Spiritual Renewal in Treatment for Addiction

Spiritual Renewal in Treatment for Addiction

Addiction is complex and affects every part of your life. It changes the way you think about yourself and becomes the only thing you think about doing. Spirituality suffers during active addiction. Addiction drains you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Drug...
Addiction: What Happens Inside the Body?

Addiction: What Happens Inside the Body?

The human body consists of many organs that all function together to keep a person alive. These organs need to stay healthy so they can operate on a daily basis and are essential to survival. Drug and alcohol use affects all of them. According to Nora Volkow, MD,...
Medication Assisted Detox: The Controversy and the Facts

Medication Assisted Detox: The Controversy and the Facts

When a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol stops using, he or she can experience agonizing withdrawals. The painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms can influence the individual to use the substances again for relief. Withdrawals can last for up to several...
Can a Person Overdose on Alcohol?

Can a Person Overdose on Alcohol?

Alcohol overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning, occurs from excessive drinking within a short time. “Alcohol poisoning occurs when there is so much alcohol in the bloodstream that areas of the brain controlling basic life-support functions—such as breathing,...
Deadly Mix: Fentanyl with Other Drugs

Deadly Mix: Fentanyl with Other Drugs

Fentanyl is an extremely deadly and addictive opioid that is about 100 times more potent than morphine, and is often mixed with other drugs to deliver a more-intense high. A person develops an addiction to fentanyl much faster than other opioids. Heroin and fentanyl...
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