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,…

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…

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…

a woman with dyed red hair drinks and thinks about the connection between personality and alcohol dependence

Personality and Alcohol Dependence: Does Your Personality Matter in Recovery

How do personality and alcohol dependence mix? The development of alcohol use disorder can happen to anyone, with any type of personality and in all demographic areas. Some people may have a personality that makes them more likely to use drugs or alcohol. It’s important to note that there’s no specific alcoholic personality – a…