Inpatient Rehab: What’s Best for You? 

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Whether it’s drugs, alcoholism, sex, or gambling, struggling with addiction is never easy. Choosing the best inpatient rehab program can be a difficult decision. It can be easier to pick the first center you read or hear about— we hear story after story from people who have— but sometimes, the program might not be the right fit for your treatment … Read More

Relapse: Prevent It Before It Starts

Relapse Warning Signs

If your loved one was drinking or doing drugs right now, how would you know? No matter how many times they’ve tried to get sober, no matter how many promises they’ve made, relapse is just a drink away. Warning signs provide clues that relapse is imminent. And if you recognize them early enough, you can actually prevent relapse from happening. … Read More

4 Stages Of Recovery From Addiction

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Addiction is a complicated disease that is classified as both a mental illness and chronic disease. For some, addiction happens quickly, but for others, it develops over time. When you’re dealing with drug or alcohol addiction, it’s easy to feel alone. However, there are approximately 23.5 million Americans addicted to drug or alcohol, while only 11% of those people attend … Read More

Is Alcohol A Drug?

  This is a question raised, as well as misunderstood, by many people. If you ask most people to name a list of drugs that come to the top of their mind, usually alcohol is left entirely off the list. While alcohol may not be as widely known as other harder, street drugs, it is technically defined as a depressant … Read More

Does Addiction Run In Families? What Statistics Reveal

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  Why do some people become addicted to drugs and alcohol while others don’t? Is it all due to our environment, or do genetics play a role in addiction? Whether a person decides to use alcohol or drugs for the first time is a personal choice, often influenced by sociocultural, psychological or biological factors. But whether a person is at … Read More

What Is Valium Addiction?

Valium, like many drugs, can elicit abusive and addictive behavior when utilized incorrectly. In this case, there are certain long-term and short-term effects for the person using the drug, as well as possible treatment solutions. What is valium? Valium is a drug most often prescribed to prevent anxiety and panic attacks, and can be prescribed by a medical doctor or … Read More

Cocaine Myths and Facts

Cocaine is very popular street drug made from coca plants originating in South America and it affects the lives of millions of Americans on a regular basis as a dominant drug of choice. It is easily one of the most commonly abused drugs in the country and carries with it a set of myths, which often are the leading cause … Read More

Prescription Drug Addiction Symptoms And Signs

Prescription drug abuse is a widespread epidemic across the United States as the proportion of people seeking treatment for prescription drug addiction continues to grow. In the United States, opioids, tranquilizers, sedatives and stimulants are the leading abused prescription drugs. In the decade ending in 2008, the number of people seeking help for opioid addiction grew 400% – but still, … Read More

4 Reasons Language In Recovery Matters

As with many instances in life, what you say and how you say it matters when it comes to recovery. Certain language and labels in the world of recovery can be detrimental when it comes to an addict’s well-being. People are constantly working to change the language surrounding addiction, and these are the reasons why. Labels contribute to existing stigmas. … Read More

7 Guidelines To Being A Recovery Ally

Being an ally to someone in recovery is not always an easy task. Those who are not an addict themselves may struggle to truly grasp the realities of addiction and have trouble navigating their relationship with an addict. When it comes to being an ally, these guidelines are a good place to start. Do not enable an addict. While it … Read More