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Tag: Addiction Treatment

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23 May

Due to the symptoms of withdrawal and heroin’s highly addictive nature, individuals typically have the best chance at a successful heroin addiction recovery when they seek help from a treatment center. But what does that recovery look like and what can you expect during detox, withdrawal, and rehab?  To give you a better idea of […]

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23 May

Making the decision to stop drinking and live a sober life isn’t an easy choice by any means, and can be especially difficult when you’re hit with powerful cravings that are nearly impossible to resist. However, cravings are a normal part of alcohol addiction and are to be expected. Even people who are in long-term […]

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20 May

Many individuals living in recovery need to return to rehab treatment at some point in their lives. But how can you know when it’s time to go back to rehab? And why is this a beneficial option for someone who’s been in recovery for a long time? If you are looking for safe rehab centers for either […]

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19 May

If you are struggling with addiction and co-existing disorders, a radical acceptance approach could help you cultivate a healthier mindset as you pursue sobriety. The radical acceptance theory is based on the idea that suffering does not necessarily arise from pain, but rather from adherence to it. It originates from Buddhist philosophy and the psychological […]

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19 May

When someone in a marriage goes through addiction and the recovery process, it may feel like divorce is inevitable. Addiction can cause excessive strain on a marriage, but it doesn’t have to mean an end. Understanding what options are available to you, regardless of which way your relationship goes, can allow you both to control […]

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19 May

Swapping addictions is common for many different types of addicts during the addiction recovery process. For example, there are many gambling addicts that attend both Gamblers Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. There are different reasons why an addict may go from one addiction to another. It all comes down to their individual needs, thoughts and […]

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18 May

Xanax is a Benzodiazepine; also known as a “Benzo(s).” Xanax is a class IV controlled substance due to a strong potential for abuse. Xanax, for some people, can be really easy to get addicted to because of its euphoric, relaxing effects. Those who have struggled with drug abuse or are in recovery for drug addiction […]

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17 May

Before beginning any new medication, it’s imperative to understand the drug and how it works thoroughly. It’s also essential to understand any side effects or interactions that may arise while taking the new medication. Some prescribed medications and over-the-counter drugs can have adverse reactions when taken with alcohol or other substances. One medication that is […]

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16 May

Both oxycodone and hydrocodone are powerful prescription painkillers. Doctors use these semi-synthetic opioid medications to treat both short-and long-term pain that results from various conditions, such as cancer, chronic cough, surgery, arthritis, and more. Oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) are very similar in chemical form and function. Because of this, there are very few differences […]

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16 May

Drug and alcohol abuse can damage your overall health, but what kind of impact does adolescent drug use have on emotional development? To answer this question, let’s meet Mitch and Brenda. Mitch: A Case of Stunted Emotional Development In high school, Mitch had a hard time making friends and struggled academically. Frustrated, sad, and lonely, […]

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