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...
The Barriers to Addiction Treatment

The Barriers to Addiction Treatment

Seeking assistance for addiction is a brave step to recovery, yet the prospect of rehab can be daunting for many. If you find yourself struggling with substance use and contemplating addiction treatment, know that your apprehension is not uncommon. We recognize the...