Iris Wellness Group Addiction & Mental Health Treatment Center in Chattanooga, TN

901 Mountain Creek Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37405

Phone Number

423-541-0656

Early Intervention: Recognizing the Signs of Eating Disorders

Early Intervention: Recognizing the Signs of Eating Disorders

As Eating Disorder Awareness Week approaches this February 27th, it’s a pivotal time to shine a light on a critical aspect of mental health that often intersects with substance abuse issues: eating disorders. Early intervention can significantly alter the course of recovery for those struggling with eating disorders, making it essential to recognize the signs […]

Dangers of Mixing Benadryl and Alcohol

Dangers of Mixing Benadryl and Alcohol

Mixing Benadryl and alcohol is strongly discouraged due to the potential for harmful interactions between the two. Benadryl, a common brand name for diphenhydramine, is an antihistamine used to alleviate symptoms of allergies, including coughs, congestion, and skin irritation. Both alcohol and Benadryl depress the central nervous system (CNS). While Benadryl on its own does […]

Iris Wellness Group Receives JACHO’S Gold Seal of Approval

Iris Wellness Group Joint Commission Accredited Drug Rehab in Chattanooga, TN

Iris Wellness Group proudly announces its recent achievement of earning the Joint Commission’s (JCAHO) accreditation, a testament to our unwavering dedication to the highest standards of patient care. This prestigious accreditation is a mark of excellence and recognition of our commitment to quality, safety, and effectiveness in healthcare. This accolade is the result of an […]

Signs That Your Loved One Is Abusing Marijuana

Signs of Marijuana Abuse

Recognizing the warning signs of marijuana use in someone you care about is crucial for offering support. This guide outlines the top 10 signs of marijuana abuse to help you identify if your loved one might be struggling. What is Marijuana Abuse? Marijuana, colloquially known as pot, weed, or Mary Jane, is derived from the […]

What are the Signs of Meth Use?

How to Identify the Signs of Meth Use

Crystal meth, a potent stimulant, is known for triggering intense euphoria, elevated happiness, and a surge in energy and motivation. Its highly addictive nature makes it particularly hazardous, with long-term usage causing permanent, detrimental effects on the brain. Explore our blog to discover the signs of meth use in someone you care about, including physical […]

What is Lean?

What is Lean?

What is Lean Drink? Lean, often referred to as Purple Drank or Sizzurp, is a concoction that blends codeine and promethazine (an antihistamine) with soda, cough syrup, candy, and sometimes alcohol. This mixture is not only highly addictive but also poses severe health risks to its users, including respiratory depression, overdose, and even death. Originating […]

Children of Addiction: Supporting Kids in Affected Families

Children of Addiction: Supporting Kids in Affected Families

In families where addiction takes hold, the impact extends beyond the individual struggling with substance abuse, deeply affecting the youngest and often most vulnerable members: the children. Parental substance abuse can cast long shadows over a child’s development, emotional well-being, and future. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by children of addiction is crucial in providing […]

Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription drug use can escalate into substance use problems, impacting work, home life, schooling, and relationships, often leaving individuals feeling isolated, powerless, and ashamed. Recognizing the warning signs of drug abuse and addiction is crucial, as is understanding that effective treatment options are available and can lead to recovery. Understanding the Signs […]

Dangers of Mixing Weed and Adderall

Dangers of Mixing Weed and Adderall

While Adderall is prescribed for managing ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), research indicates that 24% of students have used the medication. Beyond its academic application, Adderall is also utilized recreationally especially in teens, frequently in conjunction with weed to mitigate certain undesirable effects. Combining Adderall and weed raises questions about the interactions within the body […]

What is Greening Out?

What is Greening Out?

The term “overdose” often conjures images of severe reactions to substances like alcohol or heroin, potentially resulting in death or lasting health issues if not addressed. While marijuana is generally not associated with fatal overdoses, excessive consumption can lead to a condition known as “greening out.” This state is akin to overdosing on cannabis, where […]