Addiction Blog

CBT vs DBT Therapy: What’s The Difference?

There are a lot of acronyms used in the addiction treatment community: IP (inpatient treatment), OP (outpatient treatment), EBP (evidence-based practice), MAT (medically-assisted treatment)—just to name a few. These terms might seem like a jumble of letters to the...

The Stigma of Addiction

The Stigma of Addiction

Substance use disorder is an illness that has no shortage of difficulties. Admitting that someone needs treatment is hard enough without having to deal with worrying about people judging you for it. The last thing that anyone struggling with addiction wants is to feel...

Resources for College Students

Resources for College Students

Addiction is no respecter of people, and this is especially true for college students. College is a difficult transition for many students throughout the United States and adding addiction on top of that complicates things even further, but this doesn’t mean that...

Is Promethazine A Narcotic?

Is Promethazine A Narcotic?

Promethazine (formally referred to as promethazine hydrochloride) is a prescription drug used to treat a number of common ailments: allergies, motion sickness, difficulty falling asleep, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and post-op pain management. But like so many other...

Can Drugs Cause Schizophrenia?

Can Drugs Cause Schizophrenia?

Those who turn to drugs are usually looking for an escape from boredom or their problems—not to cause severe mental illness for themselves. Unbeknownst to the general population is that many of the same mechanisms that cause drugs to generate “highs” or other...

The Dangerous Cycle of Addiction

The Dangerous Cycle of Addiction

Addiction is a vast whirlwind of destruction in the lives of many; people tend to get so caught up in the chaos that they believe substance abuse to have been wrapped into one’s character. Contrary to popular belief, however, addiction does not happen as spontaneously...

A Guide for Children With Addicted Parents

A Guide for Children With Addicted Parents

Substance abuse is no respecter of innocent people. Many children throughout the United States grow up in a household where addiction is present; the number is somewhere close to 25 percent of American kids. That’s 18 million children throughout the United States that...