sad woman considering the risks of alcohol abuse

Risks of Alcohol Abuse

Most people in the United States drink beer or wine as a way of enjoying themselves or relaxing. Alcohol is common in most social gatherings as a way of celebration. To prevent alcohol use disorder, you need to monitor the amount of alcohol you consume. Heavy drinking means consuming more than three drinks a day…

Recovering from Percocet

What is Percocet and why is it a problematic drug? Percocet is a prescription medication that is used to treat acute and moderate to severe pain. It falls into the classification of an opioid/acetaminophen combination drug. It is taken orally in the form of a pill, tablet, or solution. Since it is an opioid, it…

Inhalant Cartridges

Commonly Abused Inhalants

Common inhalants include everyday household products like hair spray, spray paint, and room deodorants that can be inhaled through the nose or mouth to produce intoxicating or mind-altering effects, similar to those produced by using drugs or alcohol. Because of their everyday uses, inhalants are easy to obtain, can be found in most homes and…

Dialectical Behavior Therapist And Patient

What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an outgrowth of CBT, is evidence-based psychotherapy originally developed for treating individuals with borderline personality disorder and chronically suicidal behaviors. The chronic and pervasive self-destructive behavior, low self-esteem, and negative view of self associated with long-term addiction are similar to those chronically suicidal. DBT is highly effective and used widely in…

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist And Patient

What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychotherapy that aims to change clients’ negative thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors to improve functioning and overall quality of life. CBT is shown to effectively treat conditions like addiction, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, phobias, and other mental health issues. CBT is a gold standard in…