Signs of Physical Dependence

Signs of Physical Dependence

Substance abuse can produce silent effects. You start with a drink or a pill, experience the high, and wake up the next day as if nothing happened. If you do this enough times, your body begins to change. You can develop a tolerance, also known as physical dependence. Physical dependence is what begins the dark […]

Are Mental Health Disorders Considered Neurodivergent?

Are Mental Health Disorders Considered Neurodivergent

In our society, we have a narrow view of what’s “normal” that leaves out a lot of people. The neurodiversity movement is about recognizing variations in brain function as typical. In other words, there is no standard-issue brain. At TruHealing Centers, our range of mental health treatment programs provides comprehensive care for neurodivergent disorders. Our […]

How to Enjoy a Sober Thanksgiving

How to Enjoy a Sober Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of celebration and reflection on all how we are blessed. Yet, for some, Thanksgiving presents many temptations and triggers that may cause you to relapse. Therefore, it is crucial to prepare for this holiday by taking critical steps that help you enjoy a sober Thanksgiving. You can do several things to […]

Does Addiction Run in Families?

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Does addiction run in families? The short answer is yes. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as much as half of a person’s risk for addiction is genetic.  However, having a family history of addiction does not mean it is inevitable. Environmental factors, such as exposure to drugs and alcohol, history of […]

What is the Difference Between Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs?

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When you read about the addiction treatment levels of care, you may notice that there is both outpatient and intensive outpatient. You might wonder: what is the difference between the two? Both outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are part-time, meaning you live at home or in sober living while receiving treatment, rather than in the […]

Is There a Difference Between Dependence and Addiction?


Having a dependence on drugs or alcohol is very serious and consequential. It can tear up your life and harm your body. Some people overdose from drugs or suffer from alcohol poisoning from drinking too much. When your life revolves around a dependence on a substance, it can make things miserable. You may be wondering […]

What Are The Stages of Addiction?


Dealing with any type of addiction is difficult. It can upend your life and relationships. It has been the cause of many broken homes and bodies. Whether you are in the beginning stages of using drugs or somewhere in the middle, you may wonder what the stages of addiction are, how did this come to […]

What is the Difference Between Dependence and Addiction?

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Drug or alcohol dependence is when a person has become physically dependent on a substance. It is marked by increased tolerance, as well as withdrawal when use is stopped. Addiction is when a person continues to seek out and use a substance despite negative consequences. Substance Dependence used to be a separate diagnosis to Substance […]

What is the Difference Between Opioids and Benzos?

OpioidsvsBenzosBenzodiazepines (often called “benzos”) and opioids are both common drugs of abuse, but they are used for different purposes. Benzos are tranquilizers or sedatives—such as Valium, Klonopin, and Xanax—often prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, muscle relaxation, and detox from alcohol. However, about 17% of people who take benzos misuse them. In recent decades, benzo use has [...]

What is “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”?

Drive Sober 1.2“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a campaign by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a subdivision of the United States Department of Transportation. In 2020, National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns will occur between August 19 and September 7. During this time, the administration will air anti-drunk- driving advertisements, as [...]