man in pain on couch showing telltale addictive behaviors

Telltale Addictive Behaviors

There are a number of telltale addictive behaviors you might exhibit when you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and don’t want others in your life to know. Whether you are concerned about your own substance abuse, or you want to know if a loved one is struggling with an addiction, behaviors can indicate that…

Psychiatrist vs Therapist taking notes during man's therapy session

The Differences Between a Psychiatrist vs. Therapist

Psychiatrist vs. Therapist When you begin treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you might work with a psychiatrist and a therapist to address your specific addiction or mental health treatment needs. There are differences between a psychiatrist vs. therapist. A psychiatrist is a doctor that is focused on treating your symptoms with medication,…


Dangers of Designer Drugs: Rogue Chemicals Designed to Cause Damage

Extreme anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, psychosis, death — these are only a few of the hidden dangers of designer drugs. If you haven’t yet used a designer drug, now is not the time to begin. These synthetic party drugs do everything except encourage a good time. In fact, they’re quite dangerous because only the shady chemist…


What Is the Heroin Addiction Recovery Rate?

The heroin addiction recovery rate is difficult to pin down exactly. In general, much depends upon the type and duration of treatment. Whether the client completes the treatment program for heroin addiction is another weighty factor. Studies have produced mixed results regarding the heroin addiction recovery rate, but some experts feel it may hover around 70 percent or…


Five Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic: Is Your Loved One Struggling?

Did you know that nearly 20 percent of all alcoholics in America are considered high functioning? In other words, they don’t fit the typical stereotype you may envision when you think of someone who suffers from alcohol use disorder. Rather, a high-functioning alcoholic is typically successful. Signs of a functioning alcoholic may be difficult to notice…