LGBTQ+ Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

American individuals of any background, age, gender, etc. suffer from addiction and mental health issues. However, some sects of society may be at higher risk of developing addictions or mental health conditions. Unfortunately, members of the LGBTQ+ community experience substance abuse and adverse mental health at a higher rate than the heterosexual and cisgender population. […]

Veterans and PTSD: Finding Treatment with TRICARE

Substance use disorders have been proven to have clear connections with specific risk factors. The main subject of intensive research is the link between post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder. The presence of trauma is a clear risk factor for later developing a substance use disorder. The attempt to self-medicate often exacerbates the symptoms […]

Vicodin Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Vicodin is a prescription painkiller containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is a synthetic opioid that mimics the effects of stronger opioid drugs, like heroin and morphine. As a result, many people who abuse the drug end up addicted to it. Being highly addictive and marked by […]