Uncovering the Stigma of Addiction

When struggling with addiction, recovery is a constant process. It can vacillate between great successes and feeling like there's no one left in your corner. There are many stigmas associated with addiction that can influence the ways in which people react to you during recovery. These stigmas are a difficult part of healing and need [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:12+00:00 Treatment|

What Are The Differences Between Residential Programs and Outpatient Facilities?

There are some very distinct differences between residential programs and outpatient programs that you or your loved ones need to know about before going to rehab. Equipped with the proper information, it will be easier to be able to make the right decision that will have the best results towards achieving and maintaining sobriety. In [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:14+00:00 Treatment|

Building Life-Skills in Treatment

No matter what age you started having a problem with drugs or alcohol, it’s important to learn different life skills while you’re in treatment. These types of skills can vary from person to person, but addiction tends to make people forget about basic parts of living day-to-day life. There are some who started abusing substances [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:17+00:00 Treatment|

Should I Attend Rehab Away from Home?

  There’s a lot of information to take in when trying to figure out which drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility to attend. There are different types of care offered including: detox, residential, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and sober living. Not only that, but you may be wondering if you should stay near home when you [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:18+00:00 Treatment|

The Senate Bill To Fight Addiction

In recent news, the House passed a bill to help combat the growing opioid epidemic in the United States. For those who are addicted to prescription painkillers or have a loved one who is struggling with addiction, this is incredible news. With the debates that happen in Washington D.C., it’s amazing to see that both [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:21+00:00 Treatment|

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Save Lives

The southern states have been hit particularly hard by the prescription drug abuse crisis. After years of oversight shortcomings and rampant over prescribing doctor shopping became common practices. States in the south became well known for having an abundance of what are known as “pill mills,” pain management clinics which practically guaranteed patients would walk [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:22+00:00 Treatment|

Drug Czar Calls for Needle-Exchange Programs

The opioid epidemic in the United States has increased the need for needle-exchange programs. There are about 200 needle-exchange programs in 33 states and the District of Columbia, according to the North American Syringe Exchange Network. It has become clear that the opioid crisis does not discriminate when it comes to state borders, which means [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:22+00:00 Treatment|

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Use by Doctors

It is probably fair to say that doctors in the United States have witnessed to the full extent the prescription opioid epidemic facing Americans. Doctors prescribe the powerful narcotics and then are required to treat those who become dependent. Unfortunately, while more doctors are becoming versed in the field of addiction medicine, new research indicates [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:24+00:00 Treatment|

Treatment Centers Overwhelmed by Heroin Crisis

As the nation continues to grapple with an opioid epidemic, most experts would agree that New England has been one of the regions hardest hit by the heroin scourge. New England’s close proximity to deep water port cities has provided an excellent environment for traffickers set on exploiting, what seems to be, an ever growing [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:24+00:00 Treatment|

Taking Chantix Before You Quit Smoking

People who desire to stop smoking often wait until the day they quit to start using smoking cessation aids. While this practice may work for some people, new research suggests that smokers can increase their chances of quitting successfully by beginning taking smoking-cessation medication before they are ready to quit, The New York Times reports. [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:24+00:00 Treatment|