Sometimes seeking addiction or mental health treatment can be an overwhelming process. There are many factors to consider along with personal goals and preferences. Two of the more common forms of addiction treatment include IOP treatment (intensive outpatient program) and PHP treatment (partial hospitalization program). While both of these treats addiction and have similar features,… Continue reading PHP vs. IOP: What’s the Difference?
After deciding to attend addiction treatment, individuals must decide which type of addiction treatment program they want to attend: inpatient vs. outpatient rehab. This is arguably an even bigger decision than the one to attend addiction treatment. That’s because, for rehab to work, it’s vital to attend the type of addiction treatment program that will… Continue reading Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: Making the Right Decision for Your Journey
Some prescription drugs are more addictive than others. Most of the most addictive pills affect your brain’s reward system by flooding it with dopamine, a neurotransmitter, that results in a pleasurable “high” that can motivate you to use the drug again and again. This results in a tolerance that can push you to increase your… Continue reading What Are the Most Addictive Prescription Drugs?
Drinking alcohol represents celebration, culture, part of socialization, and everyday life. While this may be the case, and having one or two beers, liquor, or glasses of wine is normal, drinking too much alcohol can not only make you drunk and lower your inhibitions, but it can also cause brain damage and severe harm to… Continue reading How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?
On October 10th, World Mental Health Day will be observed to remind us all of the importance of mental health awareness. On this day, mental health providers have a platform to talk about what is still needed for people struggling with mental health issues. When we discuss these issues openly, it makes it easier for… Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2020: Raising Awareness
Heroin addiction can significantly impact all aspects of a person’s life not only when they are using, but also afterward, physically, mentally, and socially. Whether you are suffering from an opioid use disorder (OUD) yourself, or helping a loved one fight this controlling disease, it’s easy to forget, but there are others out there fighting… Continue reading The History of Heroin