Expecting the Unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected

Loving Someone Who Suffers From Addiction By Tara Kelly, Creative Services Coordinator I grew up surrounded by addiction. My parents, my grandparents. Mood swings and late night fights. Drinking was a way of life, a huge part of my family’s culture. As a child, I was always expecting the unexpected, waiting for the other shoe…

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…