What Drugs Are Opioids?

January 25, 2023 By Nick Sparrow In Addiction Treatment, Heroin, Oxycodone
What Drugs Are Opioids?
Opioids are a class of drugs at the center of a national health crisis. Of the just over 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States, three-quarters of those deaths were due to opioid medications. While opioid overdoses and deaths are front and center in news headlines, many Americans ask what...

Is There Inpatient Treatment for Alcoholism?

January 13, 2023 By Nick Sparrow In Addiction Treatment, Alcohol
Is There Inpatient Treatment for Alcoholism?
Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. Data suggests that 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 12 currently have an alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism accounts for over 140,000 deaths in the United States each year, and men are three times as likely as women to die due to alcohol ...

Can Alcohol Affect Depression?

December 09, 2022 By Nick Sparrow In Addiction Treatment, Alcohol, Mental Health
Can Alcohol Affect Depression?
Alcohol is one of the most commonly used legal drugs in the United States. According to data from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 85.6% of people 18 and older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. Alcohol is legal, widely available, and socially accepted....

How Does Heroin Impact the Body?

November 11, 2022 By Nick Sparrow In Addiction Treatment, Heroin
How Does Heroin Impact the Body?
Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs. Not only does the drug trap users into constantly craving more and more of the drug to achieve their desired effect, but the withdrawal symptoms associated can make it physically and mentally difficult to quit. If left untreated, heroin addiction can destro...

Does Addiction Cause Depression?

October 28, 2022 By Nick Sparrow In Addiction Treatment, Mental Health
Does Addiction Cause Depression?
Mental health disorders and substance use disorders often occur simultaneously. That is to say that a person suffering from a mental health disorder can also suffer from substance use disorder simultaneously. The term given to this situation is dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. It is easy to...
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