heroin abuse

Common Signs of Heroin Abuse

Heroin is an addictive opioid that can be smoked, injected, or snorted. It provides relief by numbing physical and emotional pain but also impairs cognition and organ functioning. Long-term heroin use changes people’s brain chemistry, especially when heroin is combined with other drugs. This makes it impossible for people to get pleasure from the things…

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How Long Does Substance Abuse Treatment Take?

How long substance abuse treatment takes depends on each individual case. A severe drinking problem that has persisted for years will take longer to get under control than an instance of someone overmedicating for a month or two after being prescribed painkillers due to an accident. While some clients will walk out of a treatment…

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Sunstone Recovery Offers Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance abuse counseling can help individuals who are dealing with difficult issues. For example, you may have an addiction to alcohol or drugs. Treatment for this includes addressing physical, psychological, and social imbalances. Sunstone Recovery offers you a chance to learn better skills to help you stop the cycle of drinking or drug use. We…

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Overcoming Psychological Dependence

What is psychological dependence? The term psychology refers to the behavioral process related to the mind and emotions. Psychological dependence describes the mental and emotional processes that relate to developing or recovering from a substance abuse problem or addiction. Emotional dependence is just as severe as physical dependence, and addressing the mental aspects of dependence…

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What are Telehealth Services?

Telemedicine services are becoming more and more popular amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During Mental Health Awareness month, we are excited to announce that Sunstone Recovery will be fully converting to telemedicine. If you are struggling with mental health or substance abuse and are wondering how to access treatment programs while socially distancing, telemedicine appointments provide…