Woman struggling with the symptoms of hallucinogen persisting perception disorder

Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder

Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder is a recurring distortion of a person’s visual perception. Typically, it presents itself as a lingering effect of hallucinogen abuse. Symptoms may continue for months or years. Some relief from symptoms occurs with addiction treatment care. However, consuming hallucinogenic drugs is common with diagnosing this rare disorder. Causes of Hallucinogen Persisting…

Pills on the table that can lead to suboxone side effects

Suboxone Side Effects

Suboxone is commonly used to treat opioid dependence and abuse. It is prescribed by a doctor and contains the active ingredients naloxone and buprenorphine. These block the bodies’ opioid receptors and prevent opioid effects from being experienced. They also prevent usually prevent suboxone abuse. However, for some people who stop using suboxone side effects are…

Woman receiving counseling for both trauma and addiction

Trauma and Addiction

Did you know that one person’s unpleasant experience is another one’s traumatic incident? This understanding illustrates that trauma is highly unique to the person. When you experience it, therapy can help you with processing the event. Without help, you might be facing ongoing trauma and addiction. You Can’t Just Get Over It Childhood abandonment, death,…

What Does the Ego Have to do With Addiction?

What Does the Ego Have to do With Addiction?

Some people describe addiction as a spiritual disease as much as it is a mental, emotional or physical one. Just like depression and other mental illnesses, addiction can be seen as being a deep disconnect within us that severs our connection with our higher power as well as the interconnectedness of our different parts. We…

Self-Oppression

Self-Oppression

When we think of oppression, we usually associate it with political and economic subjugation in our societies. What can be just as harmful, however, are the many ways in which we oppress ourselves. Self-oppression keeps us trapped and locked into lives full of pain. It prevents us from seeking out happier paths for ourselves and…

Why Does Depression Often Go Untreated?

Why Does Depression Often Go Untreated?

Although depression is a debilitating and paralyzing mental illness, it often goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated. There are a number of reasons why we never reach out for help, many of them having to do with the stigma that still surrounds addiction in our society and in our communities. There is still a common misconception…