Women’s Mental Health and Addiction

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Millions of American women grapple with mental health issues and the destructive consequences of alcohol and drug addictions daily. Understanding the connection between women’s mental health and addiction can provide insight into the most effective methods of prevention and treatment. Early research on the causes and effects of addiction and its relationship to mental health […]

The Roadblocks in Addiction Recovery (And How to Overcome Them)

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Understanding the roadblocks in addiction recovery isn’t just the responsibility of the care provider. While highly-trained professionals are able to recognize the signs of addiction and help those suffering from the disease find their way to recovery, beating the addiction battle that’s plaguing our communities must be a group effort. From the families affected to […]

Prescription Drug Abuse In Colleges

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It’s what every parent fears when they send their young adult off to college—that they’ll somehow become addicted to alcohol or get involved with drugs. And, with prescription drug abuse in colleges becoming an epidemic[1], experts warn it’s only getting worse as the opioid addiction crisis continues to grow. Parents certainly worry with good reason. […]

The 5 Most Addicting Prescription Drugs and Why Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Can Save Lives

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The most addictive drugs in the marketplace are terrifying because well-intentioned doctors prescribe them to patients every day. We have listed the five most addicting drugs available today. Addiction to prescription medication is common because these medications are powerful, and you must be aware before filling your prescription, even if you think your physician has […]

Short & Long Term Meth Side Effects

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Methamphetamine, usually abbreviated as meth, is a synthetic stimulant. Some methamphetamines are prescribed to treat certain conditions, especially ADHD, but more effective prescriptions have been developed in recent years to replace them. Nevertheless, a homemade version called crystal meth continues to be a popular drug for recreational use. Crystal meth may be smoked, snorted or […]

What Is the Root Cause of Addiction?

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Addiction costs Americans more than $700 billion annually in productivity, lost work, health care, and crime. Alcohol addiction costs the country about $250 billion while drug addiction costs about $270 billion. As shocking as these statistics might be, they only show a small part of the cost of drug addiction. The human toll is much […]

California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

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Recovery Starts with Substance Abuse Treatment For drug and alcohol users, the thought of attending an inpatient rehab can seem more than a little intimidating. After all, checking into an unfamiliar clinic with strangers for therapists and other drug users as roommates is usually the last thing an addict wants. But as it turns out, […]