• Gender-specific Drug Treatment
    September 9, 2019
    There are many benefits to gender-specific drug treatment programs. In the case of Reflections Recovery Center, male-only substance abuse rehabilitation provides a distraction-free and inclusive environment to heal and grow while abstaining from substances. It also provides the opportunity to focus on issues only plagued by the male gender....
  • Tramadol and Alcohol
    July 24, 2019
    Tramadol and Alcohol Tramadol is an opiate analgesic (or narcotic). To this end, its purpose is to treat moderate to severe pain. As an opiate, there’s a significant risk of addiction and this increases with long-term use.* For the most part, it’s meant to help people that need 24/7...
  • Is Alcoholism a Disease?
    July 15, 2019
    Is Alcoholism a Disease and can it be a Genetic Predisposition? Language is, of course, one of the most important ways that humans communicate. The words we use are meaningful, especially so when it comes to serious issues like addiction. Over time, language shifts to fit our needs and...
  • Movies about Addiction
    July 10, 2019
    Movies about Addiction and Alcoholism Some good news is that alcohol consumption is down in the United States, a trend for the past few years.* However, while it is going down, there are still many people who struggle with abuse and addiction. Because alcohol is a widely accepted substance,...
  • Painkiller Addiction
    July 2, 2019
    What Does Painkiller Addiction Look Like? There is no clear image or description of what addiction is like. Still, for many people they at least had an idea that it was “hard” and illegal drugs like heroin or meth. It wasn’t something that would be a part of the...
  • Addiction in the LGBTQ Community
    June 25, 2019
    Why addressing specific communities is important Addiction is complex not only because of substances and how they affect bodies, but also because of the people dealing with it. When treating someone, it is important to take into consideration that person as a whole. This includes, but is not limited...
  • Addiction and Isolation
    June 15, 2019
    A Cycle of Addiction and Isolation Addiction steals from people. It steals time and destroys relationships and communities. Often, people suffering from addiction end up increasingly isolated. This could be due to their own guilt and shame, and they then cut themselves off from those around them. With the...
  • Substance Use in Media
    June 7, 2019
    Media and Addiction With the rise of technology and media, it may or may not be obvious to say media has a significant impact on our lives. Advertising has been around for a long time and has changed rapidly in recent years. Companies and individuals seek to impact our...
  • Movies about Addiction
    May 31, 2019
    Substance Abuse in Media Movies have significant cultural impact and movies about addiction are important. Substances have been portrayed in a variety of ways, ranging from casual use, to abuse and addiction. Many films, including The Hangover, are centered around wild nights fueled by alcohol. In The Wolf of...
  • Xanax and Alcohol Mixed
    May 25, 2019
    Alcohol and Xanax (also known as Alprazolam) are both substances that are legal. They are also both substances that are widely available and commonly abused. This can make it difficult to recognize any issues. In regard to alcohol and Xanax, mixing the two can be incredibly risky even without...