About Michael Rass

Michael Rass has written 55 articles so far, you can find them below.

Healthcare Professionals and Drug Abuse

healthcare professionals and their drug abuse risk

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Author Tony Sartini Tony Sartini read more Published: April 13, 2021 Updated: May 4, 2021 People with addiction are often portrayed as hopeless or hedonistic rock stars. Rarely are media articles about substance use disorders accompanied by images of well-dressed, intoxicated lawyers, or pictures of healthcare professionals misusing drugs from the pharmacy.

Why the Whole Family Needs Recovery from Addiction

family celebrating recovery from addiction

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: November 24, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 One of the most insidious aspects of addiction is that it is isolating; in addition to ruining people’s finances, causing adverse health outcomes, and risking lives, it drives a wedge between the individual struggling with addiction issues and the people who care

Dangerous Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction

man leaning against window thinking about seasonal affective disorder

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: November 10, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 The strong connection between substance use and mental illness has long been recognized. Addiction specialists and mental health experts have known for decades that individuals struggling with mental wellness are significantly more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol as a way

Mixing Xanax And Alcohol: This Is What You Need To Know

Mixing Xanax and Alcohol: Know The Dangers Many individuals have easy access to two common substances in today’s society – Xanax and alcohol. While the substances alone seem harmless, misuse of either can have harmful effects, and mixing the two can lead to even more serious complications.  One of the most widely prescribed drugs in

Why Women Need to Work on Relationships in Addiction Treatment

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: May 7, 2018 Updated: December 31, 2020 After completing treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD), female patients frequently go back to their lives with a hopeful attitude and the expectation that previous relationships can be resumed without too much of a change. However, if problematic intimate relationships, sexuality,

With Drug Overdose Deaths Rising, Rehab isn’t About Giving Up One Thing

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: February 26, 2018 Updated: March 3, 2020 Drug Overdose Deaths Rising: It Isn’t About Giving Up One Thing Drug overdose deaths are occurring at record levels in the United States. According to the latest statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US drug overdose deaths

Why Acceptance is Pivotal to Recovery from Addiction

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: February 8, 2018 Updated: November 8, 2019 Why Acceptance in Addiction Recovery is Pivotal “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt” is a humorous quote often attributed to Mark Twain. In psychology, denial refers to a defense mechanism, first postulated by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, in which a person faced

The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: February 5, 2018 Updated: December 31, 2020 Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the United States. An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from some type of anxiety disorder in any given year. That is approximately 18 percent of the population. Among American children, such

The Opioid Epidemic in Hays County Texas Continues To Rise

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: January 18, 2018 Updated: January 12, 2021 Opioid Epidemic in Hays County Texas Drug overdose deaths in Texas have been leveling off in recent years according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hays County—situated between Austin and San Antonio—seems to buck that trend.