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Holistic Treatments For Mental Health And Substance Abuse
Matt Surrago
Holistic treatments for mental health and substance abuse consist of a variety of treatments and approaches. Many of the holistic approaches like yoga and meditation have been around for thousands...
Buprenorphine Treatment Medications For Opiate Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment
Matt Surrago
Buprenorphine, also known as "bupe", is a medication used for treating Opiate Use Disorders in individuals who are opiate dependent. This medication is often used in combination with counseling and...
How Can You Tell If Someone Is An Addict Or Alcoholic
Matt Surrago
Clinically speaking, there is no diagnosis of addiction.  Substance-related disorders are divided between substance use disorders and substance-induced disorders.  As defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th...
The Root Cause Of Mental Illness
Matt Surrago
The Root Cause of mental illness: behavioral, genetic, and environmental For some time, scientists have known the three primary factors that cause mental illness: behavioral, environmental, and genetic factors all...
How Drugs Like Suboxone and Subutex work
Matt Surrago
Suboxone and Subutex are brand names and formularies of the drug Buprenorphine, a synthetic opioid used to treat pain and opioid addiction. This drug, developed several decades ago, is a...
The Difference Between Addiction and Dependence.
Matt Surrago
Physical dependence does not always mean that you are addicted. To determine if someone has an addiction problem, clinicians use the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria which is described below along with...
Cotton Fever: What It Is And Avoiding It
Matt Surrago
Cotton fever may or may not be life-threatening depending on the general health of the individual suffering from the temporary disease. Cotton Fever Explanation, Dangers, and Avoidance Cotton fever is...
Can you get high from Neurontin (Gabapentin)
Matt Surrago
This image illustrates how Gabapentin works in the brain. Can you get high from Gabapentin? The short answer is yes, Neurontin, more commonly known as Gabapentin can be abused. This...
Three Surprising Gateway Drugs for Adults
wellness
When most people think of gateway drugs, they think of teens trying alcohol or marijuana for the first time. Any addiction treatment professional can tell you that many adults start...
Three Facts About the Dangers of Gateway Drugs
Matt Surrago
Despite significant research to the contrary, many people do not believe in the concept of gateway drugs or that the use of "softer" drugs could lead to "harder" drug use....
Prescription Drug Abuse All-Too-Often Ends in Heroin Abuse
wellness
Substance abuse problems don’t develop overnight. What begins as a problem with “softer” drugs such as prescription painkillers can often morph into heroin abuse over time. The National Institute on...
The Heroin Epidemic (Part II)
wellness
In Part I of our two-part blog segment, we provided a general overview of what heroin is and how it is made. We now continue our discussion into the reasons...
The Heroin Epidemic (Part I)
Matt Surrago
Heroin Drug Use & Treatment In New Jersey Heroin usage has been growing in recent years, and it is becoming a major epidemic in cities across the country. All you...
The Dangers of Crystal Meth Part 2
wellness
All drugs can be addictive, but crystal meth, or crystal methamphetamine, is in a league of its own. This drug offers such a rush for users that some people become...
The Dangers of Crystal Meth Part 1
Matt Surrago
The Dangers Of Methamphetamine The falling prices of Methamphetamine combined with its widespread availability have caused a great many people to become trapped in a vicious cycle of Crystal Meth...
Signs Your Teen Could Be Using Gateway Substances
wellness
There has been much scientific study and research about gateway substances, which can lead to addictions to other drugs, such as meth or heroin. Most addicts are exposed to one...
Developing Good Grocery Shopping Habits During Drug and Alcohol Detox
wellness
A vital part of an effective drug and alcohol detox treatment program is developing new and healthy eating habits. Shopping trips to the grocery store can be challenging, to avoid...
Top 10 Healthy Foods to Eat to Detox Your Body (Part II)
wellness
In Part I of this two-part blog series, we began our discussion of why your body needs proper nutrition during alcohol and drug rehab treatment. In this segment, we will...
Top 10 Healthy Foods to Eat to Detox Your Body (Part I)
Matt Surrago
Detoxifying The Body Detoxification is a term used to describe the process of eliminating harmful toxins from the body.  These toxins build up over time produced by things like smoking,...

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