Treating Alcoholism

The Role of Wilderness Therapy in Treating Alcoholism

Wilderness therapy has been found to have positive outcomes for patients with a variety of mental health problems. Those suffering from substance abuse can also benefit from a program that incorporates wilderness therapy. The good news is that a wilderness program can help patients with substance abuse recover much faster than treatment in a standard…

Pandemics and Epidemics: What’s the Difference?

Pandemics and Epidemics: What’s the Difference?

Pandemic is a disease outbreak that is transmitted from person-to-person and is therefore considered a public health emergency. An epidemic, on the other hand, is a pandemic that affects an entire population or a region. Both pandemic and epidemic have the same root word, pandemic, which means “wondrous” in Latin. Both pandemics and epidemics are…