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Addiction and Mental Illness

Does mental illness occur before or after drug addiction? Studies show that people who suffer from mental illness are more likely to become addicted to a substance, often called "self medicating". Conversely, people who have suffered from addiction for years may later get diagnosed with a mental illness, this is called "dual diagnosis". Some individuals [...]

How Does Substance Abuse Begin?

No one factor can predict if a person will become addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. A combination of factors influences risk for addiction. The more risk factors a person has the greater the chance that taking drugs can lead to addiction. Some common factors are : Genetics, Environmental, and Developmental. -Genetics: The genes that people [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Recovery, Blog, Drug Addiction|0 Comments

Helping or Hindering

Your loved one is in the grips of addiction. You feel helpless because they aren't showing up for work, they're not paying their bills, and their rent hasn't been paid in two months. You fear they will lose everything if you don't intervene. Maybe you started paying some of their bills. You think if you [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Recovery, Blog, Drug Addiction|0 Comments

From Prescription To Addiction To The Streets

Our previous blog "From Prescription to Addiction" discussed the Opioid Crisis with doctors prescribing pain medications, primarily Oxycontin and Vicodin, to their patients to manage pain following surgery or other pain causing event. Many of these doctors and their patients may be unaware of the highly addictive nature of these medications. Inadvertently these patients may [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Blog, Drug Addiction|0 Comments

From Prescription To Addiction

One may unknowingly get caught in the grip of addiction just by following their doctors orders. Doctors usually have their patients best interests in mind, nevertheless some recommend or prescribe medications that could potentially harm the health and well being of their patients. In the late 1990's pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Drug Addiction|0 Comments