Common PTSD Symptoms

Common PTSD Symptoms

What do car accidents, military combat, and sexual abuse have in common? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by traumatic experiences like these. And recognizing PTSD symptoms is crucial for seeking help.  Affecting 3.5% of U.S. adults...
I’m Not Ready to Quit Drugs. What Do I Do?

I’m Not Ready to Quit Drugs. What Do I Do?

Deciding to quit drugs is a deeply personal and complex choice. It’s also accompanied by uncertainty and fear of judgment. How do I start? Where can I find help? What will people think? We know — it’s complicated. And overwhelming. Did you know that almost 21 million...
What Does Long-term Meth Use Do to Your Body?

What Does Long-term Meth Use Do to Your Body?

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a powerful stimulant. It’s known for its ability to quickly make its users addicted, many of whom seek the intense euphoria it promises. In the US, 0.7% of Americans reported meth use in the previous year. Of these, 184,000 are first-time...
Detoxification vs. Quitting Cold Turkey

Detoxification vs. Quitting Cold Turkey

Substance use disorder (SUD)can destroy people’s lives. While confronting it head-on is a necessary step, sticking to your decision to quit your addiction and undergo detoxification will be inevitably challenging. Only a tiny fraction of the US population addresses...
Can I Overcome Addiction On My Own?

Can I Overcome Addiction On My Own?

From afar, Joe looks like your regular guy with a regular job. But upon closer look, something about his face and demeanor — bloodshot eyes, occasional tremors, and a general sense of unease — signals a deep concern. You hear from someone that he’s been trying to quit...