What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

Simply put, polysubstance abuse is the use of more than one drug at a time. This is more common than one may think. It also refers to the use of

Practicing Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

Mindfulness, simply stated, is the practice of gaining self-awareness. It is derived from ancient trans-Himalayan philosophies of contemplation and cultivation of awareness. Research has shown that frequent practice of mindfulness

The Benefits of Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a type of therapy that allows patients to use expressive tools, activities, and other methods to reenact or recreate specific situations from past and present situations in

Understanding Your Habits

Sometimes, toxic habits turn into addictions. Casual, social drinking may turn to drinking daily by yourself. Using substances to self-medicate can easily turn into an addiction. Using drugs floods the

Medication-Assisted Treatments

The use of medications to treat addictions began in the 1990s when methadone was introduced as a treatment for heroin addiction. Mental health and recovery professionals began seeing medicine as

Is Addiction Curable?

No, addiction is not curable. There are many ways to treat symptoms of drug use and prevent drug abuse, but there is no definitive cure. There is no pill, no

The Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

There is substantial research that shows a direct correlation between drug abuse and mental illness. Mental illnesses such as anxiety, personality disorders, and depression show a high association with substance

Court-Mandated Recovery

Because substance abuse often leads to reckless and dangerous behavior, many of those with substance abuse disorders face legal problems. If an individual enters treatment due to a court order,

How Do I Know Which Treatment Model Is Best for Me?

There is an abundance of treatment programs and models for addiction. It may seem like a daunting task to research which would be best for you, especially if you don’t

Dealing with Cravings Post-Treatment

Dealing with cravings after drug treatment can seem very difficult for a lot of people. The urge to use or to continue with the same unhealthy behaviors seems more like