The Relationship Between Opioids and Depression

The Relationship Between Opioids and Depression

The world is well aware there is a serious opioid epidemic in the United States. There is also the overwhelming fact that one in 12 adults in the United States suffers with depression. According to Kathleen Smith, PhD and author of “Depression and Opioid Abuse,” 2.4 million people in the U.S. abuse prescription painkillers and […]

Cocaine Use and Abuse

Cocaine Use and Abuse

Cocaine has had, and continues to have, an influence on popular culture. It has been highlighted in songs, such as Cocaine Blues, sung by Johnny Cash, in That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cocaine by J.J. Cale, and Life in the Fast Lane by The Eagles, as well as in other songs by various artists. Yet, what is it about cocaine that keeps it such a popular […]

Breaking Free From the Addiction of Codependent Behavior

Breaking Free From the Addiction of Codependent Behavior

Enabling is often confused with empowering. Truth is, both are born out of a desire to help. It is a natural instinct to want to help someone you love, the problem arises when helping transitions to hurting instead. To a certain degree, everyone can be an enabler so it is important that people learn to identify when they […]