Addiction Recovery Blog

The History of Amphetamines

The word “amphetamines” might bring to mind images of drug abuse and addiction. But this family of drugs was not always seen as a scourge of society. In fact, amphetamines have been around since the late 1800s and have had a variety of uses over the years.  Initially seen as a miracle drug with therapeutic [...]

The History of Amphetamines 2023-09-15T16:08:17+00:00

OCD and Addiction

When a person enters an addiction recovery center, it is not unusual for them to receive a dual diagnosis of addiction and another disorder. Many mental health issues can lead to addiction or are a result of an addiction. Thankfully, when you enter into a good rehabilitation program, you can receive help for both [...]

OCD and Addiction 2022-12-27T06:13:34+00:00

A Look At The Prescription Drug Lyrica

Lyrica, made by Pfizer, was a drug that was first introduced to treat epilepsy. This strong prescription medication had serious side effects, although it was seen as helpful for those suffering long-term seizures. Soon after its release, Lyrica was being promoted for "off label" uses for depression and anxiety and as a treatment for [...]

A Look At The Prescription Drug Lyrica 2023-05-21T18:32:30+00:00

What Is Cross-Addiction?

Cross addiction is the term used to describe when a person substitutes one addiction for another. This most often occurs when a person tries to stop using a substance on their own or finds recovery difficult when they first leave rehab. Cross addiction is just as serious as the original addiction. Common Forms Of [...]

What Is Cross-Addiction? 2022-09-30T06:03:47+00:00

Addiction and Work Injuries

When a person enters drug rehab, one of the goals of the program is to get to the root of the addiction. Overcoming addiction mentally and emotionally requires that you find the cause of the addiction. That's the only way these problems can be addressed. There are many reasons that addiction can occur. Some [...]

Addiction and Work Injuries 2022-08-26T07:19:39+00:00

The Connection Between Addiction and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are often overlooked when it comes to mental health issues. These disorders are easy to conceal. Many people don't discover their loved one has this condition until there's been a significant change in their health. It is not uncommon to be diagnosed with a dual condition of having an eating disorder and addiction. [...]

The Connection Between Addiction and Eating Disorders 2023-05-21T18:44:25+00:00

Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Addiction

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a serious mental health condition that was once thought rare. It has only been in recent years that doctors have acknowledged that this is a serious condition that occurs more often than anorexia and schizophrenia cases combined. What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Body Dysmorphic Disorder is also known as body [...]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Addiction 2022-08-22T05:00:15+00:00

Addiction and Chronic Pain

Addiction is a complex issue. Addiction and chronic pain together becomes far more complex. Many people want to believe that the cause of an addiction is simple and only has to do with poor choices and a lack of self-control. The truth is that addiction usually has deep-rooted causes, and most addictions result from [...]

Addiction and Chronic Pain 2022-08-22T04:59:46+00:00

ADHD and Addiction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a neurological disorder associated with not being able to sit or stand still, lack of ability to pay attention for a long time, not being able to cope with boredom, and not completing long tasks. This disorder is usually diagnosed in children but can also be diagnosed [...]

ADHD and Addiction 2022-05-23T10:32:21+00:00

What is SMART Recovery?

Life is full of exciting, even thrilling experiences that can leave us with the feeling of wanting more. Often these experiences are positive and fulfilling. But others can be addictive, opening the door to a destructive lifestyle. Most people who engage in addictive behaviors and go on to develop an actual addiction find that overcoming [...]

What is SMART Recovery? 2023-03-28T04:23:41+00:00
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