CHAT WITH US
GET HELP NOW

Guidance



a woman leans against the wall and considers situational depression vs clinical depression

Situational Depression vs. Clinical Depression

Depression affects roughly 10% of U.S. adults at some point in their lives. There are several different types of clinical depression or depressive disorders that can be diagnosed and treated, as well as a short-term, more transitory type called “situational depression.” There is an important distinction to be made between situational depression vs clinical depression. …

Situational Depression vs. Clinical Depression Read More »

Addiction Recovery & the Negative Effects of Not Letting Go

Addiction recovery is a long and involved process for all concerned – not just the addict. But whether you are the addict in recovery, or the family members, friends or co-workers, one thing is certain: there’s no point in continually focusing on the bad memories. That just clouds the situation and makes healing for everyone …

Addiction Recovery & the Negative Effects of Not Letting Go Read More »

Coping with Opioid Withdrawal

Misuse can quickly progress to abuse and physical dependency. When you develop a physical addiction to opioids, coping with opioid withdrawal is difficult. Detox symptoms can become painful and overwhelming. Difficulty coping with opioid withdrawal symptoms is a major reason why it’s hard to recover from an opioid addiction without help from a treatment center. …

Coping with Opioid Withdrawal Read More »

Words Used to Describe Substance-Abuse Patients Can Alter Attitudes, Create Stigma

A new study finds that changing the words used to describe someone struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction may significantly alter the attitudes of health care professionals, even those who specialize in addiction treatment. Science Daily reports that Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have found that health professionals’ answers to survey questions about a hypothetical …

Words Used to Describe Substance-Abuse Patients Can Alter Attitudes, Create Stigma Read More »

a woman struggles with sleeping pill abuse on airplanes

Sleeping Pill Abuse on Airplanes

It’s no secret that people who are terrified of flying have been “medicating” themselves on airplanes for years with alcohol, anxiety medication and antihistamines that have a sedating effect. As more people rely on sleeping pills to get a restful night at home, more people will also struggle with sleeping pill abuse on airplanes. Some …

Sleeping Pill Abuse on Airplanes Read More »

a man asks his therapist about how long cocaine is likely to stay in his system

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

If you are concerned about how long cocaine stays in your system—perhaps because you worry how long the drug’s effects are noticeable or even detectable if you have to take a drug test—it is likely you are struggling with cocaine addiction. Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs in the world, and because it …

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System? Read More »

Common Relapse Triggers

Cravings and triggers can linger long after your last use, which is a major reason by 40%-60% of people recovering from a substance use disorder experience at least one relapse. A relapse occurs when you begin abusing drugs or alcohol after a period of abstinence. Thus, understanding how to cope with common relapse triggers is …

Common Relapse Triggers Read More »

Scroll to Top