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 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…

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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…