treating ptsd and addiction together

Proven Methods for Treating PTSD and Addiction Together

PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a condition that affects more people every day. PTSD can strike anyone. Moreover, it can strike anytime. Scientists and doctors have called the condition many things over the years. It was called shell shock in the early part of the 20th century. Our understanding of this disorder has grown…

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How Volunteering Can Prevent Substance Abuse Disorders and Aid in Recovery

Addicts face several barriers on the road to recovery. Some of these barriers cause addicts to stumble and relapse. However, a growing body of evidence indicates that there is hope. They show that there is a tool helps make the barriers easier to clear: volunteer work. Moreover, studies suggest that volunteer work helps prevent people…

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Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) Flashbacks Explained

Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder, or HPPD, has caused a stir recently. Hallucinogen use is growing. This is caused by a combination of factors. Some of the increase results from the ease of ordering drugs online. Hallucinogens are popular with many club, party, and music scenes. Moreover, hallucinogens are relatively new drugs. Therefore, science is just…

what is opioid replacement therapy

Suboxone, Methadone and Vivitrol: Let’s Review and Compare 3 Opioid Replacement Therapies

Suboxone, methadone and Vivitrol are popular medications often used to treat opioid addictions, and are often used in opioid replacement therapies (ORT). An addiction occurs when a person develops a psychological or physical dependence. Once this happens, the body goes through withdrawal whenever the drug is not in the system. If you’re looking to get…

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Length of Stay in Addiction Treatment: Why it is a VERY Important Factor in Success

Addiction is a chronic disease that leads to frequent relapse, leaving a person feeling enslaved to alcohol or drugs. Over 20 million Americans feel compulsive cravings for drugs or alcohol. Of those, about 2 million are opiate addicts. So how can a longer length of stay in addiction treatment benefit those struggling with addiction? People…

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About The Bridge (NSS-2 Bridge): A “Shocking” New Device Approved to Aid in Opioid Withdrawals

The Bridge (NSS-2 Bridge) appears small but has huge potential for helping fight the opioid crisis in America. The NSS-2 Bridge is an innovative device recently approved by the FDA to aid in opioid withdrawal pain. It is appears not much different than a hearing aid behind the ear with some extra wires that connect…

what is seasonal affective disorder

It’s a SAD Time of Year in Colorado: Seasonal Affective Disorder and How to Cope

Despite what the Christmas carols say, winter in Colorado is not always a joyous occasion. Snow often does not stick, and Colorado residents are instead left with the less desirable aspects of winter: dark clouds, rain and overcast mornings. The weather can have a profound impact on mental health. In fact, over the past few…