The Reasons Why Someone Becomes Addicted

The Five Reasons Someone Becomes Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol

For decades, researchers have tried to identify the primary reasons someone becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. Despite varying theories that have evolved over the years, five primary factors contribute to someone becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol. These factors include genetic components, environmental factors, chronic stress, trauma & adverse childhood experiences, and mental health.…

Avoiding Relapse with Technology

These days, it seems like just about everyone has a cell phone in their hand. This assumption isn’t far from reality, as recent numbers released by the Pew Research Center show that nearly 85% of Americans [1] own a smartphone in 2021. This digital point of connection had been moving towards becoming an integral part…

What is Polysubstance Abuse?

What is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse is the use of multiple substances to achieve a stronger “high.” This is why some people who struggle with a substance abuse disorder use multiple substances simultaneously. The addiction to “feeling high” notes an important distinction from a person addicted to multiple substances. Polysubstance Abuse and Addiction vs. Addiction to Specific, Multiple Substances…