Self-medication is a term that refers to the misuse of drugs or alcohol to manage the symptoms of a mental health issue or other health condition. People commonly self-medicate to..
Alcohol and drug use causes many side effects, including nausea, mood changes, aggression, loss of coordination, and temporary changes to the eyes. Temporary changes in pupil size, motion, and color..
Federal law prohibits buying any controlled substances such as narcotics, including Oxycontin, sedatives like Xanax, stimulants like Adderall, and steroids without a valid prescription from a medical professional. Buying drugs..
Individuals may refuse to go into a rehab program for a variety of reasons, including stigma, denial, and financial barriers. Understanding and addressing these challenges can help create more accessible,..
Group therapy activities and exercises at a rehab center are designed for a small group of people with shared experiences such as substance abuse or mental health issues. A licensed..
Mental health is a widely misunderstood issue. There is a general stigma around mental health issues that can prevent people from getting the help they need. Debunking harmful myths surrounding..
Combined Drug Intoxication, also called polysubstance abuse, occurs when a person consumes multiple drugs or substances at once. Ingesting multiple drugs is common amongst people with substance use disorders. Overcoming..
If a rehab center is JCAHO accredited, it means that the facility has undergone an evaluation and met standards set by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)...
There are several factors to consider when choosing between inpatient and outpatient care for addiction, including the severity of the addiction, safety concerns, and the availability of a support system...
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based treatment for alcohol addiction that is endorsed by the American Medical Association and other public healthcare agencies. MAT utilizes medication in combination with behavioral..