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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 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|

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|