Cannabis Use Disorder

Definition: Marijuana is the most used drug in the U.S. after alcohol and tobacco. About 4.2 million people in 2014 (age 12 and up) were believed to have met the criteria for having a substance use disorder based on marijuana use. Marijuana’s immediate effects include...

Caffeine Intoxication

Substance Use Disorder – Caffeine Intoxication Definition: Caffeine intoxication is an over-stimulation of the central nervous system caused by a high dose of caffeine. Caffeine is highly addictive and can cause physical, mental, and psychomotor impairments....
Recovery – Hidden Losses

Recovery – Hidden Losses

Recovery celebrates the gains people will experience when they let go of their addiction. Improved health, restored dignity, healed relationships — the gifts of recovery are innumerable, and each day of abstinence brings even more peace and possibility to the...

Alcohol Use Disorder

Definition Substance use disorders occur when the on-going use of alcohol and/or drugs causes significant impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. A diagnosis of substance use disorder is...
Making Room for Grief

Making Room for Grief

Making Room for Grief  Grief can stop time. We can be brought to our knees, unable to believe we will ever move beyond the gaping hole of loss that has forever changed the landscape of our lives. Enduring profound loss is one of the most painful of human experiences....