Drug & Alcohol Rehab

What to Know About Meth Mouth

Monday, March 28, 2016

Methamphetamine is an extremely powerful drug that causes an intense rush of euphoria. People who take meth can focus intensely and experience increased energy. Enhanced sexual feelings and a false sense of confidence are also common when using meth. With these effects, it’s easy to see why meth is addictive, and why it is so … Continued

Why Are Drugs Addictive?

Monday, February 9, 2015

It can be tough to understand why someone might be addicted to drugs or alcohol. Friends and family might judge someone with a drug addiction and think they’re lazy or they lack the morals needed to deny themselves another fix. But that’s far from the truth. A desire to stop using drugs is not enough. … Continued

The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

Monday, March 10, 2014

The substance abuse recovery and support group, Alcoholics Anonymous, is responsible for more successful rehabilitations than any other treatment organization in the world. From its birth in 1935 in Akron, Ohio to the thousands of chapters around the world today, AA has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that sobriety can be mass produced, … Continued

Where to Find Reliable Information on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Saturday, March 8, 2014

When it comes to beating an addiction to drugs or alcohol, information is power. Although the field of addiction science is changing and growing every day, a wealth of information exists to help both people addicted to substances and their family members recover from this dangerous and damaging illness. Unfortunately, there are also many misconceptions … Continued

Separating the Myths From the Facts of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

There are a variety of misconceptions that exist about alcohol and drug abuse. Some were created to scare people away from using, and although well intended, that may prevent people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs from getting the help they desperately need. Learn more about the myths and facts of addiction, and find … Continued

How to Tell if You Are Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol

Monday, March 3, 2014

More than 22 million Americans abuse drugs every year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and millions more abuse alcohol. Although many of these people walk the knife-edge ridge between physical dependency and addiction, the differences that define the casual abuser and the addict desperately needing treatment are well-defined. If you are concerned … Continued

Am I Enabling an Addict?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

One of the most difficult things to do, especially for a loved one, is to watch them battle addiction. For many of us, our first instinct when seeing someone in trouble, especially for parents, is to help. But many times this “help” is actually hurting – and you could be enabling addictive behavior. How do … Continued

Recovery and Self Acceptance

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pushing against an immovable object is an exercise in frustration, and a big waste of time and energy. Yet for many of us, we do just that when we refuse to fully accept ourselves as we are, warts and all. There are just some things that have to be accepted for what they are. For … Continued

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