Kids and Drugs: Why Do they Do It?

We’re seeing kids become drug abusers at very young ages lately. It’s a scary thing to watch someone you love become attached to drugs and alcohol. But, when it’s your child it’s even harder to come to terms with. Their physical and mental health is your top concern and substance abuse is certainly not the […]

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 […]

Kratom Withdrawal: Hiding in Plain Sight

   We know that withdrawal can change the way a person acts. The signs and symptoms of withdrawal are usually the opposite of what the drug does, as the body is overreacting to the absence of its favorite substance. What some people fail to recognize is that the signs and symptoms vary from drug to drug. […]

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 […]

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: You Decide

       The debate has gone on forever. Is it better to go stay in a treatment center for some time? Or is it better to continue your everyday lifestyle?  There are many treatment programs available in both of these cases. The decision is a matter of personal preference. What level of supervision and […]

The Types of Bodily Damage Alcoholism Can induce

  There’s a lot of buzz about how alcohol abuse can affect mental health. We talk about how binge drinking can cause family problems. We talk about the social risks of binge drinking. Have you taken the time to think about the physical aspects of binge drinking and alcoholism?     The World Health Organization reports that the […]

What You Need to Know About Dual Diagnosis

       Nearly 9 Million Americans are affected by co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. There are a lot of common misconceptions people have about substance abuse. One of the biggest ones is that it’s always accompanied by a mental health diagnosis. Keep in mind that addiction itself is a mental illness. The […]

Finding A Meaningful Support Group In Your Alcohol Abuse And Drug Program

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You did it! You made the choice to go to alcohol or drug rehab. You’re on the way to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Going to a treatment center is an amazing choice. Recovery programs are shown to be very successful. As an addict or alcoholic, it does take some getting used to though. Alcohol […]

An In-Depth Look at Evidence Based Alcohol Treatment Options

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Choosing the right evidence based alcohol treatment is important from the get-go. Many alcoholics only have one shot at recovery. If they relapse or fail the first time, there’s no telling when they may be willing to try again. The same goes for all types of drug and alcohol addictions. There are many instances where […]