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What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe the co-occurrence of a substance use disorder (SUD) and a mental health disorder. Unfortunately, this term has become all too commonly used to describe those who are struggling with addiction.  As scary as it can seem to have both a substance use and mental health disorder, it […]

How Long Does Heroin Last?

How Long Does Heroin Last?

Heroin is an illicit and highly dangerous drug that has become increasingly popular throughout the U.S., Despite its ability to cause serious harm, this drug is popularly abused for its ability to produce a euphoric high.  A question many people find themselves asking when it comes to this drug is, “How long does heroin last?” […]

How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

Detox From Alcohol

How long it takes to detox from alcohol depends on multiple factors. These include how long you have been drinking, how much you drink, what you drink, and if you also abuse other drugs. If you drink alcohol every day or binge drink, you will likely experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms within a few hours if […]

The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse | Alcoholic Hepatitis

alcohol hepatitis

What Is Alcoholic Hepatitis? While the liver is a resilient organ, healing itself after a minor injury, its ability to regenerate has limits. After an individual habitually abuses alcohol for an extended period of time, the liver becomes agitated and inflamed, resulting in alcoholic hepatitis. Key points: The liver breaks down the alcohol you consume. […]

Rapid Detox: Risk vs. Reward

rapid detox

For a while, rapid detox became the shiny new treatment for addiction. In essence, rapid detoxification claims to remove all addictive substances swiftly and safely from the body. In reality, a rapid detox increases the risk of relapse and the potential for detox-induced coma or death. Despite the claims of rehabs who promote rapid detox, […]

Adderall Abuse In College Students

adderall abuse in college students

If you have ever asked yourself, “why is Adderall so popular among college students,” I suggest you participate in this quick exercise. Picture a college student— what image comes to mind? A general consensus might say: young adult, holding books.  There are typical two archetypes for the modern-day college student. The first example is an […]

Is Cognitive Distortion Preventing Your Recovery?

cognitive disfunction

Cognitive Distortion 101 To start off, what is disordered thinking, exactly. Disordered thinking is the result of cognitive distortions which are a pattern of irrational or exaggerated thoughts that make up your mental state. Cognitive distortions are the inner thoughts that cause you to falsely perceive reality. For instance, your general mindset is negative in […]