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Common Signs of an Opioid Addiction

If you suspect someone you love is using substances, there are some common signs and symptoms to look for. Physical Changes Frequent opioid use (or overuse of prescribed opioids) Frequent drowsiness Weight loss Flu-like symptoms Changing sleep patterns Decreased libido Personal Changes Poor personal hygiene Isolation from loved ones Stealing from loved ones Financial difficulties…

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Language to Destigmatize Substance Use Disorder

One major step to destigmatizing substance use disorder is to change how we talk about it. The more we say something, the more it becomes normalized within our conversations—no matter how damaging it may be. When real people with real emotions are at the other end of these words, this becomes a problem. For example,…

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