Woman struggling with different types of mental illness

How are Different Types of Mental Illness Related to Substance Abuse?

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that approximately 50% of people who have mental illness abuse drugs. In addition, 53 percent of drug abusers have one of the types of mental illness. Because mental health disorders and substance abuse are often seen together, it’s important for people seeking treatment to have cognitive behavior…

Woman who deals with chronic pain and opioids addiction

Chronic Pain and Opioids: The Basis for an Epidemic

In the United States, we have an epidemic of opioid addiction. Unfortunately, the problem often times originates innocently, and the addiction is unexpected. Experts can’t deny that there is a connection between chronic pain and opioids. However, there is also a correlation between those taking opioids for chronic pain and opioid addiction. The need for…

a woman holds a pill on her tongue thinking about the long term effects of xanax

Long Term Effects of Xanax Abuse

Xanax belongs to the class of medications called benzodiazepines, which are used for anxiety and panic disorders. People prescribed this medication usually struggle with chronic anxiety issues. Xanax works well for people struggling with anxiety because it is fast-acting. It calms the anxious person within minutes, which makes it a desirable medication for those suffering.…