Process Addictions in the LGBTQ+ Community

Process Addictions in the LGBTQ+ Community

The term “process addiction” refers to activities and behaviors that are addictive for certain individuals. A process addiction develops when the brain is activated to produce pleasant feelings whenever an action is engaged, making an individual more likely to repeat that activity in the future. The pleasurable sensations produced are the same as those produced…

Speedball | Gateway Addiction Rehab

Speedball

A “speedball,” not to be confused with the speedball drink, is a combination of drugs that people use to achieve a specific, extremely intense type of high. In general, a speedball combines a stimulant and a depressant drug. The most common speedball composition includes cocaine and heroin, two incredibly powerful drugs on their own. Other…

Drug Addiction Among Cancer Patients | Gateway

Drug Addiction Among Cancer Patients

Every year, more than 1,760,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. This devastating disease comes with a host of debilitating symptoms including severe pain, which is often treated using powerfully addictive opioid painkillers. People with cancer are more vulnerable to opioid misuse than the general population, and it can quickly lead to addiction. Prevalence of Opioid Addiction in…

Addiction During Pregnancy

Addiction During Pregnancy

Addiction treatment during pregnancy can make all the difference between giving birth to a healthy baby, having a baby with severe complications or losing a child. Many pregnant women fear they may lose rights to their unborn baby if they seek help for substance abuse. However, it’s better to receive treatment for addiction than to…