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Alcohol Use Has Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic, According to Study

Alcohol Use Has Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic, According to Study woman buys alcohol during the pandemic

A recent study published in JAMA Network Open in September of 2020 shows alcohol consumption among Americans (and particularly women) has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 This suggests more people may be turning to alcohol to cope with the lingering effects of the pandemic, such as job loss, mental health problems, and stress. A recent […]

Recovery From Drug-Induced Psychosis: How Residential Rehab Helps

Recovery From Drug-Induced Psychosis: How Residential Rehab Helps woman suffers from drug-induced psychosis

Substance abuse can produce many harmful side effects, with psychosis being just one of them. These types of psychotic events are serious and require professional treatment. Although short-term treatment will help, ongoing psychological care and addiction treatment can lead to lasting recovery and will also reduce the likelihood that drug-induced psychosis will occur again. Table […]

What Is A Recovery Advocate in Rehab?

What Is A Recovery Advocate in Rehab? addiction recovery group at rehab center

If you’re going to drug rehab for the first time, you’ll likely encounter many different staff members with various job titles. Although it can be confusing at first, you’ll gradually learn what each type of addiction treatment professional does and why their job is an essential part of your treatment experience. If you’re going to […]

Never Forget, But Keep Moving Forward

Never Forget, But Keep Moving Forward stories addiction recovery

All Zach Carlisle ever wanted was to fit in and have friends. He primarily spent his childhood in Flower Mound, Texas, where he grew up in a loving, supportive, and religious home. Zach yearned to really belong with a group of his peers even though he was a shy and reserved child. He connected with […]

Finding‌ ‌Hope‌ ‌In‌ ‌a‌ ‌Brand‌ ‌New‌ ‌Beginning‌ ‌

Finding‌ ‌Hope‌ ‌In‌ ‌a‌ ‌Brand‌ ‌New‌ ‌Beginning‌ ‌ stories addiction recovery

James Stewart was born on the East Coast but primarily grew up in Orange County, California. As a kid, he and his family moved around a lot, which was difficult at times but it afforded him many different opportunities and experiences. With the blessing of a supportive home and two loving parents, James describes his […]

Texas Drug Laws: What Happens If You Get Charged With Possession in Texas?

Drug laws vary from state to state, but in Texas, drug possession is a serious offense that could potentially land you in jail. If you are caught with controlled substances or driving under the influence in Texas, you could go to jail for a long time. That said, depending on the charges and your criminal […]

Oregon Becomes the First U.S. State to Legalize Magic Mushrooms for Therapeutic Use

Oregon Becomes the First U.S. State to Legalize Magic Mushrooms for Therapeutic Use magic mushrooms

With the passing of Measure 109 last week, Oregon officially became the first U.S. state to legalize psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) for therapeutic use in mental health treatment.1,2 However, the recent legalization of magic mushrooms for therapeutic use does not mean Oregonians can buy the drug at stores or take it home […]

How To Educate Children About Addiction

How To Educate Children About Addiction dad playing with his daughters

Children are likely to be exposed to drugs and alcohol in some capacity at an early age. The best thing parents can do to prepare and protect kids is to educate them about the risks. The ways in which parents approach discussions about addiction will vary as children grow and change, but keeping the dialogue […]

Experts Warn of Coronavirus Wave of Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse

Experts Warn of Coronavirus Wave of Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse man disintegrating

The coronavirus pandemic has left many Americans struggling financially, emotionally, and physically, as they face the side effects of social distancing, unemployment, physical or emotional abuse at home, addiction, and anxiety regarding the health and safety of loved ones. Often, people are left to face these challenging life circumstances without access to adequate help.

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