Entries by Kevin Morris Delphi Behavioral Health Group

The History of Stimulant Drug Use in War

War might seem the most unlikely and untimely environment to find ongoing drug use. But the reality is drugs have played a role on the battlefield for a long time. While we might think about pain-relieving drugs such as morphine to treat battlefield trauma, drug use has hardly been restricted to pain management by soldiers. […]

How Dual Diagnosis Affects Veterans

Dual diagnosis is one of the most important concepts in assessing and diagnosing the complexities of substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health. Even before the era of COVID-19, it was estimated that upwards of 8.2 million people had dual diagnosis. While dual diagnosis plays a vital part in connecting the puzzle pieces for anyone […]

Understanding How Binge Drinking Damages Organs

Alcohol can damage the body in various ways, not only in one’s physical health and fitness but also in how the body’s organs function. However, alcohol use takes place in many ways, and each comes with its risks for the health of our organs. Here’s a look at binge drinking, what it is, and how […]

What Are the Top Abused Prescription Drugs?

The illegal manufacturing of drugs and counterfeit street drugs is a significant problem in the U.S. today. In fact, drug abuse can happen to millions of people with a legal prescription written by a licensed doctor and filled by a licensed pharmacist. But with more than 20,000 prescription medications approved by the U.S Food and […]

What Drugs Have the Highest Risk of Causing Suicidal Thoughts?

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) reports that suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States and that an estimated 1.2 million suicide attempts took place in 2020 alone. Our society must deal with this problem, but we have to know where to look. While many contributing factors are associated […]

Understanding the Dangers of Ambien Addiction

Certain places have achieved the status of “The City that Never Sleeps.” New York City is the most famous example of this. It’s a place where the lights are always on, and there are always things to do. However, many of us could describe ourselves as people who never sleep, and it has nothing to […]

Where Are They Now? Understanding the Popularity of Ecstasy in 2022

For the past two decades of the 20th century, ecstasy was a very popular drug, especially for young adults involved in college nightlife. However, after the turn of the 21st century, this drug has seemed to drop off the radar entirely, replaced by headlines focusing on other drugs that pose a greater threat to public […]

The Forgotten Epidemic: How Meth Addiction is Spreading Across America

The meth epidemic is normally described as the concentrated spread of methamphetamine throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. But because of the advent of OxyContin in 1996, the opioid epidemic soon took a front seat in the discussion of drugs in America. It is common to assume that America has transitioned from a meth problem, then to […]