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9 Alternatives to Antidepressants

9 Alternatives to Antidepressants women doing yoga in a field

Depression is a common issue that many Americans face. 16.1 million U.S. adults struggle with depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide.1 Many people with depression also have co-occurring disorders like substance abuse problems or sleep disorders that can increase the negative symptoms of both and make recovery very difficult. While only about […]

Can You Die from Sleeping Pills?

Can You Die from Sleeping Pills? woman taking sleeping pills

Approximately 9 million Americans (4 percent of adults in the U.S.) use prescription sleep aids to get a good night’s rest.1 But are these drugs safe? In 2019, following 20 reported deaths and 46 serious injuries caused by these drugs, the FDA mandated that certain sleep aid drugs include black-box warnings, which call attention to […]

Kratom Has Been Linked to More Deaths Than We Previously Thought

Kratom Has Been Linked to More Deaths Than We Previously Thought kratom addiction

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that kratom is linked to more overdose deaths than previously thought. Previously, kratom was linked to 44 overdose deaths nationwide. However, this recent report from the CDC found kratom was the cause of 91 overdose deaths in 27 states.1

Texas Overdose Deaths Have Nearly Tripled in the Last 18 Years

Texas Overdose Deaths Have Nearly Tripled in the Last 18 Years texas flag

The entire U.S. is facing an ongoing opioid crisis, and Texas is no exception. Although the Lone Star State isn’t typically known for being a hotspot for opioid overdoses, recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prove the face of the substance abuse problem in Texas is changing.

Ready to Get Sober? 5 Reasons Not to Wait Until After the Holidays

Ready to Get Sober? 5 Reasons Not to Wait Until After the Holidays calendar

The holiday season is a joyous and eventful time that many people look forward to. If your addiction has reared it’s ugly head and you’re finally ready to get help, the thought of missing out on the holiday fun may be a major deterrent. Although it may be easier to shelve the idea of going […]

What is Wet Brain? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is Wet Brain? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment wet brain

Cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and cardiovascular disease are some of the more common damaging effects of chronic alcohol abuse, but wet brain is also one of the lesser-known effects of alcohol addiction. Wet brain in aslcoholics is less common than some of the other side effects of alcohol abuse, but it can still occur. Here are the […]

Texas Opioid Overdoses are Increasing

Texas Opioid Overdoses are Increasing texas flag

According to recent news reports from Houston Public Media, opioid overdose deaths in Texas have been rising at a rate of about ten percent a year since 2014.1 As other states across the U.S. also grapple with increasing opioid overdose deaths, the need for high-quality addiction treatment continues to be high. Surprisingly, new data released […]

21 Must-Know Drug Overdose Facts

21 Must-Know Drug Overdose Facts international overdose awareness day

About National Overdose Awareness Day International Overdose Awareness Day originated in Australia and has since expanded to become a global initiative. It is observed on August 31 and is a campaign aimed at educating the public on the facts and statistics surrounding drug overdose, reducing stigma of drug overdose deaths, and encouraging preventative treatment, activities, […]

America Faces Record Number of Overdose Deaths in 2017

America Faces Record Number of Overdose Deaths in 2017 emergency building

New estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that drug overdoses killed about 72,000 Americans in 2017, with synthetic opioids being a primary factor for the drastic increase.1 To compare, in 2016, drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans. 2

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