Can you Spot the Signs of Substance Abuse?

Teens who are abusing drugs of any kind work hard to hide the signs from parents, teachers and sometimes even their peers. Learning how to spot some of the signs of drug abuse can stop a downward spiral and get your teen the help he needs. Substance abuse is mostly carried on in secret. The […]

Drug Addiction: Inpatient VS Outpatient Treatment

The road to recovering from a drug addiction can be difficult; however, the first step is admitting that you need help in the recovery process. Professional drug addiction treatment is the best way to ensure that you have the support required to end, and move beyond, your addiction. When it comes to drug addiction treatment, there are […]

What is drug addiction and how is it treated?

The Centers for Disease Control notes that in every given month, 9.4 percent of Americans used an illicit drug of one sort or another, as of 2013. Not everyone becomes addicted as a result of drug abuse, but those who do face a dangerous medical problem that must be addressed with treatment. The National Institute on […]

5 Signs Your Loved One Needs Alcoholism Treatment

Do you suspect that a loved one is suffering from alcohol abuse or dependency? If so, then you may want to speak to him or her about seeking out alcoholism treatment. Of course, before you decide to speak with your loved one, you’ll want to be on the lookout for a few of the most […]

Prescription Drugs Are Leading To Heroin Addiction In Young People – What You Can Do

It’s universally recognized that heroin addiction is a massive problem. Although heroin affects people of all ages, America’s middle class and affluent youth are proving to be the most susceptible. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, “In 2009, the most recent year for which national data is available, 510 young adults, ages 15 […]

Understanding Substance Abuse

It is difficult to fully understand substance abuse and substance use disorder. Discovering why one person develops a problem with drugs or alcohol and another person does not is something of a mystery. However, there are some similarities in the person’s path that develops substance abuse. The difficult part with this is that every stage […]

Life After Rehab

It’s been a long road to recovery, but you’ve stayed faithful and now it’s time for you to re-enter society completely drug-free. Of course, you are anxious about the life that awaits you on the other side of the rehabilitation center, and I’m sure you have doubts about whether or not you have what it […]

Importance of Sober Living to Long-term Sobriety

The transition from treatment to typical daily life has its difficulties. There is a large amount of pressure on addicts to live a productive and sober life. While in treatment, you are in a safe and controlled environment. Once you reenter society, negative influences and triggers may reappear. Many decide to use Sober Living as a transition […]

Ten Signs You’re Mired in Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a complex problem that consumes your body as well as your psyche. As with the chicken and egg conundrum, over time it can become nearly impossible to tell whether your body is dictating your mind or vice versa. Most addictions will never be conquered without a multifaceted approach to treatment that addresses both parts of the equation. If you […]

You’re Not Alone: Important Steps for a path to Addiction Recovery

In America, one of the greatest diseases we have is filled with stigma to the point that those suffering often take drastic steps to try to hide any indication they’re suffering not just from others in their lives, but also from themselves. Addiction left untreated almost always results in one final ending: death. Conquering a disease […]