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What are Outpatient Treatment Centers and How Do They Work?

Drug and alcohol treatment programs generally fall into one of two categories — inpatient or outpatient rehab. Although both are focused on the same end goal, they approach it in different ways. Inpatient programs are fully-immersive and require patients to move into a residential facility to receive treatment. Designed to treat serious addictions, inpatient rehab [...]

2018-12-28T11:45:35+00:00 Recovery Process|

Six Long-Term Effects of Binge Drinking

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six U.S. adults binge drinks at least four times every month. In this case, binge drinking is defined as a man who consumes five or more alcoholic beverages or a woman who consumes four or more drinks in two hours or less. It is [...]

5 Common Signs of Alcohol Dependency

The assessment of whether or not you classify as someone who suffers from alcohol use disorder, also known as alcoholism, is a personal one. This can be a sensitive issue for both you and the people around you who are trying to encourage you to reach out for the help you are not sure you [...]

What are Teen Detox Programs and How Do They Work?

Many families struggle with loved ones who are either using or are addicted to alcohol. This can be especially difficult when the loved one is an underage drinker. In these cases, concerned parents and other members often question the effectiveness of teen rehabilitation programs and their permanence. Luckily for those concerned, studies have shown that [...]

2018-10-12T10:59:39+00:00 Treatment|

How to Prevent Teen Drug Abuse

When teens experiment with drugs, they put their safety at risk. Various factors can contribute to why a teen might begin using or abusing drugs, including insecurity or a desire for social acceptance. Teenagers are easily influenced during this developmental stage in life and may agree to try drugs or alcohol if they believe it [...]

2018-10-12T11:05:59+00:00 Family & Relationships|

Tips for Staying Sober After Recovery

If you have recently stopped drinking or are recovering from an alcohol addiction, then you will want to do everything possible to remain sober and avoid a relapse. Although it may not be something that a newly sober person wants to think about, relapses are common for people new to recovery and should be planned [...]

2018-10-03T09:57:31+00:00 Recovery Process|

What Happens When You Quit Drinking

Whether it be for personal, medical, or external reasons, individuals quit drinking alcohol every day. They might feel like the negative consequences of drinking have outweighed the temporary euphoria. Some might be sensing an addiction developing and want to be proactive in preventing it. Others choose to quit because of the ripple effect that their [...]

2018-10-03T11:12:54+00:00 Recovery Process|

Ways to Prevent Substance Abuse

Drug addiction begins with a person’s increased use of drugs and is more likely to happen when started at a young age. In the case of adolescents, social influences such as peer pressure make it harder for teenagers to say no or quit. “Gateway” drugs like cannabis and alcohol may lead to harder drug use [...]

How Drug Addiction Treatment Works

Struggling with addiction is never easy to face, especially if you have tried to overcome addictions in the past or if your addiction has worsened in recent years. Learning how drug addiction treatments work and researching the different options and local resources near you is the first step to overcoming an addiction and living a [...]

2018-09-10T11:15:50+00:00 Treatment|

How Stimulant Use Can Result in Addiction

As the opioid crisis gains national attention, stimulant use and dependence has been rising as well. Documentaries like Take Your Pills are shedding light on the rising rates of stimulant use. Methamphetamines are among one of the fastest-growing markets for prescription usage. Like opiate pain medication, amphetamine and its derivatives have FDA-approved medical uses that [...]