More than a third of adults in the United States don’t get enough sleep. In some cases, sleep deprivation may be due to a short-term stressor, such as an impending marriage or promotion. In other cases, lack of […]
What is addiction? The answer to this question is more complex than you might expect. On the surface, addiction means someone repeatedly participates in behavior that has negative and often unhealthy consequences. When […]
You may have heard the term “wet brain” in connection with long-term, heavy alcohol use. It’s a colloquial term for the medical condition Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. This brain disorder refers to two […]
Since the beginning of the 21st century, the opioid crisis in the U.S. has been steadily worsening. Between prescription opioids and illicit opioids, about 67,300 Americans die from an opioid overdose […]
Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant with potentially dangerous consequences. Someone might try methamphetamine to experience its euphoric effects and crave the drug again to escape negative […]
Not sure if you’re struggling with an alcohol addiction? Click the button below to take our free Addiction Test. Take Addiction Test Is Alcohol Addiction a Big Problem? At Synergy Recovery Services, we see many […]
Are You Addicted to Drugs? How do you know if you use drugs recreationally or are “addicted” to a substance and require treatment? If you wonder “Do I need a drug rehab clinic?” ask yourself the […]
These days, it seems like alcohol is everywhere. It’s become synonymous with being social, having fun and enjoying life to the fullest. However, having a glass of wine during an outing or meeting a friend for a […]
Adderall is a prescription drug primarily used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder — commonly known as ADHD — and other neurological issues, such as narcolepsy. When used correctly under a […]
Alcohol addiction will damage your relationships with your loved ones and harm your ability to perform your duties at work and at home. In addition, excessive drinking can cause you to develop a number of serious health […]
You look in the mirror and don’t recognize the person you see. It’s a shell of the person you used to be ever since your addiction took over. It didn’t happen overnight, but it slowly but surely […]
The most important step that you can make regarding your drug or alcohol addiction is going to a rehab facility. Here, you will be treated professionally by a doctor and other specialists who can help you overcome the […]
Committing to a rehab program is the first step to recovery, but attendance is not enough. The early stages of combatting addiction could leave you feeling vulnerable. It’s easy to close yourself off from […]
Why don’t people want to quit drugs? Most times it’s not a question of want. It’s a question of will. Addiction is a disease that impact’s a person’s willpower and decision-making skills. […]
Should you tell others you have an addiction? When you’re serious about overcoming your addiction, it’s important to reach out to your loved ones. This tough but courageous step is important for your […]
Helping a sibling who is struggling with addiction seems overwhelming. Whether it’s a sister or brother with the drug addiction, you want to support them without enabling their dysfunctional behavior. Siblings see […]
How can you get your job back after rehab? Going back to work after rehab is one of the top priorities for recovering addicts. But often they feel intimidated by some of the barriers between them and employment. They […]
The decision to ask for help in overcoming your addiction marks the beginning of the rest of your life. Initial therapies and getting through detoxification are the first steps that you need to take in this journey. You […]
Over the past 15 years, death rates attributed to prescription painkiller overdoses in women have increased by 400 percent. In comparison, rates of men dying from overdosing on prescription painkillers have increased by […]
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