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Detecting Opioid Addiction in Older Adults

Despite common belief, addiction is a nondiscriminatory disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age, color, race, ethnicity, financial status, or gender. Addiction can take place in a wide range of forms, including prescription medication addiction. Of the large majority of the United States population suffering from chronic pain, many of those individuals are prescribed […]


How Long Does It Really Take To Kick Addiction?

So, how long does it really take to kick addiction? Like most illnesses, addiction recovery timelines are directly dependent on the individual at hand. Many considering seeking treatment are more concerned with how long they will have to commit to such treatment programs, as opposed to the results. There is truly no clear definition for […]


September is National Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month! National Recovery Month strives to educate those living with mental and/or substance abuse disorders of available treatment solutions that can allow them to live a healthy and gratifying life. In its 25th year of recognition, National Recovery Month not only educates those in need of help of available treatment options, […]


New School Year, New Drinking Habits

The start of a new school year can initiate a variety of things – new friends, new living facilities, new college or university, new experiences, and of course, new habits. During these developmental years of a young adult’s life, they will begin to determine what kind of people they want to be associated with and […]


Exposing the Stigma of Bipolar Disorder

As the term “bipolar” continues to be thrown around on a daily basis referring to someone who is experiencing a minor mood swing, it becomes increasingly more relevant that we set boundaries for the term. Bipolar disorder is a manic-depressive illness that affects the brain, causing abrupt changes in mood and activity levels. Bipolar disorder […]


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