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Consequences of College Alcohol Abuse

Consequences of College Alcohol Abuse

In movies, books, and popular media, college students are typically portrayed as crazy party-goers who binge drink every weekend and participate in promiscuous sexual activities. Unfortunately, this portrayal may hit a little too close to home. While it’s a well-known fact that college students drink alcohol, oftentimes the negative consequences of college alcohol abuse are […]

What Is the Difference Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism?

What Is the Difference Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism? alcohol and drugs on the table

There are many misconceptions about alcoholism, binge drinking and safe drinking habits in general, but a lack of education is not an excuse for continuing unhealthy drinking behaviors. If you are concerned that you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol abuse, knowing the difference between binge drinking and alcoholism can help you […]

How To Prevent Overdose After Detox

How To Prevent Overdose After Detox

Drug and alcohol overdose is an increasing health problem in the United States. If you have recently completed a detox program in Austin, you may be at advanced risk for relapse and overdose. Before we get into some preventative tips, let’s first discuss the basics of overdose, symptoms to look for, and risk factors after […]

How to Prepare for Detox

How to Prepare for Detox

Many people find the help they need at a detox or rehab facility for drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, in 2015, about 3.5 million adults received substance use treatment in the last year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.1

How Long Does Drug Detox and Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does Drug Detox and Withdrawal Last? graphics of common withdrawal timelines

Updated on August 11th, 2020 The fear of withdrawal is one of the main reasons people suffering from substance abuse problems don’t go to detox. If you’re entering a detox program for the first time, you’ll most likely want to know how long you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms, what you can expect them to be like, […]

What Are The Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs?

What Are The Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs? prescriptions opioids on shelves

Updated on August 11th, 2020 It all started after your back surgery. Your doctor prescribed some pain medication and you took it regularly, as prescribed. Every once in a while, you felt like you needed a little more, so you popped an extra pill or two. A few weeks later you found yourself back in […]

Risk Factors for Opioid Addiction

Risk Factors for Opioid Addiction man considers taking opioids

Updated on August 10th, 2020 Opioid addiction is a growing crisis in America, resulting in thousands of overdose-related deaths every year. Whether you are directly affected by someone else’s opioid use or you are using these drugs yourself, everyone should be aware of the risk factors that can lead to addiction. This article will address […]

What Are the Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction?

What Are the Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction? woman struggles with alcohol addiction

Updated on July 15th, 2020 Addiction is a serious disease that not only affects the addicted individual, but also the friends, family, co-workers and many others involved in his or her life. People with a substance abuse problem often have a distorted way of thinking and behaving because they are controlled by a compulsive urge […]

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