Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic disease that alters how the brain functions and disrupts everyday life. Drug addiction is caused by many factors that are biological, psychological, and environmental. Whether someone is abusing prescription pills from a doctor or using illicit drugs like heroin or fentanyl, addiction is a chronic disease that can be deadly if left untreated.
Drug Addiction

How Addiction Changes Your Personality

Addiction alters brain activity, leading to personality changes. Find out the different ways addiction can affect you and what you can do to reclaim your life.
Addiction Treatment

Meth Detox: What You Can Expect

Meth is a highly addictive drug which is why going through meth detox is particularly hard. Learn about withdrawal symptoms and length of detox.
Drug Addiction

9 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

There are many misconceptions about addiction that can create stigma surrounding the disease. Here we separate the facts about addiction from myths.
Drug Addiction

Tranq: Dangerous Street Drug Gaining Popularity

“Tranq” is a street name for the animal tranquilizer xylazine, which is popping up all across the US. Read about the effects of this drug.
Blog

What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

After the physical symptoms of withdrawal subside, many people experience post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Learn how to manage these symptoms.
Recovery

What You Say Matters: How Society Talks About Addiction

When it comes to addiction, what you say matters. Learn about what language stigmatizes addiction and creates further harm than help.
Drug Addiction

How to Recognize Cocaine Addiction

By recognizing the signs of cocaine use, you can better understand someone's drug abuse and get them the help they need.
Alcohol

Why Are So Many Queer People Using Drugs and Alcohol?

Learn what places LGBTQ+ individuals at a higher risk of addiction and how queer people can best seek treatment.
Opioids

How to Tell If Someone Is Addicted to Heroin

Recognizing the signs of heroin addiction is not always easy. These are some red flags to look out for.
Wellness

4 Things That Are Keeping You Up at Night

When you can't get enough sleep, you can't function. Learn how to get better sleep at night with a few easy lifestyle changes.
Blog

How Is Trauma Linked to Addiction?

For many who experience a trauma, the shock and hurt dissipates with time. Others, however, may turn to substances and develop addictions.
Recovery

Drug Overdose: Everything You Need to Know

Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose. Understand the causes and symptoms behind an overdose.