Teetolers on TV: Is Hollywood Finally Getting Addiction and Recovery Right?

Teetolers on TV: Is Hollywood Finally Getting Addiction and Recovery Right?

When people use heroin over a long period of time, they frequently develop coughs, acne, lip sores, and abscesses. Put simply, they don’t look well. You wouldn’t know this from watching television, however, where heroin users often sport Red Carpet-worthy smiles, toned physiques, and clear complexions. Jessa Johansson, one of the lead characters in the…

Dual Diagnosis: Why Mental Illness and Substance Use Frequently Go Hand-in-Hand and What We Can Do About It

Dual Diagnosis: Why Mental Illness and Substance Use Frequently Go Hand-in-Hand and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Kasey Dean is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and dual-diagnosis specialist at Las Vegas Recovery Center. Below he shares his thoughts on the relationship between mental illnesses and substance use disorders. For many people with a substance use disorder, their problems didn’t just start with their first drink or drug—they began months and even years…

Prince Died of an Overdose of the Opioid Fentanyl: What Americans Need to Know About Opioids

Prince Died of an Overdose of the Opioid Fentanyl: What Americans Need to Know About Opioids

The medical examiner’s toxicology report is back and what many suspected has been confirmed: The entertainer Prince died of an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl. Here at Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), the medical team and staff were saddened by this news. “It is incredibly sad, but it’s not surprising,” commented LVRC counselor Gail…