Woman going through heroin withdrawal symptoms

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Once you become physically dependent on heroin, you’re likely to experience heroin withdrawal symptoms upon reducing your dose or quitting it altogether. Heroin causes tolerance as well as dependence on your chronic substance abuse. This means that your body needs increasing amounts of it in order to provide the desired high. Very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms…

Woman struggling with anxiety and addiction

Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety is a debilitating condition. Frequently, people dealing with it don’t get the help they need. Instead, they self-medicate with the abuse of drugs or alcohol. This explains the connection between anxiety and addiction. Did the Link between Anxiety and Addiction Entrap You? When your brain triggers anxiety attacks, you experience sudden bouts of irrational…

How to Deal With a Loved One’s Addiction

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be heartbreaking, terrifying and infuriating. I’ve been there. It’s one of the reasons I chose to work in addiction and mental health treatment. If you’re not sure how to deal with a loved one’s addiction, here are a few suggestions: Don’t Enable Enabling is very common with…

Ineffective Binge Drinking Treatment

In the field of substance abuse treatment, binge drinking presents some special challenges. Binge drinking is confined to heavy drinking in specific episodes, and when those episodes are not frequent it would be wrong to assume they represent “alcoholism” in a medical sense. But there is a certain tipping point with binge drinking where it…