10 Signs And Symptoms Of A High-Functioning Alcoholic

What is a high-functioning alcoholic?

There’s often this misconception that all alcoholics drink all day, don’t have jobs, beg for money on the streets, and are a complete mess. However, many alcoholics manage to function effectively and lead a relatively normal life. They have full-time jobs, own a home, and raise a family – all while hiding their addiction. These people are known as high-functioning … Read More

How And Why You Should Cope With Alcohol Withdrawals

alcohol withdrawals detox

Alcohol acts as a social lubricant, a self-medication for many, who use it to deal with their emotions and block pain. But what the media and society don’t tell you, is that this “acceptable” way of dealing with life has a variety of drawbacks. For one, alcohol addiction is a spiritual, physical, and mental disease that can arise after an … Read More

What You Need To Know About Demerol

Brown glass pill bottle and white pills

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. In 2014, there were 47,055 overdose deaths, 18,893 of which were due to abuse of opioids, which are medications that relieve pain. Medications in this group may also be referred to as narcotics. One such medication is Demerol, and when … Read More

Co-Occurring Disorders: From Recognition To Recovery

Sad depressed woman lying on the couch at night

While mental health awareness has never been higher, there is still ground to cover, especially when you live with a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder(s). This combination is called a co-occurring disorder, and while it may seem intimidating at first, understanding and treating it is easier than it may first appear. What Is A Co-Occurring Disorder? The … Read More