Gateway Foundation Signs and Symptoms of Drug Drug Addiction and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

According to a 2017 article in The Washington Post, one in eight Americans have an alcohol use disorder and a 2017 Pew Research poll found that nearly half of U.S. adults have a close friend or family member who has a substance use disorder involving drugs. Do you know the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction? Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol…

Synthetic Marijuana Fake Weed Related Injuries and Deaths Break Out in Illinois

Synthetic Marijuana Fake Weed Related Injuries and Deaths Break Out in Illinois

An outbreak of synthetic marijuana, starting in Chicago and fanning out in Illinois, has caused more than 50 cases of serious bleeding–including two deaths–and those numbers are rising. “This is the first time we’ve seen an outbreak of this magnitude in the area,” Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health, announces. Its effects…

Gateway Foundation Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Drug Withdrawal Treatment

Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Despite the harmful and long-lasting effects of drug use, people struggling with drug addiction have a compulsive and uncontrollable urge to keep using. Stopping can be difficult. In fact, it may even seem impossible, especially because drug withdrawal symptoms can be extremely unpleasant, dangerous, and even lethal. However, with the right drug withdrawal treatment, people can overcome withdrawal and…

Gateway Foundation Bad Habits: Process Addictions Beyond Alcohol and Drugs Behavioral Addiction

Process Addictions Beyond Alcohol and Drugs

When people think of addiction, they think of substances like alcohol and drugs. They rarely think of addictive behaviors, but addiction goes well past substance use disorders. It also pertains to process addictions. What is Process Addiction? In 2011, the American Society of Addiction Medicine included behavioral addiction in the broader definition of addiction. Behavioral, or process, addiction is the…