Jaclyn Uloth
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June 10, 2019

What is MAT?

Understanding MAT: Medication Assisted Treatment According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Medication Assisted Treatment (also known as MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose. While MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids, it […]

June 6, 2019

I Keep Relapsing, Why?

Why Do I Keep Relapsing? You finally made the decision to get sober and receive treatment for your addiction. You went through your program, experienced detox and received all the tools you need to be able to live a long, happy healthy life in recovery. However, you find that you keep slipping up. Relapsing is […]

May 29, 2019

Depression and Addiction

Depression and Addiction’s Dangerous Cycle Every now and then, people experience the blues. After a stressful day at work, relationship issues or a traumatic experience it is normal for people to feel a little bit down for a period of time. However, depression is a very different thing. According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression […]

May 24, 2019

Suicide and Addiction

The Link Between Suicide and Addiction Addiction can cause a wide range of health problems. Not only can it deteriorate a person’s body physically, but it can make someone’s mental health much worse. This is because addiction stems from a root cause. Often, this root cause is a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as depression […]

May 16, 2019

Trauma and Addiction

Are Trauma and Addiction Related? According to SAMHSA, trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening with lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. In the United States, 61 percent of men […]

May 16, 2019

Anxiety and Addiction

Are Anxiety and Addiction Linked? Addiction always stems from a root cause. Mental health and addiction are very intertwined. Sometimes, this root cause can be anxiety. Whether the anxiety is diagnosed or undiagnosed, anxiety can often lead to addiction for a variety of reasons. People often feel the need to want to numb their anxiety […]

May 8, 2019

Why Do I Need to Detox From Alcohol?

Detox from Alcohol You have been in this place before. You’re wondering why you can’t “just cut back” on your drinking. You’ve made the decision a hundred times to stop drinking. You may have denied for a long time that you even have a problem, but you know deep down that you cannot control your […]

May 7, 2019

How Can Clonidine Manage Withdrawal Symptoms?

What is Clonidine? According to Medline, Clonidine was originally intended to treat high blood pressure or symptoms associated with ADHD. Clonidine treats high blood pressure by decreasing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Clonidine extended-release tablets may treat ADHD by affecting the part […]

April 26, 2019

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline

Heroin Withdrawal Aside from making the decision to finally get help, one of the biggest obstacles of heroin addiction is detoxing. Chances are, you have experienced being “dope sick” when you haven’t had heroin for a certain period of time. That is actually the beginning of the symptoms of heroin withdrawal, and it can be […]