Tricare Accepted Inpatient Rehab

Our military personnel matter to us all. Putting themselves at the service of our country is a noble calling and should be respected. Whether they are currently active duty or veterans, having available resources to help overcome a substance use disorder is essential. These brave individuals put their lives on the line for our freedoms […]

Librium Withdrawal

As a member of the benzodiazepine family of drugs, Librium use, like Xanax or Ativan, has a high likelihood of leading to dependency. When taken for an extended period of time, individuals who misuse the medication are likely to develop physical dependence on it. While Librium has legitimate uses for the short-term treatment of anxiety […]

Coming Down Off Heroin

When someone finally arrives at the moment when they are ready to quit heroin they have likely experienced serious and devastating consequences from the addiction. Heroin addiction causes a wide range of serious health and mental health effects, as well as complete devastation of relationships, career, and finances. Once heroin takes hold of a person’s […]

gut health and mental health

Research suggests that there’s a strong connection between gut health and mental health, with one study noting that people with depression were missing several key species of gut bacteria. Depression, along with other mental health disorders, can result in people experimenting with substances to self-medicate, which can spiral into addiction. Substances can also cause havoc on […]

Codeine Addiction

Codeine is an opiate medication used for treating pain or suppressing cough. Codeine addiction can occur through an increase in tolerance and dosage of the prescription opioid over time, or due to recreational codeine abuse. Cough medications that contain codeine are now available only by request or prescriptions, having been removed from the aisles due […]

dope sick symptoms

If you’ve ever heard this term before, you may be wondering, ‘what is dope sick?’. The term “dope sick” refers to the condition of experiencing withdrawal symptoms due to opiate addiction. The person may initially discover they are addicted to prescription painkillers when they stop taking the pills and begin to feel intense flu-like symptoms. […]

Functioning Alcoholic

Not all alcoholics fit the “typical” mold. There are some individuals who manage to hold down high-level professional positions and seem to have it all together, yet they also happen to have a moderate alcohol use disorder. They are able to conduct their usual daily tasks and juggle significant stressors without showing the usual signs […]

accused of drinking alcohol at work

Times have certainly changed, and for the better. For decades it was considered the norm for executives to imbibe in the office. Many offices even had dedicated liquor cabinets, featuring ornate decanters filled with Scotch whiskey and hi-ball glasses at the ready. Alcohol was considered a kind of social tool, helping executives navigate their business […]

sober up from drugs

When learning that someone is ready to sober up from drugs or alcohol, following cheers of delight the assumption is that this simply involves discontinuing substance use. A general lack of understanding about the science of addiction is at the center of this very common naiveté. In fact, addiction and chemical dependence dictate thought and […]

Doctors who Specialize in Benzo Withdrawawl

One hundred and twenty-seven million prescriptions. That is how many prescriptions have been filled in the U.S. for the wildly popular drug class, benzodiazepine—commonly referred to as “benzos”—according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Benzos are a class of Schedule IV controlled substances that include fifteen approved medications, including such brands as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium, to […]