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Heroin Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Withdrawals

Heroin is an illicit opioid that is fast-acting, highly addictive, and fatal when taken in high doses. Approximately 15,000 people died from a heroin overdose in the U.S.in 2017.[1] Heroin is derived from the poppy plant, found in Mexico, Asia, and S...
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The Common Link Between Trauma and Addiction

Underneath most addictions, there are mental and emotional factors that drive a person to abuse substances in the first place. When it comes to trauma, there is a distinct correlation between substance abuse, addiction, and childhood trauma. After al...
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Making the Connection: Chronic Stress and Addiction

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Some individuals are able to manage stress with practical, easy-to-implement coping skills such as exercise, breathing exercises, and meditation. However, stress affects people differently, and some individua...
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Life After Rehab: 6 Tips To Help You Stay Sober After Addiction Treatment

It is often said, “recovery is a lifelong process”. Completing a substance abuse rehabilitation program is not the end of your recovery – but rather the beginning. Many people leave rehab with conflicting emotions. Some may be excited to le...
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