Drug addiction can be difficult to manage, not only because of the physical and mental strain that it puts on a person but also due to the withdrawal symptoms that come with it. Withdrawal occurs when a person stops using a drug after a long period of addiction and their body now has to adapt […]
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When researching treatments for drug and substance addiction, two of the most commonly-used options are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). These two treatment options have been studied and proven to be effective in helping with long-term recovery and facilitating the healing and development of patients. While CBT and DBT share some similarities, […]
Fentanyl in a Fake Prescription Pill The DEA has issued a Public Safety Alert warning the public of fake “prescription” pills which contain potentially lethal doses of fentanyl and methamphetamine. The DEA’s Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are […]
Society’s view on addiction has gradually evolved over the years. For a long time, addiction was viewed as an indictment of one’s character and a perceived sign of their lack of self-control. However, as our understanding of addiction has grown over time, so has our perception of it. We now see addiction for what it […]
Alcoholism is a complex addiction that can be difficult to diagnose. Its complexity comes from the fact that it encompasses more than just frequent drinking and extends to a person’s behavior as well. Not all forms of alcoholism are obvious. In fact, in many cases, a person may not even be aware that they suffer […]
Spike in Benzodiazepine Overdose Rates https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7034a2.htm?s_cid=mm7034a2_w From April–June 2019 to April–June 2020, prescription and illicit benzodiazepine-involved overdose deaths increased 21.8% and 519.6%, respectively. During January–June 2020, 92.7% of benzodiazepine-involved deaths also involved opioids, and 66.7% involved illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Nonfatal and fatal drug overdoses increased overall from 2019 to 2020. Illicit benzodiazepines (e.g., etizolam, flualprazolam, […]
The signs of alcohol use disorder can be clear in some cases, but there are also other instances when things aren’t as obvious and the signs are much more subtle. Determining whether or not a person is suffering from alcohol use disorder can be complicated because signs of alcoholism come in different forms and feature […]
As a study of excess and recovery, West Hollywood was, is and will remain a party city with a burgeoning community of recovering addicts and alcoholics. Most retail blocks host more than one bar and cannabis retailer. The “cannabis lounge” has become the new venue promoting the City’s attempts at death-defying partying. Alcohol and cannabis […]
Addiction can intensify feelings of anger and exasperation and cause an outflow of emotion from those who suffer from the disease. These feelings can occur frequently, which negatively impact the relationships of those around the person suffering from addiction. The toxicity and negativity that spawn from the angry behavior caused by addiction, contribute to the […]
Meth is a powerful drug that can negatively impact the lives of those who use it. It’s especially dangerous because of its makeup and properties that allow for addiction to take hold very quickly after just a few uses. Signs of meth addiction can be subtle and requires knowledge of symptoms to recognize that a […]