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Author Archives: Kari Schneider

Breaking Away from Meth Addiction: Taking the Right Steps

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Methamphetamine use is a growing and serious problem in our country, and is often difficult to overcome without proper help. If you or someone you know is struggling with a meth addiction, there are steps you can take to get help and start breaking away from the addiction. This post will discuss these steps, as […]

How to Approach a Loved One About Getting Help With Substance Abuse

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It can be very difficult to approach a loved one about their substance abuse, especially if you’re worried about their safety. Substance abuse carries with it serious risks, and it’s important for family and friends to intervene when it becomes a problem. In this article, we’ll discuss the best strategies for approaching a loved one […]

How To Spot A Gambling Addiction Before it’s Too Late

Gambling can be a fun and exciting way to pass the time, but for some, it has become a dangerous addiction that can lead to serious financial, emotional, and even physical problems. It’s easy to slip into a gambling addiction without even realizing it, and it can happen to anyone, regardless of income level or […]

Different Stages of Psychotherapy

If you’ve been considering psychotherapy, you might be wondering about the different stages involved. Psychotherapy, commonly known as “talk therapy”, is a process in which a person speaks with a mental health professional about their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to gain insight and make positive changes in their life. It’s a safe, confidential and collaborative […]

Methadone Versus Suboxone

What’s the difference between Methadone and Suboxone? Which treatment is best for you? Methadone and Suboxone are both prescription drugs that help treat opioid addiction. Opioids include painkillers, heroin, and fentanyl. Both of these medicines are used to treat opioid use disorder. However, they’re two different medications. Learn more about the different medications and how […]

Helping a meth addict

How to Help Someone With a Meth Addiction Methamphetamine (meth) is a dangerous, powerful, and addictive substance. Around 1 million Americans struggle with meth addiction. Methamphetamine abuse can lead to serious side effects, including tooth decay, weight loss, skin lesions, anxiety, memory loss, hallucinations, aggression, and brain damage. Witnessing a person fall victim to this […]

Drug Assisted Treatment vs Sober Home

Why Drug-Assisted Treatment is Better Than Sober Living Homes for Opioid Addiction Treatment Evidence shows drugs like Methadone and Buprenorphine can help people recover from opioid addiction. Drug-assisted treatment helps medically reduce withdrawal symptoms, boosting a person’s chances of recovery. Is joining a certified opioid treatment program the best option? Or will residing in a […]

Mental Health Problems and Drug Addiction

How Mental Health Problems and Drug Addiction Should be Treated Simultaneously Mental health disorders have been known to lead to alcohol or drug abuse as a way of self-medicating. At the same time, addiction to illegal substances and alcohol can lead to mental health problems. Sometimes mental health problems and substance addictions occur together. Many […]