a woman hiding in the bathroom as she goes through heroin withdrawal

Stages of Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin addiction is the cause of the largest number of overdose deaths in the country at the moment. Many heroin detox programs are finding themselves consistently at capacity yet there are many more waiting for their chance to enter a detox program. Heroin withdrawal isn’t quite as physically difficult as with some other drugs. However,…

a young woman looking at the snow thinking about seasonal depression

How Does Seasonal Depression Affect You?

Depression associated with seasonal changes is known as seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It tends to affect people during the winter months when sunlight is less available. Much like other forms of depression, SAD can have you feeling low, sad, and uninterested in life. If existing mental health conditions seem to get worse…

a doctor telling a patient about Benefits of an Alumni Program

Benefits of an Alumni Program

Your post-treatment support network matters. A good alumni program is the foundation of maintaining mental health after completing an Arizona mental health treatment program. It can provide the option for people who are already recovered to check in periodically, help others, and continue to work on their own growth and development. It makes relapse less…

a person taking drugs without knowing Dangers of Self-Medicating for Trauma

Dangers of Self-Medication for Trauma

Healing from trauma is an extremely complicated process. Forgetting about it doesn’t work. Directing your attention elsewhere doesn’t work. Drinking and drugs might provide temporary relief, but they won’t help you heal. That’s where we come in. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center we want to help trauma survivors get past the issues they’re still facing.…

a young girl hiding while not knowing about Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Childhood Trauma and Addiction

If you’ve experienced trauma in your childhood and you’re struggling with addiction as an adult, that’s not surprising. Childhood trauma and addiction are linked in many ways because addiction is used as a coping mechanism for all the unhealed trauma that you’re still trying to process. Getting through that trauma can take time and effort, but…

doctors discussing commonly abused prescription drugs

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Commonly abused prescription drugs are often as dangerous as “street” substances, yet they’re widely available. A drug that’s safe or essential to take when you have a particular condition can become deadly when taken for pleasure instead. Since these medications are prescribed by doctors and dispensed by pharmacies, there’s a common misconception they’re somehow safer…

a group therapy session explaining what is a process addiction

What is a Process Addiction?

Most people think of addiction as solely a chemical or substance-based problem. However, the human brain can latch on to nearly any soothing or pleasing behavior and form an addiction. Process addictions usually don’t involve specific substances, but they still cause adverse effects. A person struggling with a process addiction may lose friends, struggle to maintain romantic…

two people hold hands as they wonder how to help a loved one with addiction

How To Help a Loved One With Addiction

Addiction is an all-consuming disease. When a loved one with addiction is struggling through it, it’s natural to feel the need to want to do something to help. What can you do? Your most important first step is to realize your loved one needs professional help. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we offer the resources…