what happens to your body during detox

What Happens To The Brain And Body During Detox

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What Happens to the Brain and Body During Detox The first step in the recovery process involves ridding the body of the all remnants and toxins from the substance. Sometimes just thinking about going through detox can cause so much stress and…
healthcare burnout

Healthcare Employee Burnout Can Lead to Addiction

COVID-19 Has Put a Burden on Our Healthcare Workers Who May Turn to Substances Working in the healthcare field is stressful. All levels of healthcare workers, such as doctors, nurses, and support staff, have to manage stress every day. Some…
medically supervised detox

5 Reasons Why You Should Commit to Medical Detox

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5 Reasons Why You Should Commit to Medical Detox When you commit to something it is a promise you make to yourself or others. A commitment is a sign of your character. When you keep one you have honored your word and did what you’ve said…
physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal

Detox Withdrawal: Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

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Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world. Harmful drinking leads to 88,000 deaths per year in the U.S. Alcohol is the third leading risk factor for poor health outcomes. Alcohol Detox Medical detox for alcohol is the process by…
quitting alcohol and depression

When Quitting Alcohol and Depression Symptoms Increase

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Does Giving Up Alcohol Make You Depressed? So you muster up the strength to stop drinking, but now your depression symptoms get worse. Alcoholism and depression occur together often. People who struggle with alcohol abuse may become depressed…
flakka drug

Flakka Drug Abuse and Addiction

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Flakka is a dangerous synthetic stimulant drug. Nicknamed the Zombie drug, flakka began to catch on some years ago in Florida. Since then the drug has found its way across the U.S. This cheap stimulant is more potent than meth or cocaine. It…
heavy drinking side effects

Heavy Drinking Side Effects

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If you or a loved one has a long-term alcohol use disorder you are probably well aware of the short-term adverse affects caused by alcohol abuse. These effects cut a wide swath through a person’s life, negatively impacting physical and mental…
xanax bars

Addicted to Xanax Bars

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Learn About the Dangers of Xanax Someone who struggles with anxiety or panic attacks may find relief with the aid of a drug like Xanax. Xanax is a sedative in the benzo class of drugs that quickly calm your system. Xanax is also a drug with…
Vaping Really Bad For Your Health

3-Part Series: Is Vaping Really Bad For Your Health? – Part 2

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Criticisms of Vaping There are a number of criticisms of vaping. Many complain about the second hand vapor cloud. Often stating they can taste the flavor of the vapor second-hand. Health professionals say that if a vape user has the flu or…
Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis

Importance of Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis

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Prescribing Medications More Effectively Last week we breached the topic of genetic testing and how it can affect mental health treatments. This week we wanted to dive in a little deeper and zero in specifically on dual diagnosis. But what…