Why Is Fentanyl So Lethal?

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an alarming statistic: the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have topped 100,000 a year. Most people consider cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin among the most dangerous street drugs. However, in recent years, fentanyl — including prescription and illicit sources — is claiming the […]

Understanding and Combatting Shame and Stigma About Addiction

Shame and stigma about substance addiction are common but harmful barriers to treatment. Addiction-related shame and guilt can also perpetuate the disease. It is time that society raises awareness about combatting such stigma so that more people can get help and feel supported in recovery. The Prevalence of Stigma The word “stigma” refers to widespread […]

What Harmful Effects Does Addiction Bring to Your Family Life?

Some people think that substance use is a personal choice. In reality, substance addiction almost always disrupts family life in traumatic ways. Spouses, parents, and children may all suffer from the devastating effects brought by a loved one’s addiction. This is true for people of all ages. Erosion of Trust Among Family Members Because many […]

What Is a Monitored Detoxification?

Detoxification from substances is a pivotal step towards recovery. It is also a mental and physical challenge. Detox can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Sometimes detoxification can also kickoff life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. This is why you need the help of medical professionals who can monitor this process to ensure your health and safety. Different Types […]

How to Cope With the Rise in Online Therapy Clients

  Online therapy has been available in some form for years.  Still, recent events have rapidly increased the number of clients who see their therapist remotely, according to a 2021 article in the American Psychological Association titled “Online Therapy is Here to Stay.”  Online therapy has become more mainstream for clients who would typically seek […]

How Do I Help a Young Adult Struggling With Addiction?

  Addiction knows no age. Young adulthood is one of the most confusing times of life, as individuals may be planning on going to college, moving out of their parent’s home, or finding a long-term career path. When addiction comes into play during young adulthood, things become more confusing and perhaps frustrating. Guiding and supporting […]