16 Real and Scary Alcohol Abuse Facts

2018-04-09T01:50:47+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

Everyone knows that alcohol abuse is a real and scary thing. However, many people don't realize just how scary it is. After all, alcohol is a large part of US culture. We see alcohol almost everywhere.  It is often shown to be glamorous and fun. Commercials show beautiful women and attractive men casually holding [...]

What Does Recent Evidence Tell Us About Treating Opioid Addiction?

2018-04-09T01:35:26+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Opiates & Heroin|

Recent studies have produced new evidence about opioid addiction treatment. The opioid crisis continues to ravage the country. As a result, the need for better opioid addiction treatment is more important every day. After all, ineffective treatment options fail to solve the problem. Therefore, they waste resources in the fight against drug addiction. However, [...]

Mixing Marijuana with Other Drugs: What You Need to Know

2018-04-09T01:28:08+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Disclaimer: AspenRidge does endorse the use of any mind-altering substances, including marijuana. Our advice to those who struggle with addiction is always to abstain from the use of habit-forming substances. Because marijuana is readily available to residents of Colorado, however, we believe it is our duty to provide relevant health considerations. Like most drugs, [...]

4 Drugs that Don’t Mix with Antidepressants

2018-04-09T01:20:24+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Addiction Information|

Antidepressants like citalopram and sertraline can help people overcome depression. At the same time, they can have adverse reactions when mixed with other drugs. People who are prescribed medication for depression should be careful about which other substances they combine with their meds. When your doctor prescribes you anti-depression pills, they should give you [...]

Proven Methods for Treating PTSD and Addiction Together

2018-03-15T03:07:44+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders|

PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a condition that affects more people every day. PTSD can strike anyone. Moreover, it can strike anytime. Scientists and doctors have called the condition many things over the years. It was called shell shock in the early part of the 20th century. Our understanding of this disorder has [...]

How Volunteering Can Prevent Substance Abuse Disorders and Aid in Recovery

2018-03-15T02:58:50+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Addicts face several barriers on the road to recovery. Some of these barriers cause addicts to stumble and relapse. However, a growing body of evidence indicates that there is hope. They show that there is a tool helps make the barriers easier to clear: volunteer work. Moreover, studies suggest that volunteer work helps prevent [...]

Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) Flashbacks Explained

2018-03-15T02:53:12+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder, or HPPD, has caused a stir recently. Hallucinogen use is growing. This is caused by a combination of factors. Some of the increase results from the ease of ordering drugs online. Hallucinogens are popular with many club, party, and music scenes. Moreover, hallucinogens are relatively new drugs. Therefore, science is [...]

Suboxone, Methadone and Vivitrol: Let’s Review and Compare 3 Opioid Replacement Therapies

2018-02-21T05:33:20+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Opiates & Heroin, Recovery|

Suboxone, methadone and Vivitrol are popular medications often used to treat opioid addictions, and are often used in opioid replacement therapies (ORT). An addiction occurs when a person develops a psychological or physical dependence. Once this happens, the body goes through withdrawal whenever the drug is not in the system. If you're looking to [...]

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