Addiction Clinical and Medical Assessment

What is Dual Diagnosis For Addiction Treatment?

Addiction and mental health concerns go hand-in-hand. Both directly affect the brain, and both can lead to a variety of similarly disruptive and difficult-to-manage symptoms. They are also closely linked by cause and [...]

The Best Non-Narcotic and Non-Addictive Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health disorder that is characterized by significant shifts in energy levels and mood, and an inability to easily carry out daily tasks [...]

Does Bipolar Disorder Cause Addiction?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition characterized by significant and inexplicable mood swings as well as erratic behaviors and changes in energy levels. Those who suffer from untreated bipolar disorder will [...]

What Are the Long Term Effects of Heroin Abuse?

Heroin is a powerful opioid drug derived from morphine. It typically comes in the form of a white or brown powder, though it can also come in the form of a thick tar [...]

How to Tell If Your Parent is Abusing Alcohol

Alcohol abuse doesn’t just affect the person who is struggling with the disorder, but it deeply affects the entire family as a whole. There are few things as difficult as watching someone you [...]

Important Opioid and Opiates Information – Heroin Facts and Statistics

Heroin is an extremely potent opioid narcotic, one that is illegal in all 50 states and has been labeled a Schedule I drug by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. Over the course [...]

The Alcoholism Test – How to Test Yourself or a Loved One for Alcoholism

8 Signs that You or a Loved One is an Alcoholic Everybody drinks, right? For young adults, drinking to excess seems almost like a rite of passage. You’re expected to get [...]

The Difference Between Rehab and Detox

Drug addiction affects over 23.5 million Americans and under 12% of those addicted actually get treatment. Although drugs and alcohol all have different mechanisms of action, all addictions have the same root behaviors as [...]