Disturbed Sleep and Alcohol Abuse

Sleep disorders are conditions that affect your normal sleeping patterns, leading to difficulties falling asleep as well as a reduced amount of sleep overall. These disorders can result from medical issues, health problems, environmental issues and alcohol withdrawal. It’s essential to get adequate high-quality sleep to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Sufficient sleep has many benefits…

Alcohol Addiction Among Millenials

Alcohol Addiction Among Millenials

Alcohol Addiction Among Millenials Very soon, Millenials will surpass Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the United States. While this generation has seen incredible advances in a variety of fields, they’ve also been at the heart of crippling school debt and ever-growing depression and anxiety. Unsurprisingly, young people often turn to alcohol to…

Science of Addiction

Most people don’t truly understand addiction. They see an unhealthy dependence on drugs or alcohol, and mistakenly think addicted individuals lack willpower or have some kind of moral failing. Most don’t understand why an addict can’t just stop using. The truth is addiction is a complex brain disease. This means quitting takes more than just…

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Ask Us Anything About Teen Substance Use

Substance use disorders are a pervasive issue among teenagers throughout the United States and the rest of the world, and many areas like Chicago are facing significant ramifications. In order to move forward, addiction treatment providers must address the younger generation’s unique situation and needs. One of the biggest concerns many teens and parents find…

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

What is Marijuana? Cannabis, also called marijuana, pot or weed, is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of dried, shredded pieces of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The main compound of marijuana, THC, is what is believed to alter chemicals in the brain to produce a “high.” Addiction…