a pile of pills represents the signs of prescription drug abuse

Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription medication is supposed to help get you well when your mind or body isn’t behaving. That is what we are taught. That is when they are taken as directed by the prescribing doctor. This is true for most medications. However, there are some that doctors prescribe that can be dangerous and even lead to…

How Drugs and Alcohol Can Cause a Compromised Immune System

How Drugs and Alcohol Can Cause a Compromised Immune System

COVID-19 is here. Anyone with a compromised immune system is at a higher risk of developing complications from the disease. There’s a lot of concern for elderly individuals who often have weaker immune systems and co-occurring medical conditions. However, those who use drugs or alcohol may have a compromised immune system as well. At Rockland…

woman telling daughter she needs drug and alcohol treatment

Signs Your Loved One Needs Drug and Alcohol Treatment

The idea that someone you know and care about might be battling a drug or alcohol addiction can be frightening, and most of us don’t even want to admit that this could happen. However, substance use disorders are more common than most people think, with hundreds of thousands of people in the state of Massachusetts…

woman discussing liver damage signs with a professional

6 Signs of Liver Damage

Your liver works hard to ensure your body is in great shape. This vital organ filters your blood, detoxifying substances you’ve ingested. However, when individuals abuse drugs and alcohol, the liver can become overwhelmed and suffer damage. If you believe you are suffering from liver damage in MA, then reach out to Rockland Recovery Center to…

man holding pills and alcohol experiencing the dangers of mixing substances

Do You Know the Dangers of Mixing Substances?

Mixing substances, such as alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs, is very risky. While some people do so to experience a combination of sensations, doing so can cause severe damage to the body. Some people do this because they want to achieve a high that they cannot get from using one substance alone. Other times,…