morphine addiction

The Effects of Morphine Addiction

Morphine addiction is a serious condition that requires medical treatment. Painkiller addiction often occurs when people build up their tolerance and dependency on the drugs they take for chronic pain. Those who have not had a prescription for morphine may have developed an addiction in response to street drugs containing morphine. Morphine is an opiate,…

co-occurring disorders

Getting Help for Co-Occurring Disorders

Individuals who struggle with co-occurring disorders have mental health issues and are simultaneously struggling with a substance use disorder. This combination of factors makes life difficult as the two conditions can fuel each other, making it a challenge to manage either properly. Fortunately, at Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we pride ourselves on ensuring that each of…

self medicating for depression

Dangers of Self-Medicating for Depression

Depression is a severe mental health disorder that can disrupt your life and lead to desperate measures to deal with the symptoms. If you have turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain and hopelessness, it’s time to get help. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, Kansas, we welcome clients who have been self-medicating…

dual diagnosis

Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Many people with an addiction are also struggling with a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. It is not always clear which occurs first, but treatment for both mental health disorders and addiction at the same time is critical. This option is called dual diagnosis treatment. In a professional setting,…

addiction and pregnancy

Addiction Treatment During Pregnancy

What happens when you are struggling with addiction and are pregnant? Many people find themselves struggling with addiction for years and are unsure how they can overcome it. When you add pregnancy to the picture, things get more complicated as health risks to both mother and child increase dramatically. If you are battling addiction issues…