Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: Which Is Right for Me?

Approximately 15 million people in the United States have an alcohol use disorder. It’s a chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking and preoccupation with alcohol due to physical and emotional dependence. Overcoming drug or alcohol addiction by yourself can be extremely difficult, but the good news is you don’t have to. The healing and supportive […]

How to Recognize the Signs of Heroin Use in a Friend

Would you be able to tell if someone you’re close to has a heroin problem? While there are many visible signs and symptoms of heroin use, they can be easily concealed. If you’re worried about potential heroin use in a friend or loved one, educating yourself is one of the best things you can do […]

The Link Between Grief and Substance Abuse

Grief is a natural response to loss, particularly to the loss of a significant individual or family pet. However, as was all too clear during the 2020 pandemic year, the link between grief and substance abuse can also be related to reduced social support, changes in employment status, financial hardships and a decreased sense of […]

Depression and Alcohol Abuse: Strategies and Treatments

Depression is more than just feeling sad, it’s a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. It can lead to a loss of interest in activities or hobbies and significantly interrupt your daily life. This persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that characterizes […]