Drug addiction is a chronic disease and mental illness一and scarily powerful ones at that. Addiction can cause us to continuously make choices that go against all instincts for self-preservation such as forgoing our need for shelter (and have us abandon the necessary means for acquiring it, i.e. a job) and…


Unhappy with the number on the scale? The culprit might not be what’s on your plate, but rather, what’s in your cup. Alcohol is a nutritionless calorie bomb packed with carbs and sugar. Beer and wine have about 150 calories a serving. Hard liquors like gin vodka, and tequila pack…


From head to toe, there is a network of little tubes that carry blood throughout our bodies: our blood vessels. Our veins are a kind of blood vessel located close to the surface of our skin and carry blood back to the heart and lungs to be oxygenated. Veins are…


It’s well known that drinking can cause balance issues and dizziness. But did you know that this is caused by alcohol’s impact on your ears rather than your brain? Yes, in case you hadn’t already heard, alcohol can wreak havoc on your hearing organs. …


The trigger for your drug abuse habit might be closer than you think; a ‘who’ rather than a ‘what’. Toxic relationships and substance use disorders go hand in hand. Whether intentional or otherwise, they often generate feelings of isolation, fear, insecurity, frustration, or stress-all of which have been directly attributed…


When you think about what an alcoholic looks like, you may think of the homeless man on the corner of the street, the loud and crude woman who frequents the local bar, or you may think of your own parent, sibling, or child. The reality is that an alcoholic doesn’t…


There are a lot of acronyms used in the addiction treatment community: IP (inpatient treatment), OP (outpatient treatment), EBP (evidence-based practice), MAT (medically-assisted treatment)-just to name a few. These terms might seem like a jumble of letters to the average person, but one little letter can mean a world of…


Post-traumatic stress disorder is a severe mental illness when the brain relives traumatic experiences resulting in intense bouts of fear, anger, or other negative emotions (which can also cause immense physical distress). These instances are called flashbacks. …


Substance use disorder is an illness that has no shortage of difficulties. Admitting that someone needs treatment is hard enough without having to deal with worrying about people judging you for it. The last thing that anyone struggling with addiction wants is to feel like they’re less of a person…


Addiction is no respecter of people, and this is especially true for college students. College is a difficult transition for many students throughout the United States and adding addiction on top of that complicates things even further, but this doesn’t mean that students are without hope. There are many options

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The Freedom Center is a substance abuse rehab center that treats individuals with various addiction types.

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