Addiction Treatment In Rural Areas

Finding affordable and accessible substance abuse and addiction treatment is difficult no matter where you live. Living in a major city means you probably have many options for treatment, but what do you do if you live in a more secluded, rural area?  In order to access substance abuse and addiction treatment while living in […]

Forgiveness After Addiction

  Forgiveness After Addiction Drug addiction is a lifelong journey that has many pitfalls. Some addicts start taking a drug to relieve painful symptoms from a physical injury and eventually become addicted. Others turn to drugs to numb emotional pain. Alcohol can be a little trickier because it’s such a big part of everyday life […]

Catering to Gender Differences in Rehab for Opiate Addiction

Rehab for Opiate Addiction

Rehab for opiate addiction is becoming more and more common, as an opioid epidemic sweeps across America. The opioid epidemic is incredibly dangerous. Not only are opioids addictive, but they are the direct cause of about 115 overdose deaths that happen on a daily basis. These illicit drugs easily enter the brain and wreak havoc […]

Drug-Related Words Cause Cocaine Addiction Cravings

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Recent studies show that those struggling with a cocaine addiction will experience intense cravings when exposed to drug-related words. As cocaine dependence develops, neurological changes happen in the brain. An addict’s central nervous system (CNS) is literally getting rewired. These changes in the brain are the culprits responsible for propagating cocaine abuse. So, let’s take […]

Up and Coming: Kratom Addiction

    You might be reading this and asking yourself what Kratom even is and how can you become addicted to it. This is understandable. The drug is fairly new to the United States. There are efforts being made to ban kratom, but they have been unsuccessful up to this point. Because opiate addicts are taking a […]

How to Spot Methamphetamine Addiction in a Loved One

Methamphetamine, while it is not as commonly used as drugs like heroin or cocaine, is highly addictive and widely used. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, upwards of six percent of adults have suffered from meth addiction. This statistic has the potential to grow if we don’t look out for those around us […]

Alcohol Abuse or Alcohol Addiction?

 The casual drink has become a popular pastime for many people. They have a nice dinner, they drink a few glasses of wine and the conversation livens up. There are dish towels in storefronts that read, “Wine is the answer, what was the question?” There’s a popular song whose lyrics read, “I can’t stop drinking […]

The Complete Guide to Drug Addiction and Addiction Treatment

Everything you need to know about drug or substance abuse and finding the right addiction treatment. The Basketball Diaries was a 1995 movie adaptation of an autobiography written by real-life poet and memoirist Jim Carroll. It starred a pre-Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, tackling Carroll’s descent from a promising high school basketball player to a […]

Buprenorphine Treatment for Pregnant Women Struggling with an Opiate Addiction

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With opiate addiction being so prevalent in America, it’s no surprise that many pregnant women also find themselves addicted to opioids and opiates. Studies show that approximately 13% of pregnant women in America abuse illicit substances during their pregnancy. Of those people, opiates, like heroin, morphine and prescription drugs, are the drug of choice for […]