Addiction and Its Relationship to Other Psychiatric Problems

Mental illness is a common issue. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that close to one in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental illness. Addiction is also a common problem, and sometimes, addiction and other mental illnesses co-occur. Fortunately, psychiatrists like Dr. Mark Stracks of Psy-Visions understand the complex […]

Access Help Through Therapy During Suboxone Withdrawal

Suboxone is a medication prescribed to patients who are addicted to opiates. It has two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine works by inhibiting opioid receptors, thereby reducing a person’s urges. Naloxone works by binding to opioid receptors and tricking the brain into thinking it still has access to opiates, thereby suppressing a person’s symptoms. […]

Common Signs of Opioid Abuse

Opioid abuse affects the person who is using it as well as everyone around them. Their brain becomes dependent on that substance, which can often lead to a person acting differently. If you’re wondering if someone you know has an opioid abuse problem, the first step is to monitor the individual for clues that could […]

Which Factors Should You Consider For An Opiate Addiction Intervention?

One of the most challenging things you can do in life is save yourself or a loved one from going down the dark path of addiction. We are not born with the tools needed to handle a delicate and serious matter like addiction, but we can learn about its nature and how to stage an […]

What Is Suboxone Therapy?

Suboxone therapy involves the medically supervised use of Suboxone, which is a prescription drug used to treat patients who are addicted to opioids and other narcotics. It can also be used to treat pain. This medication contains both buprenorphine and naloxone and is taken sublingually (under the tongue). Suboxone acts to prevent the intense symptoms […]