man struggles with his holiday hangover

Holiday Hangover: Effect on Mental Health

There is usually a lot of excitement and merriment over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays. Once you’re done hustling and bustling during the festive seasons, you may realize you’re suffering from a holiday hangover. It happens after the adrenaline of shopping, cleaning, decorating, cooking, baking, and entertaining from November through January wears off.…

an example of percocet

What Is Percocet?

What is Percocet? With so many medicines available today, you should always know what you’re taking and that you’re taking it correctly. Many medications are highly addictive, even though your doctor may have prescribed them to treat chronic pain or other conditions. Percocet is a painkiller that can be habit-forming. Someone who is struggling with…

woman joins residential treatment during covid

A Guide to Residential Treatment During COVID

If you are looking into residential treatment for substance abuse, the severity of the addiction will dictate the level of treatment necessary. Individuals diagnosed with severe addiction or co-occurring mental disorders may require treatment in a residential treatment program. However, you may be concerned about your health and safety in light of COVID. Hopefully, this…

woman enjoys her return to casual use

Can Addicts Return to Casual Use?

Returning to sobriety is a major achievement for men and women once considered “addicts.” But the celebration can end quickly if you stop doing the work necessary to remain abstinent. Many drug and alcohol rehabs have re-admitted individuals who completed treatment only to return to casual substance use. The reason this happens is tied to how addiction…