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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 [...]

Common Misconceptions About Addiction

There are many stereotypes associated with addiction. Addiction affects people of all types. Many individuals that struggle with addiction hold jobs, have families and maintain rich relationships with the people they are close to. There is no such thing as a "typical" addict. For this reason, it is important to understand the common misconceptions around [...]

Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, & Solutions

Alcohol withdrawal refers to the series of symptoms and physical effects that someone who is dependent on alcohol experiences when they stop drinking. The degree to which someone experiences these symptoms depends on how heavily they drink and how long they have been practicing these habits. For someone with a larger alcohol dependency, these symptoms [...]

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Substance abuse affects a wide variety of people from all different backgrounds. For many, substance abuse is accompanied with mental illness. Self-medicating for a mental illness can sometimes result in substance abuse. This can potentially lead to addiction and can have negative effects on an underlying mental illness. In some cases, substance abuse can increase [...]

2018-06-14T17:03:22+00:00 Health & Wellness|

3 Important Types of Self-Care after Treatment for Substance Abuse

Patients with substance abuse disorders often struggle with self-care after treatment.  The concept of self-care can be new and foreign to those dealing with the obstacles that come with addiction. Self-care comes in many different forms. Here are three types of self-care that can be helpful for those recovering from addiction: Emotional self-care Addiction can [...]

2018-06-14T16:57:45+00:00 Recovery Process|

The Role of Advocates in Substance Abuse Recovery

Treatment is a key contributor to successful substance abuse recovery. However, in-house care is just one part of rehabilitation. Successful long term recovery also includes access to a strong support network, recovery advocates, and friends and family who support the recovery process. Why Advocates Are an Important Part of Care Studies show that environment can [...]

2018-06-06T15:39:06+00:00 Recovery Process|

How to Plan for the Future After Substance Abuse Treatment

Recovery from substance abuse is a complex process that can result in a long journey for those suffering from addiction. Patients in treatment may feel overwhelmed with the obstacles that await them outside of in-house care. In order to prepare for life outside of treatment, patients and support teams need to take the time to [...]

2018-06-06T15:19:00+00:00 Recovery Process|

The Importance of Aftercare in Drug Abuse Recovery

Substance abuse is a complex obstacle to overcome, and recovery is an ongoing process that does not end after treatment. Many assume that drug abuse recovery only includes detox. In reality, detox is merely a brief treatment period that assists in expelling substances from the body and dealing with withdrawal symptoms. The lack of extended [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:11+00:00 Recovery Process|