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Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

From our heads to our toes, there are thousands of miles of little tubes that carry blood throughout our bodies: our blood vessels. Veins are a kind of blood vessel located close to the surface of our skin. Their job is to carry blood from throughout our body back to...

Alcohol & Hearing Loss: How Alcohol Affects Your Hearing

Alcohol & Hearing Loss: How Alcohol Affects Your Hearing

It’s well known that drinking can cause balance issues and dizziness. But did you know that this is caused by alcohol’s impact on your ears rather than your brain? Yes, in case you hadn’t already heard, alcohol can wreak havoc on your hearing organs. This is why...

Secrets of High Functioning Alcoholism

Secrets of High Functioning Alcoholism

When you think about what an alcoholic looks like, you may think of the homeless man on the corner of the street or the loud and crude woman who frequents the local bar. Perhaps you think of your own parent, sibling, or child. The reality is that an alcoholic doesn’t...

CBT vs DBT Therapy: What’s The Difference?

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...

Alcohol, PTSD Triggers & The Body’s Stress Response

Alcohol, PTSD Triggers & The Body’s Stress Response

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a severe mental illness when the brain relives traumatic experiences resulting in intense bouts of fear, anger, or other negative emotions (which can also cause immense physical distress). These instances are called flashbacks. Though...

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...

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...

What’s The Difference Between Dependence And Addiction?

What’s The Difference Between Dependence And Addiction?

Recognizing the difference between dependence and addiction can be tricky. It certainly isn’t something you could detect by just looking at someone, and the terms are often used interchangeably when anyone speaks on the consequences of long-term drug use. But those...

Is Promethazine A Narcotic?

Is Promethazine A Narcotic?

Promethazine (whose full name is 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...