Wall | Trauma | The Hills

Does Trauma Contribute to Addiction?

What is trauma anyway, and does it contribute to addiction? In this post, we’ll be tackling that complicated question. We’ll start by looking into what causes addiction in the first place, and then we’ll take a deep dive into trauma. Along the way, you’ll learn how unresolved trauma can contribute to the development of addiction.…

Vapes | Vaping | The Hills

Vaping & Addiction: What You Need To Know

Insider reports that “people have been coming up with inventive ways to get high on nicotine for [nearly] a hundred years.” The most recent way that people have begun to ingest nicotine is with e-cigarettes, commonly called “e-cigs,” “mods,” and “vapes” that they use for vaping. Simply put, an electronic cigarette is “a handheld battery-powered…

Black and White | Addict | The Hills

Understanding an Addict: The 4 Key Warning Signs

For many, understanding an addict is often easier said than done. Their behavior is often unpredictable and destructive. They seem to care only about using. For someone on the outside, this disregard for the rest of life can be frustrating, even infuriating. It’s not surprising, then, that many people lose patience with addicts. In your…

Group | Dual Diagnosis | The Hills

Dissecting Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis was first recognized over two decades ago. The term was coined to diagnose individuals that were suffering with severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The occurrence of dual diagnoses is much more common than you’d think, and the treatment for the co-occurring disorders or addictions is more intense and complex than that…

Celebrities | Addiction | The Hills

Addiction and Celebrities: A Common Cause?

Celebrities who are battling drug addiction seem to be everywhere, don’t they? Stories of celebrity overdose or overindulgence used to be confined to the pages of tabloids, but that is no longer the case. Overdose and addiction seem common, and every year, we lose more and more of our beloved stars. Why is this? Are…

Pills | diphenhydramine| The Hills

Diphenhydramine Dangers

Diphenhydramine is well-known as its trade name – Benadryl. Diphenhydramine has been a common antihistamine used for the treatment of allergies, insomnia, and even the common cold for years. But how safe is diphenhydramine? Is it a dangerous drug that is hiding in plain sight? As an over-the-counter antihistamine, diphenhydramine is incredibly easy to obtain.…