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How to Talk to Your Loved One Addicted to Drugs
It's difficult to know how to communicate effectively with someone in your life who is addicted. So how can you show your love and support…
LGBTQI+ and Substance Abuse: The Numbers
​Because of homophobia, rejection from families, a history of trauma, and other such matters, LGBTQI+ people are more prone to use drugs and alcohol and…
What is the Difference Between Substance Misuse and Abuse?
The use of any substance - alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, etc. - is inherently dangerous. These drugs always carry the risk of addiction, dependency, or substance…
The Dangers of Mixing Gabapentin and Alcohol
​Any new prescription drug comes with potential risks and potential side effects. Gabapentin, also a prescription medication for epilepsy and other neurological issues, is no…
What is Kratom?
Kratom is an herb that comes from the tropical tree, Mitragyna speciosa, native to Southeast Asian regions such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New…
Understanding Gabapentin
According to GoodRx, in May 2017, Gabapentin was the fifth-most prescribed drug in the nation. As of August 2020, Gabapentin made the same list at…
Is Addiction Hereditary?
Two people can undergo the same back surgery and will be prescribed the same opioid painkillers for their recovery. However, in many cases, one of…
The Sackler Family Saga
From the rise of Purdue Pharma, to becoming the archetype villain of the opiate crisis, the Sackler Family has certainly evolved over the years. The…
Demi Lovato YouTube Series Highlights Star’s Fight With Addiction, Overdose
Only 10 years after her national television debut, Demi Lovato found herself minutes away from death. Read more...
Defining Alcoholism
Alcoholism is an addictive disorder in which the primary substance of abuse is alcohol. To define alcoholism, we typically consider the behavior and symptoms associated…
Ohio Statistics: Drugs and Overdoses
All over the United States, drug overdoses have been rising due to the global pandemic. The 12 months between May 2019 and May 2020 was…
What are Delirium Tremens?
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is the name used to describe the symptoms that ensue when a person who is a heavy drinker tries to cut back…
What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?
When you think of someone with alcoholism, you may picture someone who is always falling-down-drunk or whose life is in shambles. While that can be…
Dissociative Disorder and Addiction
If you’ve ever felt absorbed by a really good movie or book and “lost yourself” in it—you have experienced dissociation. Dissociation is when a person…
Dysthymia and Addiction
While most people have heard of depression, a lesser-known type of this mood disorder is called dysthymia. Dysthymia is a form of chronic, low-level depression…
Understanding Withdrawal Medications
Withdrawal medications are typically used during medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse and addiction treatment for drugs or alcohol. It’s important to understand exactly what withdrawal…
Habit Forming Drugs and Addiction Signs
At the start of a new year many people look for tricks to create new habits. Often, this means making exercising a habit, eating healthier…
How Can I Help a Friend with Addiction?
If you have a friend who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you are probably wondering how you can help. It’s difficult to see someone…
How Long Does It Take to Detox?
Any substance someone may be addicted may require detoxification, which involves removing addictive substances from the body. You may be asking yourself, “How long does…
What to Expect From an Alcohol Detox
Despite being legal, alcohol is actually an incredibly dangerous drug. There's a lot of potential for addiction and the process of withdrawing from alcohol is…