Monthly Archives: November 2017

  • Surprising Facts About Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse in Men
    November 27, 2017
    It’s commonly believed that women suffer from anxiety disorders more than men, but the statistics can actually be misleading. In fact, men suffer from anxiety and depression as frequently as women. Men simply aren’t diagnosed and treated for these mental illnesses as often as women are. This means that...
  • Understanding Drug and Alcohol Detox from a Family Member’s POV
    November 20, 2017
    How to Get Help with Drug Addiction If you’re wondering how to deal with an addicted husband, son or brother who is repeatedly using drugs or alcohol, you probably know that he needs to go to rehab. But what does that involve exactly? Medically assisted detox is the first...
  • The Role of OxyContin Abuse in Opioid Addiction
    November 16, 2017
    Introduction The long history of opioid abuse in the United States dates back more than a hundred years. It continues in the form of heroin and painkiller abuse, despite many attempts to eliminate it. The rise in the number of those addicted to OxyContin stems directly from pharmaceutical companies’...
  • Guilt, Shame and Self-Blame in Addiction Recovery
    November 13, 2017
    Why is it that we feel those awful feelings of guilt, shame and self-blame in the months and years after stopping the use of drugs and alcohol? When one makes the decision to “clean up” and get sober, it is a good decision. If anything, we should feel happier,...