alcoholic dementia
January 11, 2023

Alcoholic Dementia

Alcohol can damage organs and systems throughout your body, including your brain. After years of heavy drinking, you may experience memory loss and difficulty concentrating. Daily tasks that require multiple steps, such as cooking a meal or balancing your household budget, can become difficult or impossible. If you routinely...

older adults and pain
December 16, 2022

Seniors and Pain

Pain and pain management are a growing concern among Americans aged 55 and older. In one NIH-funded study, more than half the respondents said they’d had bothersome pain in the past month, while three-quarters reported feeling pain in more than one area. Doctors frequently prescribe opioids to older adults...

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...

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...