Purple Drank

Purple Drank: What is in Lean?

Codeine has been widely misused for decades. When used as directed, codeine is a highly effective pain-relieving medication. When misused or abused, it can create a “high” sought by many who struggle with an addiction to prescription opioids. Codeine is the main ingredient in lean, making it a new and popular pop culture drink. For…

Withdrawal symptoms

Warning Signs: Withdrawal symptoms

Commonly abused substances, whether alcohol or drugs carry a significant risk of phycological and physical dependence. When you develop a dependency on any substance, you are highly likely to experience withdrawal symptoms when you reduce the amount you use or stop using altogether. The severity and duration of withdrawal will vary from person to person…

Addictionologist

What is an Addictionologist and How Can They Help?

As the opioid epidemic and other challenges related to substance use and abuse continue to rise, the need for trained addiction treatment professionals remains high. Depending on your treatment needs, finding an addiction treatment professional skilled in addressing your unique treatment needs can be complicated. Today, there are several specialized roles in addiction treatment medicine,…

What You Didn’t Know Roxicodone Can Do to You: 3 Warnings

What You Didn’t Know Roxicodone Can Do to You: 3 Warnings

Opioid drugs (whether synthetic, semi-synthetic, or natural) are used for various needs, including treating chronic pain conditions, post-surgical pain, and several other disorders. Members of the medical community have prescribed opioid pain relievers for years, in ever-increasing numbers, believing newer medications they were prescribing were less addictive than those that came before. Unfortunately, this proved…

A Brief History of Alcohol Addiction

A Brief History of Alcohol Addiction

Since the beginning of recorded time, alcohol has been part of American culture, and abuse, misuse, and addiction quickly followed. The struggle humans have with alcohol predates modern memory. For centuries, societies have struggled to find the balance between social alcohol use (alcohol use in daily life) in problematic drinking. This ongoing struggle has defined…

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Winter Self-Care and Addiction Recovery

Across the nation, winter has arrived. In many states, this means the arrival of colder weather, snow, and the strong desire to hunker down inside away from the chill outside the door. The winter season also brings along new stressors or helps to elevate those you may already struggle with. November and December are months…

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How to Use Family Support Groups for Addiction

Addiction is a chronic, debilitating illness that changes people in ways that are sometimes hard to reconcile. Alcohol and other drugs have a profound impact on the brain. Those who struggle with this disease sometimes say and do things that inflict emotional trauma on those they love the most. Often, those closest to individuals struggling…

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What is Executive Rehab?

What is Executive Rehab? For many of the twenty-one million Americans who struggle with addiction, there are often barriers to seeking treatment. For some, a primary obstacle is feeling unable to leave or take time off from their professional responsibilities to seek treatment at a drug and alcohol treatment facility like The Hills Treatment Center…

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What To Do In An Intervention?

If you live with or know someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may feel hopeless and helpless to do anything for them. You possibly feel as though nothing you say or do changes the situation or helps them in any way. It is also possible that you struggle with what to say…