How Drug Interventions Work

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Most parents never think they will have to stage an intervention on their child one day. It just isn’t something that crosses into the minds of parents while their children are full of life and exploring and learning. However, for many, the day finally comes when they have tried everything else, and they are completely … Continued

How Ecstasy Affects Your Brain

Friday, August 24, 2018

Ecstasy, which is the street name for MDMA, is a synthetic drug that has stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. This substance is known for its presence in clubs and raves, as it brings an incredible sense of euphoria, high energy, and desirable sensory effects. It is famous for enhancing empathy in those who use it, thus … Continued

How Adventure Therapy Helps in Early Sobriety

Saturday, August 18, 2018

There are countless forms of therapy that are utilized in the treatment of addiction. From traditional therapies such as group and individual therapy to more spiritual therapies like holistic therapy and mindfulness practices, individuals in need of recovery services can rest assured that there is at least one form of therapy that is perfectly suited … Continued

5 Tips to Help with Drug or Alcohol Cravings

Friday, August 10, 2018

Arguably the most challenging aspect of staying in recovery is fighting off cravings to use again. For some, cravings are few and far between, but for others, they are something that they have to deal with on a daily basis. Regardless of how much cravings impact one’s life, it is important that he or she … Continued

Signs of a Ketamine Addiction

Friday, August 3, 2018

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, which means that it produces sedative effects, as well as causes the user to experience detachment from his or her surroundings and his or her own body. Known illicitly as Special K or Dorothy, ketamine is most commonly used by teenagers and young adults. The National Survey on Drug Use … Continued

Signs of a Barbiturate Addiction

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The U.S. is full of addicts. No matter what type of drugs are used, be it alcohol, heroin, or meth – addiction is addiction. Barbiturate addiction is not as wide of a problem as it was once was in the United States – but there are still hundreds and possibly thousands who silently suffer through … Continued

How Does EMDR Therapy Work?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Many of us carry fears and shadows that we’d like to leave behind, but instead, we turn to drugs and alcohol to escape our fears and anxieties or try to cope with them. Unfortunately, using mood-altering substances to mask pain or anxiety tends to cause arrests, addictions, and a continuing problem. If you need help … Continued

What is a 12-Step Rehab?

Monday, July 16, 2018

Back in the early 1930’s, a New York stockbroker was struggling with his alcoholism. Prior to his rock bottom, he had entered into college and had met the love of his life, Lois, whom he became engaged to. Shortly after that, his depression and anxiety became so immobilizing that he had to cut his first … Continued

Why You Should Go to a Medical Detox

Monday, July 9, 2018

Being hooked on an addictive substance can completely change your life in countless, destructive ways. Outside of the many consequences, you might experience as a result of your substance abuse, you might also struggle with trying to stop using. For instance, you might decide that you no longer want to use, or something has happened … Continued

What’s the Difference Between PHP and IOP?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Addiction has long been viewed as a voluntary problem, as a negative stigma about this disease has persisted throughout decades. While there are still too many people to count who feel as though addiction is a choice, more and more people are realizing that it is not. In fact, the American Society of Addiction Medicine … Continued

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