Glass of alcohol and pills, a common combination for cross addiction patients.

The Challenge of Treating Cross Addictions

What is cross addiction? Cross addiction, also known as addiction transfer or addiction interaction disorder, is a term for when a person with one addiction develops another addiction to something else. These addictions can occur at the same time (polydrug addiction) or they may happen months, years or even decades apart. In addition, these addictions …

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‘Tis the Season to Be Healthy: Helpful Tips to Survive the Holidays

The holiday season is a special time of year full of celebrations with family members and loved ones. Whether it’s traveling to see extended family, having kids home from college, or reconnecting with out-of-town friends, the holidays are often an exciting way to end the year. While this time is often associated with joy, it …

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Ten Questions to Ask Other Treatment Programs

Choosing a treatment program is a big decision – and often not an easy one to make. With a growing number of inpatient, outpatient and telehealth treatment options available, it can be difficult to narrow the field when you or someone you know is in need. Here are the top ten questions to ask other …

The Impact of Addiction on Families

By Michelle Hook, RN, MSN, Enterhealth Ranch Executive Director Addiction is a complex and progressive brain disease that slowly strips people of their physical, emotional and psychological well-being, and while the negative effects of substance abuse on users are fairly easy to understand, this understanding only highlights half the problem. We also need to recognize that the …