Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use in College

Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use in College

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 30 percent of drug overdoses in the United States that involve opioids are also associated with the use of benzodiazepines. A dangerous combination of opioid and “benzo” use is on the rise, especially...
The Role Tolerance Plays in Addiction

The Role Tolerance Plays in Addiction

Addiction is an insidious disease that can creep in slowly or develop rapidly, depending on tolerance. People may not even be aware that they are developing an addiction, as the signs are progressive and the changes can be subtle. By understanding the role that...
3 Dangerous Myths About Addiction

3 Dangerous Myths About Addiction

Addiction is a subject that’s surrounded by misinformation. Beliefs about substance abuse commonly come from a place of fear or prejudice. As a result, it’s often difficult for people to get the facts they need to make informed decisions. Let’s...
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

An estimated 70 percent of Americans over age 18 have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Trauma is an emotional response to being the victim of or witness to a terrible or terrifying event. This could be violence, violent death, sexual or...
The Relationship Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

The Relationship Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

This is part two of the three-part series, Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment and Research-Based Interventions. Read part one, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Addiction almost always has underlying causes, and a history of trauma is one of the most common issues...
Trauma and Addiction: Making the Connection

Trauma and Addiction: Making the Connection

Trauma and addiction are closely connected. If you’ve suffered through a traumatic event in your past, you may be experiencing emotional, physical and psychological side effects as a result. Many people who experience trauma develop substance use disorders later...