Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Brain, Recovery

Drug rehab

Approximately 115 people in the United States die every day due to opioid overdoses, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Millions of others struggle with life-threatening substance abuse and addiction. With the healthcare system struggling to keep up with this epidemic, a new weapon is emerging in the fight: telemedicine. Here’s a closer…

Codeine

Many doctors prescribe codeine for patients suffering from moderate pain. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that mixing codeine with alcohol can have dangerous, and even deadly, outcomes. Read on for a closer look at the consequences of mixing codeine and alcohol, along with information on codeine addiction and codeine addiction treatment. About Codeine and Alcohol…

Vials, pills and a syringe.

Drug addiction is linked with a number of impacts, ranging from problems at work and changes in appearance to physical health woes and financial challenges. One particularly dangerous consequence associated with recreational and prescription use and substance abuse is drug-induced psychosis. Here’s a closer look at the issue. Understanding Psychosis According to the National Alliance…

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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Blog, Brain

The most recent data is in from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and it’s not good news for Missouri residents. Not only have synthetic opioid overdose deaths undergone a significant increase in recent years, but the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in Missouri exceed the national average. Here’s a closer look at the…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Brain

Think you’re safe by sticking with the recommended guidelines for alcohol consumption? Think again. According to recently published research, the current thresholds for lowest risk pertaining to alcohol use may be too high. In fact, researchers are suggesting that thresholds for safer alcohol should potentially be lowered. Here’s a closer look at the data, along…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Brain

Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent out an emergency health alert about the dangers of a particular strain of synthetic cannabinoids which has been linked to deadly bleeding disorders. This is just one of many reasons why synthetic cannabinoid products are a threat to public health. Here’s a closer look…

Just under 40 percent of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults say they’ve been rejected by family members or close friends at some point in their lives due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, according to data from the Pew Research Center. Unfortunately, this rejection can have serious implications leading to complications including…

“Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication,” says the Mayo Clinic. Unfortunately, like many diseases, it is also one for which there is no cure. This does not mean,…

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Category: Addiction, Alcohol, Brain, Physiological

Addicts may be among the most misunderstood people in the world due to the many misperceptions that exist about them, as well as about the people who love and care for them. Unfortunately, these misperceptions can interfere with the path to recovery, which is why this article sets the record straight with a roundup of…

Over recent posts, we’ve been exploring the relationship between the brain and addictive behavior. Today, we’re pleased to present the fourth and final installment of our blog series, “Brain & Addictive Behavior.” Today’s topic? The invaluable role of rehabilitation in helping addicts cope with the physical and emotional aspects of addiction in order to embrace…