Understanding Alcoholism in College Students

College students - Alcoholism

House parties, tailgates, and bars: three of the main hangout spots of all college students. They’re filled with a bunch of people and a lot of fun being had. There’s one more thing they’re filled with though, and that is alcohol. Alcohol, even before they turn the legal age of use, is easily accessible to every college student… Read More

Rehab: The Treatment for Addiction

Addiction is a serious issue in our contemporary society. The opiate addiction has recently been declared an epidemic by political leaders, and in 2014 heroin overdose killed more people than car accidents. The issue of addiction is so prevalent, and it feels as though it will never end. However, we at FHE Health we believe that rehab can… Read More

From AA To Parenthood

The overwhelming nature of recovering from addiction is often likely to cloud one’s vision from the potential of being a parent. Christopher Dale recounts lessons he’s learned from AA and being a sponsor for other recovering alcoholics and how these lessons translate for how he plans to raise his own child to be a well-adjusted adult and avoid… Read More

TV’s “The Doctors” Commend Blink 182’s Travis Barker on His Newfound Lifestyle

TV’s “The Doctors” Commend Blink 182’s Travis Barker on His Newfound Lifestyle Blink 182’s drummer, Travis Barker is no stranger to headlines after surviving a harrowing plane crash in 2008. He lost two close friends during the horrible accident. Debilitated with anxiety and fear, Travis soon turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with his emotions. “I was doing… Read More

Becoming A Mother While Struggling With Alcoholism

Becoming A Mother While Struggling With Alcoholism In the heart of Mississippi, people are truly making a difference in the lives of others. The Clarion-Ledger describes several women under the Care of the Catholic Charities and the Mississippi Department of Human Services. One young woman, who goes by the name Nicole, has been stuck in the cycle of addiction since… Read More

Understanding Rehab Lingo. What Is Dual Diagnosis?

dual diagnosis

Understanding Rehab Lingo. What Is Dual Diagnosis? Going to rehab is a great step in getting healthy and sober. It can also be overwhelming and scary because you are stepping into the unknown. When you first arrive, you will be hearing a lot of rehab “lingo” that will sound completely foreign to you. One common one that you’ll… Read More

What Are Synthetic Drugs and Why Are They So Dangerous?

synthetic drugs

What Are Synthetic Drugs and Why Are They So Dangerous Years ago, there were only a handful of recognized drugs. Pot, cocaine, heroin and LSD are all substances that have been recognized for generations. In the late 1900s, Molly, ecstasy, and MDMA started getting mixed into things, and new concoctions were born almost daily. What are synthetic drugs… Read More

What Happens Inside an Addicted Brain?

What Happens Inside an Addicted Brain? In this day and age, it is widely recognized and accepted that substance dependence is a brain disease. Unfortunately, addiction and alcoholism still carry a stigma for many people. However, the medical world and society as a whole are coming to understand that these conditions are actually mental and physical disorders that… Read More

The After Detox Detox: Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

The After Detox Detox: Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome The detox process is uncomfortable and painful. But for patients who are dependent on certain drugs (like alcohol and benzodiazepines), it can be fatal if not done properly. Individuals are relieved when the process is over and the intense symptoms of withdrawal disappear. Some patients who successfully detox from alcohol or… Read More