Can Addiction Cause Bipolar Disorder?

2022-02-17T16:35:41-05:00January 28th, 2022|

Having a co-occurring mental health disorder alongside addiction has its own set of unique challenges. Many often wonder if addiction can cause mental illness or vice versa, but the truth is that they both feed [...]

Schizophrenia and Addiction

2022-02-17T16:35:39-05:00January 6th, 2022|

Co-occurring disorders, such as addiction and mental health disorders, are often treated simultaneously at numerous treatment facilities across the United States. Common mental health disorders treated at these facilities include depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, [...]

The Basics of Heroin Detox

2022-02-17T16:35:15-05:00November 29th, 2021|

Detox is short for detoxification, meaning that your body is purging itself of toxins. There are two different methods to detox from heroin. One way is by cutting down heroin usage and enduring withdrawal symptoms. [...]

Understanding Opiate Replacement Therapy

2022-02-17T16:35:10-05:00November 12th, 2021|

Opioids are often found in the form of prescription medications for pain relief; however, some illegal opioids include heroin and fentanyl. This class of drugs can be highly addictive, and withdrawals can be intensely uncomfortable [...]

Why Dual Diagnoses Are So Common

2022-02-17T16:35:03-05:00November 5th, 2021|

A dual diagnosis is given when a person has a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder at the same time. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, about half of those who [...]

Why Should We Worry About Teen Marijuana Use?

2022-02-17T16:34:55-05:00October 23rd, 2021|

Teens may think that smoking or consuming marijuana is harmless compared to abusing “harder” drugs like cocaine or heroin. However, even casual marijuana use comes with its own risks that pose negative side effects for [...]

Addiction vs. Dependence

2022-02-17T16:34:47-05:00October 22nd, 2021|

When it comes to addiction, there are many variables that make it complicated to understand. Many often wonder if their drug or alcohol use is “bad enough” to constitute an addiction and, therefore, a need [...]

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