Why Does Anxiety Go Away After Using Heroin?

Using Opiates for Anxiety is Dangerous People turn to chemical substances for a variety of reasons. Some people begin to use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms associated with an underlying mental health condition. Substance abuse and mental illness are very closely interlinked for a variety of reasons. For example, someone with depression might […]

Why Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment Important?

The Importance of Dual Diagnosis Treatment There have been multiple national surveys over the past several years that have concluded that as many as half of the individuals who experience a mental illness also suffer from a diagnosable substance use disorder. Substance abuse and mental health are very closely interlinked. Many individuals who struggle with […]

Reasons for Clinical Depression in Early Recovery

Why Are We Depression in Early Recovery? Early recovery can be an extremely trying time for a wide variety of reasons. Not only are you learning to live a life without drugs and alcohol, but you are essentially starting from scratch and learning how to be a functional member of society for what might be […]

Addiction Recovery and New Years Resolutions

Committing to Recovery on New Years Eve A resolution is defined as, “a firm decision to do or not to do something” and as “the quality of being determined or resolute.” When we make our New Year’s resolutions, we are committing to change our behavior and work towards self-betterment. We are either deciding that during […]