a woman experiences the long-term effects of prescription drug abuse

Long-Term Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a widespread problem across the country. Misuse of medication may lead to serious short-term effects. It may also produce damaging long-term effects. One major possible outcome of prolonged medication abuse is addiction. There is also the ever-present danger of experiencing an overdose. In addition, long-term abuse may expose you to an…

woman receiving OCD treatment

What to Expect in Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Addiction and substance abuse disorders often go hand-in-hand with other co-occurring mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. Alternatively, children and teens with untreated depression and anxiety may later develop an addiction to alcohol or drugs as a harmful coping mechanism. For such patients, their addiction therapy program must include co-occurring disorder treatment for…

a woman reaps the benefits of a partial hospitalization program

3 Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program

Recovery from a substance abuse disorder doesn’t need to be a journey that you face alone. With a partial hospitalization program (PHP), you can get the best of both worlds: intensive medical care from expert professionals and the chance to recover at home, supported by family and friends. A partial hospitalization program is often less…

a woman learns how to increase serotonin

How to Increase Serotonin

Dopamine and serotonin are naturally occurring substances in your body that perform essential functions. Although they are very different chemicals, some people may use the terms “dopamine” and “serotonin” interchangeably. Some common drugs are designed to mimic the effects of dopamine or serotonin, and these drugs can be highly addictive. At Memphis Recovery Centers, our…