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Why Drug Addiction Is a Social Problem

A common misconception surrounding drug addiction is that it solely affects the life of the user. However, the idea that they aren’t hurting anyone except for themselves is an excuse that many individuals who abuse drugs use in order to justify their addiction. Drug addiction is not a one-person phenomenon, and it creates a domino [...]

How to Convince Someone to Go to Rehab

It's tough to watch a loved one deal with addiction. Maybe you've seen a friend or family member lose relationships, their job, or health as a result of their substance abuse. Or maybe you just suspect that your loved one is starting down a negative path with drugs or alcohol, and you want to help [...]

What to Bring to Inpatient Rehab

Attending rehab is the best thing that you can do to get back on track if you're currently struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Inpatient rehab programs, which involve individuals with more severe addictions living in-facility throughout the duration of their treatment, is designed to help you recover and readjust into a drug-free life. There [...]

2019-02-15T12:49:23+00:00 Treatment|

Dangers of Self-Medicating with Drugs and Alcohol

People may choose to start self-medicating for any number of reasons. Some turn to drugs or alcohol in an effort to cope with mental or emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety or the loss of a loved one. For others, alcohol, opiates or other drugs are used in an effort to overcome severe pain or [...]

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 [1]. It [...]

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|