Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal

Because it is legal, easily purchased, and a major part of most social events, alcohol is a substance that can be easily abused or lead to dependency. There are several ways an individual can develop an alcohol use disorder or addiction, from regular consumption to binge drinking. Whatever the case, alcohol use can have a…

Is Heroin Considered to Be a Narcotic

  Is Heroin a Narcotic by Definition? A narcotic is a drug that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, or induces deep sleep. But narcotics, when misused, can cause a stupor, coma, or convulsions. Another aspect of narcotics is that they are physiologically addictive. This means that upon use, an individual’s brain chemistry…

Detox Symptoms

Addressing the abuse of drugs or alcohol is rarely a simple matter. In fact, it’s often an urgent, potentially life-threatening issue, as substance abuse causes problems at work, in the home, at school, and with your health. The first step in  a Florida Addiction Treatment Program usually involves detox. But Detox Programs are critical in getting…

Many people who struggle with addiction have underlying mental health disorders. This may include conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. When both mental health disorders and addiction occur at the same time, they are known as co-occurring disorders. Addiction treatment combined with mental health disorder treatment can offer solutions for you. At…

How You Can Observe Teen Mental Health Awareness Day

At Fort Behavioral Health in Fort Worth, Texas, our licensed therapists and addiction treatment professionals emphasize teen mental health treatment as an essential part of our teen recovery program. If you are a teen who may have a mental health disorder that is accelerating drug or alcohol use, our Fort Behavioral Health team can help.…

What Should You Do if You Need Opioid Detox?

Opioid addiction carries a high risk of having an overdose, so it’s essential to seek treatment if you have an opioid addiction. Opioid substances, such as prescription painkillers, can cause serious and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Being in an opioid addiction treatment program under professional supervision helps ensure that you or your loved one stays…

Common Signs of Manic Depression

Manic depression in teens, also known as bipolar disorder, can be challenging for you and your son to manage alone. Bipolar disorder involves episodes of heightened mania and bouts of severe depression, which can last a lifetime. While most people receive a diagnosis in adolescence or adulthood, the symptoms can appear earlier in childhood. With…

Signs Your Child Needs an Adolescent Treatment Program

You know your child better than anyone else. However, it may be difficult for you to recognize signs that your adolescent may need professional help for an addiction. But if your adolescent is struggling with addiction, it’s more important than anything else to get them the help they need. Sometimes that needed help may take…