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2 How to recognize a prescription drug addict

How to recognize a prescription drug addict

September 3rd, 2016

How can parents recognize if their child abuses prescription drugs? A description of the signs that parents can look for in their children…and a section for your questions at the end.

The cost of heroin addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

The cost of heroin addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

September 2nd, 2016

On average, a daily heroin habit can cost around $150. But how big is the financial impact of heroin on our society? We break down the facts in this infographic.

1 Signs and symptoms of opioid addiction

Signs and symptoms of opioid addiction

August 31st, 2016

There are a number of physical and behavioral signs and symptoms that can suggest someone is addicted to opioids. More on how to recognize and treat opioid addiction here.

2 What happens when you snort cocaine?

What happens when you snort cocaine?

August 30th, 2016

Snorting cocaine causes a euphoric rush to the head and can lead to addiction. But what are the exact dangers of abusing cocaine by insufflating it? Read more about the effects of snorted cocaine here.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs): How do you identify at-risk patients?

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs): How do you identify at-risk patients?

August 29th, 2016

What can Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) do to protect patients’ susceptible to prescription opioid abuse? More here.

Hydrocodone detox

Hydrocodone detox

August 28th, 2016

Hydrocodone detox is a set of interventions used to manage acute intoxication and withdrawal symptoms from hydrocodone. The process can be difficult and uncomfortable hard, but it worth doing. Find out more information about hydrocodone detox protocol, considerations, and methods here.

Cost of cocaine addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

Cost of cocaine addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

August 26th, 2016

A $100 daily cocaine habit can end up costing you 36.5K in a year. Wondering about the real costs to your wallet and our society? Explore this infographic and learn more.

2 When does heroin kick in?

When does heroin kick in?

August 25th, 2016

The time it takes for heroin to kick in depends on the way it is taken. Heroin effects are usually felt within seconds after you take it. Find out more about heroin metabolism here.

2 What if a drug addict relapses during treatment?

What if a drug addict relapses during treatment?

August 23rd, 2016

In this article, Dr. Walton will discuss strategies that minimize risk of relapse during the treatment process. More tips for practitioners here.

7 Why is Harm Reduction important?

Why is Harm Reduction important?

August 22nd, 2016

The stigma on sharing needles or using naloxone can cause unnecessary overdoses. More on what Harm Reduction is and why it’s so important here.

Dealing with depression after getting sober

Dealing with depression after getting sober

August 20th, 2016

Looking a way to face reality, people in addiction recovery may find themselves feeling depressed. Here, we review some some ways to cope with depression:

1Methadone abuse

Methadone abuse

September 1st, 2016

As a synthetic opioid, methadone is used in opiate replacement therapy for addiction. But, it is a highly addictive drug that can lead you to physical or psychological dependence. Read more about methadone abuse here.

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Marijuana addiction treatment

August 27th, 2016

Marijuana is maybe the most popular drug, and it's introduced to a lot of people at an early age. But, is marijuana addictive? And, are there any help for marijuana addiction? Find the answers here.

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Is a woman's addiction so different? Treating women with substance use disorders (BOOK REVIEW)

Is a woman's addiction so different? Treating women with substance use disorders (BOOK REVIEW)

August 24th, 2016

Are you a therapist looking for a practical workbook to help you when working with groups of women? Check out this manual of evidence-based strategies for treating women with substance use disorders. More on why we like it here.

Teenage and adolescent sleeping problems: The connection to addiction

Teenage and adolescent sleeping problems: The connection to addiction

August 21st, 2016

Sleeping problems can feed addiction… or be caused by substance abuse. More here on the connection between sleep and addiction. Plus, tips for parents on educating yourself and your teen on best sleep practices.

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