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Your Body on Painkillers

By now you know that prescription painkillers are potent and highly addictive. In addition to a high risk of overdose, the abuse of opioids can lead to both short- and

Study: Can Exercise Help Prevent Cocaine Relapse?

Unfortunately, relapse is a common part of recovery from cocaine use disorder – but a little exercise may help, according to researchers from the University of Buffalo. “Cocaine addiction is

5 Types of Experiential Therapy to Enhance Your Recovery

Experiential therapy is an integral part of treating substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders, throughout all levels of care – and for good reason. Experiential therapy pushes clients to get

What Does it Mean to Have a Co-occurring Disorder?

Co-occurring disorders, also called a dual diagnosis, is when a mental illness and substance use disorder occur simultaneously. These disorders are quite common, impacting nearly 8 million adults in the

Binge Drinking: What Happens to Your Body

Binge drinking is not a friend to your body. A recent study revealed that a rise in binge drinking is likely the reason for the large number of young Americans,

Your Body and Brain on Cocaine

Cocaine – whether snorted, smoked or injected into the bloodstream – can impact your brain, body and emotions in a matter of seconds. And while the high only last five

Signs of Study Drug Addiction

Prescription stimulants like Adderall, Concerta or Ritalin, so-called study drugs, can help you focus and perform better academically – so what’s the harm? Many people mistakenly believe that because these

Benefits of Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is becoming an integral part of the treatment of substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders. Experiential therapy encompasses a variety of therapies and techniques, which all involve engaging

What You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), about 45 percent of Americans seeking substance use disorder treatment have been diagnosed as having a co-occurring mental and

Shocking Findings in Denver Opioid Report

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) recently released the “Denver Needs Assessment on Opioid Use,” which was filled with some shocking statistics surrounding the growing opioid abuse problem in the