Group Therapy in Baltimore County: Helping Each Other Move Forward

2018-12-11T10:31:15-05:00

When it comes to the treatment of addictions and substance abuse, many varieties of treatment and therapy have been developed. Over time, these forms have had very successful outcomes for so many of the patients who desperately need aid. However, the idea of group therapy may be daunting to many, as some feel as if [...]

Group Therapy in Baltimore County: Helping Each Other Move Forward2018-12-11T10:31:15-05:00

Opioid Addiction More Likely Without Purpose

2019-08-14T15:50:57-04:00

The 'causes' of the opioid addiction are greatly variable, but something that has been theorized is that a lack of purpose and drive is a contributor to the opioids epidemic of the modern age. People who are unable to see a clear direction within their own futures are often vulnerable to this extent of drug [...]

Opioid Addiction More Likely Without Purpose2019-08-14T15:50:57-04:00

Opiates: The Dangerous Escape Attempt from Pain

2019-08-14T15:55:29-04:00

Those who haven't taken opiates before likely have no idea why they are so addictive (and dangerous). From the outside looking in, it can be impossible to see why anyone would continue to use these prescription pills. "The more opiates one imbibes, the more the brain adapts to counteract their effects," which is a big [...]

Opiates: The Dangerous Escape Attempt from Pain2019-08-14T15:55:29-04:00

Opioid Prescribing Is Highest in This Part of the Country…

2019-08-14T16:00:23-04:00

A political issue that is continuing to catch fire throughout local and larger governments is the discussion of opioid prescribing, the epidemic, and who to blame for all of it. One of the many factors to examine within this debate is the locations within the United States where we find the largest number of addictions. [...]

Opioid Prescribing Is Highest in This Part of the Country…2019-08-14T16:00:23-04:00

Opioid Addictions a Result of Poor Pain Management

2019-08-14T16:05:45-04:00

How and why do many people begin using opioids in the first place? In a lot of cases, it's to ease pain. In order to lessen the number of opioid addictions within the country today and to help those patients, we have to find new, better ways to ease their pain. Better Pain Relief Will [...]

Opioid Addictions a Result of Poor Pain Management2019-08-14T16:05:45-04:00

Opioid Abuse Worsened with Criminal Justice

2019-08-14T16:06:33-04:00

"The vast majority – upwards of 80% -- of individuals in the justice system have a substance use disorder including addiction, dependence or abuse." What does this mean for people in the community who are struggling with opioid abuse? At the very least, it means that the criminal justice system has too much involvement when [...]

Opioid Abuse Worsened with Criminal Justice2019-08-14T16:06:33-04:00

Drug Treatment in Baltimore Needed Following Warning Signs

2019-08-14T16:06:47-04:00

It can be difficult to admit that a loved one is in need of drug treatment in Baltimore, that they may be abusing a prescription for opioids. How can you tell what is 'normal' use and what could be considered abuse, and how do you then bring it up with them? Signs That They Need [...]

Drug Treatment in Baltimore Needed Following Warning Signs2019-08-14T16:06:47-04:00

Opiate Addiction Coaxed by Underlying Symptoms

2019-08-14T16:08:39-04:00

"Fifty percent of Americans have a friend or family member with opiate addiction." This is a statistic that we absolutely need to move away from, to reduce, in order to help those people to heal. The Root Causes of an Opiate Addiction Those who are struggling with this addiction typically began with the abuse of [...]

Opiate Addiction Coaxed by Underlying Symptoms2019-08-14T16:08:39-04:00

Opioid Crisis Blame Being Placed on Wrong Shoulders

2019-08-14T16:09:34-04:00

With recent calls from those in power for severe punishment for drug dealers, we are forced to examine more heavily who is "most culpable" for the state of the opioid crisis. Wrong Steps Toward Opioid Crisis Relief People are quick to lay blame on others, but the patterns of addiction, when it comes to prescription [...]

Opioid Crisis Blame Being Placed on Wrong Shoulders2019-08-14T16:09:34-04:00

Prescription Opioids: How Did the Epidemic Begin?

2019-08-14T16:11:08-04:00

As long as the epidemic continues to rage on within the U.S., those who are committed to battling addiction will keep discussing it. Prescription opioids are still warring against people in need, and we have to figure out the best possible way to aid them and to guide them toward recovery. Examining the Root of [...]

Prescription Opioids: How Did the Epidemic Begin?2019-08-14T16:11:08-04:00