novel synthetic opioids HVRC
December 9, 2022

What Are Novel Synthetic Opioids?

The opioid epidemic has been a nationwide crisis for years, claiming the lives of approximately 130 people daily. However, in recent years, the introduction of novel synthetic opioids has changed the opioid epidemic’s trajectory. Like heroin, morphine and oxycodone, human-made opioids like fentanyl bind to receptors in a user’s brain....

older adult trauma
November 29, 2022

Talking to Older Adults About Their Trauma

Sadly, traumatic events are all too common. Some estimates suggest approximately 70% of American adults experience a severely traumatic event at least once in their life, and 20% of them will develop PTSD as a result. Older adults have lived through life-shaping experiences such as the Korean War, Vietnam...

diabetes
November 22, 2022

Can I Go to Rehab if I’m Diabetic?

Substance abuse can have severe adverse effects on anyone’s health, but these behaviors are especially risky for people with diabetes. Even when they are aware of the dangers, some people with diabetes still drink or take drugs. For example, depression often co-occurs with diabetes, which might cause you to...

older adults need treatment
November 10, 2022

Encouraging Your Parent to Seek Treatment

Even people who are aware of the scope of our nation’s addiction epidemic may associate the problem solely with younger people, hence overlooking a significant at-risk population of older adults. While some older adults have successfully hidden a drug or drinking problem for decades, others develop a substance dependency...

hospital-grade care
November 3, 2022

HVRC Offers Hospital-Grade Care

Addiction is a disease that affects people from all walks of life. Every year, hundreds of people die from drug overdoses, accidents and health issues resulting from long-term substance abuse. Sadly, many of these deaths stem from preventable, treatable causes. If you have a drug or drinking problem, don’t lose...

have fun without alcohol
September 30, 2022

How to Have Fun Without Alcohol

When you first get sober, you may worry about what it will be like to avoid drinking in the future. What's more, if your life has revolved around alcohol or drug use for years, you may wonder what to do now to have a good time. After all, in...

neuropathic pain
September 22, 2022

Neuropathic Pain Explained

September is Pain Awareness Month: an observance meant to educate people about different types of pain, the deeper problems that these sensations can indicate, and the effective treatments available today. One lesser-known issue that can affect many areas of the body is neuropathic pain. People of all ages are...

September 12, 2022

How to Celebrate Recovery Month

Countless tragic overdoses are on the news all the time. Something that isn't discussed as often but should be is that people are recovering from substance use disorders and living fulfilling lives. According to a recent study, 22.35 million Americans are currently living in recovery.  Substance use disorders and mental...