Mental Health Disorders Commonly Tied to Addiction

Mental Health Disorders

The intricate relationship between mental health disorders and addiction is often unexplored, yet its understanding is crucial for effective diagnosis and treatment. When mental health issues like depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder coexist with substance abuse problems, the term “dual diagnosis” comes into play. Understanding the dynamics of dual diagnosis is vital because treating one […]

10 Signs That You’re Enabling a Loved One’s Addiction

10 Signs That You're Enabling a Loved One's Addiction

When a family member grapples with addiction, it can be an emotionally overwhelming and challenging experience for all those involved. As caring and compassionate individuals, we often offer support and assistance, hoping to alleviate their pain and difficulties. However, there’s a fine line between providing genuine help and inadvertently enabling their destructive behaviors. Enabling, with […]

The Journey to Dual Diagnosis Recovery

Journey to Dual Diagnosis Recovery

The journey towards dual diagnosis recovery showcases the remarkable resilience of individuals who navigate the complexity of mental health and substance use disorders. It is a path that offers healing and holds immense importance in transforming lives. Dual diagnosis recovery goes beyond simply addressing one aspect of a person’s well-being; it recognizes the complex interaction […]

How to Help a Friend Who Has Relapsed: Dos and Don’ts

How to Help a Friend Who Has Relapsed: Dos and Don’ts

While we try to give our friends in recovery support, we can’t control their behaviors. Relapse isn’t always a part of someone’s story, but it happens. It can be hard on us to hear that someone we know has relapsed and if they reach out for our help, we might not always know what to […]

Alcoholics Anonymous Unmanageability List

AA Unmanageability List

The first step of Alcoholics Anonymous states, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable.” Unmanageable is only printed once in the first 164 pages of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, which in the first step. It’s left many people to interpret what unmanageable means in the book. […]

How Alcoholics Anonymous Third Step Prayer Works

Alcoholics Anonymous Third Step Prayer

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as weunderstood Him. Step 3 When a newcomer is in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, the third step prayer can cause some confusion. Often people will say to do the third step prayer, someone has to “just turn it […]

Dextromethorphan Addiction Facts

Dextromethorphan Addiction Facts

What Is Dextromethorphan? Dextromethorphan is the active ingredient found in a number of cold and cough suppressants commonly sold without prescription. Some of the more popular over the counter cough medicines with this particular ingredient include Robitussin DM, Robitussin Cough and Congestion, Vicks 44E, and Mucinex DM. If used according to the label instructions, the […]

Comorbid Drug Abuse & Mental Illness

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Morbidity & Comorbidity The term morbidity refers to the incidence of disease, & comorbidity is the occurrence of two disorders or illnesses in one individual. These disorders coexist when a person experiences the effects of both simultaneously, regardless of which disorder appeared first. The term is commonly used when describing a link between mental illness […]

Hydrocodone Addiction Facts & Treatment

Hydrocodone Addiction

What Is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is an analgesic often combined with Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and Aspirin. Sold under the name of Vicodin, Lorcet, and Vicoprofen, Hydrocodone is a synthetically modified, opiate derivative that is marketed as a pain killer. Hydrocodone Addiction Hydrocodone addiction can lead to severe and life-endangering withdrawal symptoms. Regular use of products with Hydrocodone […]

GHB Addiction Facts

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What Is GHB? Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid, also known as Liquid Ecstasy, Soap, Liquid X, Georgia Home Boy, Salty Water, and Scoop is a fast-acting depressant that has been known to cause people to lose consciousness and suffer from amnesia within ten minutes of ingesting the drug. GHB is a harmful substance, regardless of the dosage […]