a man struggling with opioid withdrawal symptoms

Common Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

In a typical year, millions of Americans misuse an opioid substance. Some of these people take heroin or another illegal drug. However, the vast majority take prescription opioid medication. Opioid misuse can easily lead to opioid addiction. This is true no matter the particular substance you take. To recover from addiction, you first need help…

two people holding hands talking about healing from trauma

Advice for Healing From Trauma

A traumatic experience disrupts your normal ability to function. In most cases, this disruption is only temporary. Over time, you process your experience and gradually return to normal. However, some people have longer-lasting trauma reactions. The result of these reactions can be post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. A PTSD treatment program will help you recover…

a man participating in binge drinking on Mardi Gras

The Dangers of Binge Drinking

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is an annual holiday known for its focus on parties and alcohol use. During the holiday, many participants take part in binge drinking. That’s the term for heavy, short-term alcohol consumption that results in drunkenness. Binge drinking is America’s most widespread and damaging alcohol abuse or misuse pattern. Not everyone…