Lorazepam (Ativan) Addiction and Treatment
In 2020, an estimated 6.6% of the U.S. population aged 12 and older (or 18.4 million people) had at least one illicit drug use disorder in the past year.1 An illicit drug use disorder means addiction to prescription drugs like lorazepam (Ativan) as well as other highly addictive and illegal drugs such as heroin. Although […]
Depression and Addiction
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, with over 21 million adults age 18 years or older (8.4%) reporting a major depressive episode in the past year in 2020.1 That same year, 39 million people aged 18 and older (15%) had a past-year substance use disorder (SUD).1 In […]
Is Your Gut Health Impacting Your Recovery or Vice Versa?
Is recovery giving you anxiety? Causing you to have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep at night? Is it difficult to make new friends, deal with past trauma, or figure out what to do with your newfound free time in sobriety? If so, you’re not alone. It is common to deal with anxiety […]
Are You Manipulative in Recovery?
Emotional extortion. Distortion of the facts. Emotional exploitation. In active addiction, most people stop at nothing to get what they feel they need in the moment. Whether it is money, drugs, food, or shelter, most people in recovery report that when they were actively using drugs and alcohol, they did whatever they felt was necessary […]
Side Effects of Molly
A synthetic drug that has both hallucinogenic and stimulant properties, Molly is the slang name for the drug 3,4-methalynedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA). Molly is short for “molecule,” and the drug is supposedly a pure version of the popular club and rave drug ecstasy. Found in pills, tablets, capsules, powder, and crystal form, Molly is rarely pure MDMA, […]