Woman with Percocet addiction holding her head

How Does Percocet Addiction Start?

Millions of Americans who had no intention of having an addiction to opioids have found themselves trapped by dependence on painkillers like Percocet. Before it was commonly known to the public that synthetic opioids were so dangerous, they were aggressively marketed to doctors and hospitals by the companies that produced them. They were legally prescribed…

woman get detox during covid

5 Advantages of Outpatient Detox During Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdowns used to manage it has dragged on long enough to up-end most people’s life plans in some significant way. Medically, there have been too many effects to count. This includes people who are struggling with addiction and need professional help to succeed. Following the changes in the science of…

woman considers how mental health affects addiction

How Mental Health Affects Addiction

Addiction makes permanent changes to your brain. Even after you have successfully gone through detox and recovery, those changes to your neural architecture will still be there. This is what is often called a “chronic brain disorder.” This is the same name given to mental health disorders like schizophrenia and depression. Changes made by addiction…