List Of Street Names For Heroin

Street Names For Heroin

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 745,000 people in the United States reported using heroin in 2019. Heroin use has been on the rise in the last decade, in part due to its connection to prescription opioids like oxycodone (Oxycontin) and fentanyl. Heroin is an illegal opiate drug that produces […]

Drunkorexia: Warning Signs, Side Effects, And Dangers

Drunkorexia

Drinking heavy amounts of alcohol while engaging in disordered eating behaviors — such as food restriction, bingeing, or purging — can be very harmful to physical and mental health. In recent years, this phenomenon has been described as “drunkorexia” and is most often seen in college-aged young adults. According to the National Eating Disorders Association […]

Alcohol And Antidepressants: Side Effects, Risks, And Dangers

Dangers Of Mixing Alcohol And Antidepressants

Depression is a major healthcare concern across the United States and around the world. Many prescription drugs and therapies are available to help facilitate a positive quality of life.  However, the reality of substance abuse and addiction can result in dangerous interactions and effects. As a popular and widely available substance, alcohol is commonly used […]

What Is Alcoholic Nose (Rhinophyma)?

What Is Alcoholic Nose?

You may have heard the terms “drinker’s nose,” bulbous nose,” and “alcoholic nose” used to describe the red, often misshapen nose commonly associated with alcohol abuse.  Rhinophyma is a form of rosacea that affects the color and appearance of the nose and surrounding skin. At the minimum, a person with rhinophyma will have reddening or […]

Recommended Read Of The Week

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Chances are you’ve probably heard of mindfulness by now but you might not know exactly what it is. At its essence, mindfulness is a regular practice that allows you to temporarily disconnect from the stress of everyday life and help balance out your often-overloaded mind. While it might sound like a fad, it has serious […]

The Top 5 Addictive Substances

Top 5 Addictive Substances

The top 5 addictive substances are heroin, cocaine, nicotine, barbiturates, and alcohol. These substances can cause people to quickly become addicted and are hard to stop using because of how they affect the mind and body.

Binge Drinking in Massachusetts

Binge Drinking

When Does Binge Drinking Become a Problem? Binge drinking is such a big part of American culture that a lot of people don’t even think about it. That’s especially true in Massachusetts where almost a quarter of people binge drink each month. The difference between alcoholism and binge drinking is often blurred, so many people […]

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

Diagram explaining costs of drug rehab

If you’ve decided to go for drug treatment, you’ve taken an essential first step! But you may be wondering how much rehabilitation costs. There are more than 14 million treatment facilities in the United States and they vary in notable ways. Read on to find out the factors that influence the price of treatment, and […]

Substance Use In People With Disabilities – How To Beat Addiction

Substance Abuse In Those With Disabilities

Did you know that people with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups to drug abuse?  In fact, people with disabilities use drugs more than the general population. And they’re less likely to get help.  That’s a lot of people at risk. 24 million people in the United States have a disability. Another 23 million have serious mental […]

What Type Of Insurance Covers Alcohol Addiction Treatment In Massachusetts?

Types Of Insurance Coverage

If you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol addiction, then you know that this condition is a chronic disease – not a choice. Just as someone with cancer wouldn’t be expected to pay for treatment on their own, there are options in place to help people with addictions to pay for treatment. Most […]