A heroin syringe on a table with a man struggling with addiction in the background.

What Does a Heroin Addict Look Like?

Have you noticed changes in your loved one lately that have your instincts telling you that something is wrong? They could be unusually distant, regularly asking for money or maybe they have lost weight unexpectedly. At first, you worried they were sick or depressed. But there seems to be more to it than that and…

A young woman who experienced trauma seeks help from an addiction professional.

What is Trauma-Informed Care?

It’s no secret that alcohol and substance use disorders have many causes. But as we’ve learned more over time with addiction, past or ongoing trauma can be a common driver. A traumatic experience can feel like an overwhelming wave. You struggle to get your footing, and right when you think you’re okay, the pressure crashes…

What Does Heroin Do to the Body?

How Does Heroin Affect the Body?

No one sets out to become addicted to heroin. Maybe you started taking opioids and found heroin to be a cheaper alternative with more powerful effects. After all, there’s an immediate sense of euphoria from heroin that melts away any pain or anxiety you’re feeling. That’s why heroin is often referred to as a wonder…