The holidays are here again and that is a great thing. You are going to have fun with your loved ones and friends. However, if you have a loved one in recovery from an addiction or mental health disorder, you may want to help support them over the holidays, so they don’t relapse. The first thing to remember is that […]

  Family conflict can be very distressing. While all families have arguments from time to time – if your family stresses you out regularly, that is not healthy. It could be due to someone’s addiction, mental health issues, grieving process, work issues, parenting or other family-related problems. No matter what the case may be, if your family stresses you out, […]

If you drink regularly, you should be asking yourself: How does alcohol affect my health? Studies show that around 85% of those who are of legal drinking age have consumed alcohol at least a few times throughout their life. Unfortunately, it is socially acceptable to abuse alcohol and there are younger and younger children doing it now, too. When children […]

Do You Or Your Loved One Have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Stress Disorder?  Both Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder are serious conditions that happen to people after they experience serious trauma. Oftentimes these diseases are associated with soldiers who have experienced combat and other traumatic experiences on the battlefield. As many as 24 percent of […]

Symptoms of Suboxone Overdose   When a Suboxone overdose occurs, the early symptoms often mirror those of more potent opioids, like heroin, including:  Small pupils  Extreme drowsiness Slowed reflexes  Slowed heart rate  Low blood pressure  Blurred vision  Mental fog  Loss of consciousness ‘   Accidental Suboxone overdose is most likely to happen when someone misuses the medication in an unintended […]

How Long After Taking Klonopin Can I Drink? Because Klonopin and alcohol are both central nervous system (CNS) depressants, they shouldn’t be used together.  If you are going to consume alcohol, you will need to wait at least five days after your last dose of Klonopin to avoid any interactions. This time is determined by the half-life of Klonopin, or […]

Methadone is an opioid medication. Typically methadone will remain detectable between two to 14 days. How long it stays in your unique system depends on a few factors, including: Health factors Frequency of use Methadone use Dosage amount Co-current substance abuse These factors influence how quickly methadone is processed by the body. Generally, most methadone is processed out of the […]

Xanax and Nyquil – The Dangers of Mixing Alprazolam and Nyquil Xanax can have potentially dangerous side effects when mixed with cold medication containing dextromethorphan (DXM), like Nyquil. This combination should typically be avoided. Xanax (alprazolam) is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders that result from depression. Nyquil is a cold and flu medication that treats […]

As you read through this article, and you think this sounds like you, we are here to help. Reach out to us to talk with our team about how treatment might be the right next step for you. Your loved ones think you need it. Have the people who know you best and love you most expressed concern about your […]

Why Don’t Veterans Get Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment? Veterans are disproportionately affected by substance abuse and mental health disorders in the United States. Far too many aren’t getting the help they need. Vets are more prone to substance abuse and mental health problems due to a number of factors. The U.S. military’s over 20 years of deployment in […]

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