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Pete Davidson, Addiction, and High Pressure Environments

by Leslie, March 30, 2017

At 20, many of us were still in college or working a part-time job. Maybe we had just put our feet into a real career. At 20, Pete Davidson was already a regular cast member of the single most popular comedy show of all time. Davidson made his debut on … Continue reading

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What is Ketamine?

by Leslie, March 29, 2017

Some of the most dangerous drugs known to man come from places of good intent. Not all drugs are like crack cocaine or methamphetamine – designed in a lab with the explicit purpose of generating a high. Some drugs are instead incredibly important in the medical world, and are turned … Continue reading

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Study Finds an Unlikely Solution to the Opioid Epidemic

by Leslie, March 28, 2017

Solutions for the opioid epidemic seem hard to find. The drugs are easy to acquire, and even easier to become addicted to. While the pool of solutions may seem shallow, the scarcity of options has forced doctors and scientists to look in new directions for a solution to this epidemic. … Continue reading

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Repurposing Dangerous Drugs for Good

by Leslie, March 27, 2017

It’s easy to forget that drugs are simply advanced chemical compounds, like virtually everything else we consume in our day to day lives. However, drugs are more dangerous, as they can rewire the brain and cause a debilitating dependence with relative ease. The chemical compounds in many of these drugs … Continue reading

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What Local Communities are Doing to Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

by Leslie, March 24, 2017

Addiction is rarely overcome without some degree of outside help. If addiction was something an individual could easily beat on their own, rehab centers just wouldn’t exist. However, rehabs aren’t the only thing that can combat addiction. To help show support for those struggling with addiction, many communities are stepping … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Solution to Alcoholism

by Leslie, March 23, 2017

Addictions like alcoholism are extremely complex by nature. Given enough time, alcoholism can rewire the brain to prioritize alcohol over almost everything else. Once a dependence takes root, consuming alcohol is more about trying to feel balanced and normal than it is about relaxing or enjoying yourself. While there are … Continue reading

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The Risk of Addiction for Veterans

by Leslie, March 22, 2017

On this blog, we’ve talked many times about how addiction has no one face. We often imagine those struggling with addiction as people down on their luck, homeless, or unemployed. In reality, addiction can affect anyone and everyone, no matter their occupation, personality, or financial status. Addiction takes no prisoners, … Continue reading

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Just a 10 Day Supply of Opioids Can be Dangerous

by Leslie, March 21, 2017

It’s no secret that the longer an individual uses drugs, the more likely it is that they’ll become addicted. However, some individuals don’t have a choice. Those suffering from chronic pain might have no other option than to use opioids. While opioid prescriptions are still being heavily monitored, an individual … Continue reading

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How Patient Satisfaction Might Be Worsening the Opioid Epidemic

by Leslie, March 20, 2017

Healthcare is an ever-evolving system. The industry acts and reacts to new information, science, and substances to design the most effective and up to date treatments imaginable. However, this doesn’t mean it’s a perfect system by any means. Most doctors and hospitals are rated based upon metrics like patient satisfaction, … Continue reading

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Maintaining a Balanced Diet Makes Recovery Easier

by Leslie, March 17, 2017

It’s not secret that after addiction your body will likely be in rough shape. Drugs and alcohol can deprive our bodies of essential nutrients, leaving us in a relatively unhealthy place. Counteracting this is one of the most important things for you to do after you’ve decided to get treatment … Continue reading

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