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Getting Help for a Loved One with a Crystal Meth Addiction

By |2021-04-26T12:06:36-04:00April 26th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol 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 [...]

What Are Gateway Drugs?

By |2021-04-12T12:05:19-04:00April 12th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|

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 [...]

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

By |2021-03-28T18:50:34-04:00March 28th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

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 [...]

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

By |2021-03-28T12:50:19-04:00March 18th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

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, [...]

Getting Help for a Loved One Who Is Addicted to Cocaine

By |2021-03-02T18:14:25-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

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 [...]

What to Do When Your Adult Child Struggles with Addiction

By |2021-02-18T20:25:51-05:00February 15th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

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 [...]

A Guide to Clonazepam Addiction

By |2021-01-27T11:11:29-05:00January 26th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

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 [...]

Antidepressants and Addiction Recovery

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

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 [...]

How to Help a Friend Enter Rehab

By |2020-10-23T16:56:12-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|

Whether you've known for some time that your friend is struggling with a substance use disorder or you only recently became aware of the problem, it's wonderful that you want to show your support for their desire to seek treatment. Worrying about saying—or doing—the wrong thing is understandable, but to ease your concerns the team [...]

September Is National Recovery Month: A Reminder That Recovery Is Always Possible

By |2020-09-24T13:32:54-04:00September 21st, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

National Recovery Month is observed every September to recognize the struggles faced by those who have been diagnosed with substance use disorders or other mental health conditions. For 31 years, National Recovery Month celebrations have served as a reminder that there's always hope for recovery no matter what challenges a person has faced in the [...]