woman pouring out pills and showing a physical dependence

Physical Dependence Is Not The Same As Addiction

Sometimes you will hear someone use the words “dependence” and “addiction” interchangeably. Is it possible to be physically dependent on drugs or alcohol and not be addicted? Yes, it is. Some drugs, particularly opioids, develop physical dependency in a short period of time requiring a professional opioid addiction treatment to recover successfully. According to the National…

pill bottle explaining the opiates definition

Fully Understanding the Opiates Definition to Manage Your Recovery

Opiates create a broad array of health problems when abused and may be poorly understood by much of the population. For example, some may assume that legal prescription drugs can’t cause addiction. Sadly, that is not the case with opiates. Therefore, you must understand the opiate’s definition to ensure that you remain healthy. Doing so…

man increasing his likelihood of death by increasing the dangers of mixing cocaine and alcohol

The Dangers of Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol

Can you mix cocaine and alcohol? According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), there were about 1.5 million cocaine users across the U.S. in 2017, and 14.1 million adults had an alcohol use disorder. Many cocaine users mix the drug with alcohol, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right health choice.…