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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. And according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 44 million Americans experience mental health disorders every year. Those numbers are growing.

As our country and communities continue to confront the impact of addiction and mental health issues, we must take a closer look at the causes, damage, and solutions. Written by our licensed, experienced mental health professionals, our blog explores a wide range of topics around substance abuse, mental health, and the effect on real lives. We invite you to read our most current blog posts below.

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Posts about Drug Addiction

Dealing with Addiction in the Workplace - Tips and Advice

Dealing with Addiction in the Workplace - Tips and Advice

Handling workplace addiction has become a critical area for employers as well as human resources departments.

Does Addiction Affect Your Personality and Behavior?

Does Addiction Affect Your Personality and Behavior?

Seeing drugs and alcohol have an impact on an individual’s personality is nothing new. Addiction not only changes personality but also has a significant effect on the victim’s personal and professional relationships, as well as other essential aspects of life.

Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Epidemic

Since the introduction of OxyContin, opioid prescription, addiction, and overdose have soared.

The Dissonance of Demi

The Dissonance of Demi

Fame. Wealth. Talent. Beauty. Adoration. Arbitrary indicators of success, of fortune, of health.

How Drugs and Sex Trafficking Can Go Hand in Hand

How Drugs and Sex Trafficking Can Go Hand in Hand

Sex trafficking has become a big concern around the world, especially in the last few years.

What You Should Know About the Designer Drug: N-Bomb

What You Should Know About the Designer Drug: N-Bomb

25l-NBOMe was discovered in 2003 as a synthetic hallucinogen that was originally produced to map the brain’s type 2A serotonin receptors in biochemistry research.

What are Character Defects of Addiction?

What are Character Defects of Addiction?

The human race is a melting pot full of people that are successful, charming, beautiful, or even addicted, who all possess faults.

Will Drug and Alcohol Addiction Affect Your Spirituality?

Will Drug and Alcohol Addiction Affect Your Spirituality?

You may have heard people say being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may indeed make them a better driver or even a funnier or nicer person.

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks Out About Her Addiction

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks Out About Her Addiction

When Kurt Cobain took his life 24 years ago on April 5th there was grief and loss for more than just his fans.

What You Should Know About Ritalin Abuse

What You Should Know About Ritalin Abuse

A user of Ritalin may have started using the prescription medicine as a child when they were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or might have maintained an distinctively high level of activity.

4 Behaviors that Occur During the Cycle of Addiction

4 Behaviors that Occur During the Cycle of Addiction

Although addiction is different for everyone, there are some distinctive behaviors that happen when people abuse drugs and alcohol.

What is Sub-Acute Detox?

What is Sub-Acute Detox?

For someone to get off drugs and alcohol there is typically a detoxification that the body must go through to be rid of mind-altering substances that can set off withdrawal symptoms.

Are There Phases of Relapse?

Are There Phases of Relapse?

Saying someone “slipped” is one of the terminologies that people in recovery will use to indicate that someone has relapsed.

Best ways to Cope with Your Addiction

Best ways to Cope with Your Addiction

Plain and simple – addiction is hard on your body, mind, and soul.

Why are Designer Drugs So Dangerous?

Why are Designer Drugs So Dangerous?

There are many different types of drugs on the market these days such as prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and designer drugs.

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Most of the time when addiction is reported about or brought to a local level, the news stories can be mostly about the crime aspect instead of what addiction really is.

The Importance of Pain

The Importance of Pain

About 300 million pain prescriptions were written in 2015.

Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

It’s difficult to define a subjective term like rock bottom because it’s different for everyone, but anyone who is close to addiction knows about this concept.

Warning Signs of Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse

Warning Signs of Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse

Do you suspect that your child is abusing drugs and/or alcohol?

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