Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Caring Hand

If you (or a loved one) are struggling with addiction, you may need professional help to succeed in recovery. When you look around online you’ll see a number of different types of professionals who work in the addiction treatment field.

Many of them appear to have overlapping job descriptions, and it’s often hard to tell which one you should be approaching at your particular stage of recovery.


Published on Monday, 24 April 2017

Empty Glass

New research has shown that alcoholism may affect women differently than men. Specifically, the affected reward system brain structures are larger in alcoholic women which has been correlated with a shorter length of sobriety.

If you are a loved one are struggling with alcohol use disorder, call us today at 708-613-4750 and read more about the effects of gender on alcoholism here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170420162145.htm


Published on Friday, 21 April 2017

Cocaine

Stress has a tendency to induce relapse, especially in individuals with cocaine use disorder. Researchers, however, have discovered a way to alter a molecular neural pathway in order to turn the relapse switch back off after stress turns it on.

 

For more information, click here or call us at 708-613-4750.


Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Parent and Child

When a relative is struggling with addiction, everyone in the family can be affected; this is why we say addiction is a family disease.

The person addicted to drugs often develops financial, emotional, or psychological problems and becomes unreliable, causing others to have to fill in for and perform their responsibilities. This increases the stress of all people involved and can cause resentment and distrust.


Published on Friday, 14 April 2017

Bacteria

Alcohol abuse has been linked to unsafe sexual behavior and is associated with increased risk of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Intoxication often leads to poor decision-making and a lack of inhibition, making sexual behavior a common issue.

Unsafe behaviors such as anonymous sex, failure to use condoms and/or birth control, and engaging with multiple sexual partners all increase the risk of adverse health outcomes. Additionally, patterns of alcohol abuse are associated with sexual risk-taking behaviors in the long-term, not only following binge-drinking events.


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