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5 Myths About Suboxone

Opioid addictions can have devastating consequences—ranging from job loss, divorce, or arrest to a fatal overdose. Medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone helps people with opioid use disorders build the foundation for a lasting recovery, but it's often misunderstood. Suboxone Myths To help you make an informed decision about the best way to proceed with your addiction [...]

By |2021-07-01T11:29:09-04:00May 20th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, The Path of Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on 5 Myths About Suboxone

Overcoming Feelings of Guilt and Shame in Recovery

Feelings of guilt and shame are common in the early stages of recovery, but moving forward requires you to find a way to process your emotions so you're no longer living in the past. Constantly thinking about past mistakes—regardless of their size or severity—can prevent you from making progress in your recovery journey. Sober Strategies [...]

By |2021-09-30T10:54:51-04:00May 6th, 2021|Personal Growth, The Path of Addiction Recovery|Comments Off on Overcoming Feelings of Guilt and Shame in Recovery

Getting Help for a Loved One with a Crystal Meth Addiction

Known on the street as ice or crank, crystal meth is a highly addictive stimulant that causes users to feel energetic, euphoric, and invincible. The meth epidemic gets less public attention than the opioid epidemic, but it's impossible to overstate the danger this drug poses to users and the people they love. If your friend [...]

By |2021-07-01T11:33:01-04:00April 26th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|Comments Off on Getting Help for a Loved One with a Crystal Meth Addiction

What Are Gateway Drugs?

Over the years, researchers have developed a number of theories to explain why some people struggle with addiction and others do not. One of the best-known theories regarding the development of substance use disorders is the gateway hypothesis. Understanding the Gateway Hypothesis The gateway hypothesis has been around since the 1970s and states that certain [...]

By |2021-04-12T12:05:19-04:00April 12th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|Comments Off on What Are Gateway Drugs?

Ecstasy May Look Like Candy, But It’s Far from Sweet

Ecstasy tablets often look like candy, but they're definitely not a harmless treat. These brightly colored tablets are frequently decorated with imprints of cartoon characters or product logos and sold on stretchy candy necklaces to be worn at raves or concerts. However, the hallucinogenic and stimulant effects of the drug can lead to a wide [...]

By |2021-03-28T18:50:34-04:00March 28th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|Comments Off on Ecstasy May Look Like Candy, But It’s Far from Sweet

Young People Often Don’t Understand the Risks Associated with Club Drugs

The term club drugs is often used to refer to drugs that are primarily used at nightclubs, concerts, bars, parties, and raves. LSD, GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, ecstasy (MDMA), and methamphetamine are some examples of common club drugs. Club Drug Dangers Young people who experiment with club drugs out of a desire to fit in, unwind, [...]

By |2021-03-28T12:50:19-04:00March 18th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|Comments Off on Young People Often Don’t Understand the Risks Associated with Club Drugs

Getting Help for a Loved One Who Is Addicted to Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant made from the coca plant that is native to South America. It is most often sold as a fine white powder that is snorted into the nose, rubbed into the gums, or dissolved in water and injected with a needle. The drug can also be found as [...]

By |2021-03-02T18:14:25-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|Comments Off on Getting Help for a Loved One Who Is Addicted to Cocaine

What to Do When Your Adult Child Struggles with Addiction

Parenting, Addiction, and Recovery Parenting is never easy—especially when you know your child is suffering. If your adult child has a drug or alcohol problem, you may feel powerless to help and afraid of what the future will hold. At St. Joseph Institute for Addiction, we believe recovery is possible for all those who desire [...]

By |2021-02-18T20:25:51-05:00February 15th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|Comments Off on What to Do When Your Adult Child Struggles with Addiction

A Guide to Clonazepam Addiction

Sold under the brand name Klonopin, clonazepam is used to treat panic disorders in adults, as well as seizure disorders in both adults and children. Like other benzodiazepines, clonazepam has a high potential for abuse and addiction because it creates feelings of peace, relaxation, and euphoria. About Clonazepam Clonazepam was first introduced to the United [...]

By |2021-01-27T11:11:29-05:00January 26th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|Comments Off on A Guide to Clonazepam Addiction

Antidepressants and Addiction Recovery

Often, people who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction also suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Treating these underlying conditions is an essential part of the substance abuse recovery process. How Are Antidepressants Used in Addiction Recovery? Antidepressants are prescription medications that can be used to treat a wide [...]

By |2021-01-15T11:35:59-05:00January 13th, 2021|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|Comments Off on Antidepressants and Addiction Recovery