When Should I Seek Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcoholism can affect everyone in your life, from family members to colleagues. The first step is a supervised detox when you’re ready to get alcoholism treatment. This process helps you handle withdrawal symptoms in a safe, supervised environment. It’s an essential step in managing the physical and mental discomfort as the alcohol leaves your system. […]

Heroin Side Effects

Heroin is an opioid made from morphine, a natural substance found in the seed pod of opium poppy plants grown in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. Opioids interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. Often these substances are taken for the euphoric effects that they produce. Opioids are […]

Heroin Identification

If you have never used heroin before, you may be unfamiliar with what it looks like. However, if you suspect that someone you love has started to use heroin or another substance, knowing what heroin looks like might be helpful knowledge. Heroin comes in a few distinct forms that can be readily identified. Identifying Heroin […]

What is a Heroin Overdose?

No one wants to imagine themselves or someone they love overdosing on heroin or any other substance. However, if you or someone you love is using heroin regularly, you should be aware of the reality that overdose is a possibility. According to the CDC, in 2018 there were nearly 47,000 opioid deaths, the classification of […]

Fentanyl Side Effects

Fentanyl is a useful substance used to treat individuals with chronic severe pain, or are experiencing intense pain following a medical procedure. Often individuals who have terminal cancer are prescribed fentanyl to ease their suffering towards the end of life. Like morphine, fentanyl is an opioid and it works by targeting receptors in a person’s […]

Signs of Heroin Addiction

When we hear about heroin or “the opioid crisis” on the news, it often seems distant and impersonal instead of happening nearby, close to home. For the family of a loved one that is living with heroin addiction here in Norfolk County, the topic of heroin addiction is very personal. A son, daughter, aunt, uncle, […]

What Are The Main Causes of Alcoholism

Cause & Effect: What Are the Main Causes of Alcoholism? If you are reading this, you may be wondering why a loved one has a problem with alcohol. It is painful to see someone struggling with alcohol addiction, but it also makes you curious. How did this happen? What leads someone to become addicted? What […]

A Guide for Mothers of Children Struggling with Substance Use Disorders

As a mom, your top priority is your child’s health and safety. If your child is struggling with a substance use disorder or SUD, their health and safety may be in jeopardy, and it may feel like helping them is impossible. It is important that you know your child’s SUD is not your fault. Watching […]

How To Help A Loved One With Alcoholism

We all want to help our loved ones. All you want is the best for them, and it pains you to watch them struggle with an addiction to alcohol. It can also be difficult to talk to them about their addiction in the proper way. We are here to help you consider how to talk […]