Living with pain is one of the most limiting conditions that someone must endure. It can affect every minute of life, from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night. In this light, avoiding treatment can be problematic, especially if someone develops an opioid addiction as she...
The psychological power of chemical dependence will often cause an addict to think of any reason to avoid treatment. In some cases addicts claim that it is a bad time to miss work or school. Some addicts use financial concerns as an excuse to postpone rehab. Still yet, some worry that an...
Prescription drugs are complex substances with a high potential for abuse. They can also cause damaging physical and psychological effects, especially when people do not understand the importance of following instructions exactly. You should follow your prescription guidelines to the...
Eating disorders are some of the most common and dangerous mental health conditions in the world, and while mostly women struggle with them, men are also at risk for developing them. Along with an eating disorder comes a number of psychological and physical issues; for example, people are...
Anyone who has attempted an addiction recovery can attest to the fact that it is not a simple process. Because addiction is considered to be a mental illness, many people assume that addiction recovery only treats mental health. However, this is far from the truth. To achieve a holistic...
Adderall is a prescription drug used primarily to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Under the supervised care of a qualified physician, people can take Adderall to manage their symptoms safely, but recently Adderall has become the go-to drug for enhancing both...
Drug and alcohol abuse significantly deteriorates a person’s immune system, leaving them vulnerable to a wide range of illnesses and disease. Medical professionals have documented examples of this phenomenon for centuries; long before they even understood exactly what caused certain...
Excessive drug abuse can cause significant damage to the digestive system, and it can lead to long-term digestive issues. The digestive system is the group of organs that breaks down, digests and disposes of food; it consists of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) and the accessory...
As people age, losing a measure of mental acuity is inevitable. Forgetfulness, confusion, and loss of focus are a few of the common symptoms of aging. However, certain people experience a greater amount of cognitive degeneration, and their symptoms can foretell serious neurocognitive...
The liver is a vital organ that performs many functions, including the following: Helps fight infections Helps digestion by producing substances that break down fats, convert glucose to glycogen, store certain vitamins and minerals and produce cholesterol Serves as a primary energy...
Opioids are synthesized narcotics often used either as prescription painkillers or as addiction treatment medications. They are highly addictive and cause a wide range of side effects when abused for an extended period of time, including the following: Sedation Dangerously slowed...
Oftentimes chronic pain can become a catalyst for substance abuse, as a person is looking to alleviate their discomfort. Therefore, when the time comes to begin addiction treatment and start recovering, it can become increasingly difficult to manage both chronic pain and the stress that...