Evergreen at NorthPoint Blog 2017-06-24T00:39:48+00:00

What is borderline personality disorder and does it relate to addiction?

By | July 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Borderline personality disorder was a recently recognized disorder in 1980. When you compare it to other psychiatric disorders, it is quite behind on research. This has caused it to be misunderstood by the public which perpetuates the feeling of isolation the disorder causes. Some people are highly functional with BPD but it’s likely their private [...]

The Future of Treating Opiate Addiction at Home: Weighing the Pros and Cons

By | July 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

It’s possible that in future, you can fully treat opiate addiction at home. While there are certain benefits such as the cost, there are also some downfalls. Opiate addiction treatment has traditionally entailed professional treatment. A company in California called BioCorRx is amid developing a low-dose form of naltrexone. It will be injectable by a [...]

Top 8 Amazing Songs About Addiction and Recovery

By | July 20th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Addiction and recovery can both feel very lonely and confusing. Music is a wonderful way to get in touch with your feelings. Sometimes, our emotions become blocked through tumultuous times in our lives. Listening to words spoken in a song that sound a lot like your story about addiction or recovery can bring on emotional [...]

The Power and Downfall of the Psychedelic Drug DMT

By | July 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

DMT is a powerful psychedelic drug. It comes from plants found in warm climates like Mexico, South America, and areas of Asia. The full name is Dimethyltryptamine and it’s a neurotransmitter that is found in the pineal gland of mammals. It is still not known if it’s a part of a human’s makeup in the [...]

Methadone vs. Buprenorphine – Which has better long-term results for treating opioid addiction?

By | July 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Methadone and Buprenorphine are both one main medication options for treating opioid addiction. They belong to the treatment method known as substitution therapy as they’re opiate agonists which block opiate receptors. They do differ, however, having their own benefits and downfalls. Rehabilitation programs will use methadone or buprenorphine as an opioid substitute. As the U.S. [...]

Drug Testing Timelines: How Long Does Each Drug Type Stay in Your Blood, Urine, and Saliva

By | July 16th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Drug testing timelines help you to understand just how long drugs will stay in your system. This can include your blood, urine, saliva, and hair. Drug detection times are a point in time where drug testing will prove positive for drug traces in your hair, urine, or saliva. Some of the drug testing isn’t testing [...]

How Finding the Right Acoa Meeting in Washington Helps You Heal

By | July 14th, 2017|Tags: , , |

ACOA in Washington State varies so you can attend meetings that best resonate with you. Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA, ACOA) are there to support adults who were children of alcoholics. When you grow up in this environment, you’re often subjected to unhealthy experiences. Even if you didn’t have a parent who was an alcoholic [...]

Are People with Anxiety More Likely to Abuse Dangerous Substances?

By | July 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

There are various types of anxiety disorders which makes up America’s most common mental illness. Studies show that 18% of adults in the U.S. suffer from chronic anxiety of some sort. Of those suffering from anxiety disorders, 20% abuse substances. It has been shown that there is a strong connection between anxiety and abusing dangerous [...]

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