Doctor examining a brain scan to better understand addiction and the brain

Addiction and the Brain: What’s Going On?

Addiction messes with the brain.  We sort of know this already, don’t we? Insensitive phrases like “drugs make people crazy” paired with a few wild stories, and we all agree—yeah, they’re something going on up there.  But do we actually understand the science behind addiction and the brain? Because this matters.  Only when we grasp…

Overcoming Addiction: The Role of Family Support

Overcoming Addiction: The Role of Family Support

Overcoming addiction is a tough—but totally doable—goal made all the more possible with supportive companions. Yes, we’re talking about family!    Continued healing and growth are up to the person working through addiction, but no one can do either of those things without the help of others.    Family support plays a huge role in…

woman with a towel on her forehead in bed from the Dangers of Mixing Substances

Dangers of Mixing Substances

Mixing substances has become a rising public health concern globally, especially in more affluent communities. Drugs such as alcohol or prescription medications can be harmful when taken in larger and unregulated doses. Responsible consumption is critical to minimize risk, but when drugs are taken in combination with other substances, there are greater risks involved. There…

man leaning on window wondering do i need thc addiction treatment

Do I Need THC Addiction Treatment?

Steps to Recognizing THC Addiction The growing movement to legalize marijuana has done a lot to remove the stigma against smoking cannabis. In many states, it has also made marijuana much easier to obtain through both medical programs and dispensaries. While these changes are arguably good for those that need medical help, they also present…