a group of people in an outing for substance abuse treatment

Outings Help Us Learn to Live Without Substance Use

Making the difficult decision to seek substance abuse treatment for your drug or alcohol use is the critical first step in recovery. Admitting that you have a problem and need professional addiction counseling to solve it is also the most crucial step in this process. Congratulations, you are now on the road to recovery. Georgia…

a person in a chiropractic care session to help with their addiction

Chiropractic Care to Help with Addiction

Chronic pain is common in those suffering from drug addiction. This pain often leads to an abuse of prescriptions medications as a last-ditch attempt to feel better physically. What might be less obvious is that misalignments in the spine interfere with the normal functioning of neurotransmitters that could have been affected by substance use, making…

a young woman struggling with chemical imbalances and depression

Chemical Imbalances and Depression

You often hear the words “chemical imbalances” associated with addiction and mental health. Knowing what this term means is a great help in understanding many psychiatric conditions.  Chemical imbalances happen when the brain has either too many or too few neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are natural chemicals that help the nerve cells to communicate with each…

two people discussing the benefits of dbt

Benefits of DBT

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of behavioral therapy used in treating many substance abuse and mental health disorders. It is similar to cognitive behavioral therapy. However, it has a slightly different focus because it is geared toward addressing extreme emotional issues and relational problems. In fact, its first use was for borderline personality disorder.…

woman experiencing the signs of opiate abuse

Recognizing Signs of Opiate Abuse

Opioids are a class of pain relievers typically prescribed for people experiencing severe pain or after major surgeries. Prescription varieties include oxycontin, Vicodin, and oxycodone. Meanwhile, synthetic and illegal opioids also exist, such as heroin. Beyond their pain-relieving properties, opioids often produce a distinct “high” feeling in users, which means they are greatly responsible for…