Can Heroin Cause Physical Effects on Your Brain?

Heroin is a powerful and deadly drug with the potential to alter everything in your life dramatically. The illicit drug can change you emotionally and mentally, and then there are the physical effects of heroin addiction. Heroin use and abuse will severely limit the functions of your brain. While the short-term effects can be tragic,…

Signs of Benzo Abuse

Benzos like Valium and Xanax are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. These medications have been proven effective in treating seizure disorders, panic attacks, and anxiety. Even when used as prescribed by a trusted doctor, these drugs can become highly addictive, eventually leading to a dangerous addiction. If you or someone in…

What Are the Symptoms of Cocaine Intoxication?

Cocaine’s stimulant qualities are what appeal to those who use it. Before anyone realized how addictive and dangerous the drug could be, it was in over-the-counter medications and even, briefly, in Coca-Cola. Many people who use this drug feel it makes them more confident, effective, and likable. The euphoric effects tempt users to keep using,…

Choosing a Rehab For Addiction

It’s never easy when a family member abuses drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, it becomes even more difficult to deal with when they develop a dependence or addiction. When you’re a parent, and you see your child, no matter their age, struggle with the disease of addiction, you want to help them. Without question, every parent…

Underage Drinking

The consumption of alcoholic beverages by those under the age of 21 is a prevalent issue throughout most areas in the United States. Along with the many legal implications this problem can present, many health concerns can affect youths who drink excessively. In order to prevent alcohol abuse in minors, it is necessary to understand…

What Are 5 Healthy Coping Mechanisms For Addiction?

Recovery from substance use disorder means finding new coping mechanisms to deal with life’s struggles and triggering events. Using healthy coping skills can take your mind off using or drinking and help foster a life free of drug and alcohol use. At Virtues Behavioral Health, we incorporate coping skills treatment programs in our addiction recovery…