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Alcohol Detox Program in a Safe Healing Environment

Detoxing from Alcohol With Proper Care Is it possible to do a safe alcohol detox on your own at home? Well, generally speaking, with mild alcohol dependency a very strong-willed person can safely detoxify themselves at home. It’s not easy but it can be done, and it can be done safely. There are a number […]

Signs of Alcohol Withdrawals

Managing Alcohol Withdrawals Safely It probably comes as no surprise that alcohol withdrawals get worse as one becomes more dependent. Most everyone knows what a hangover is like, it hits you the next morning and you deal with it the next day, and after 24-hours everything is pretty much back to normal. Of course, once […]

A History of the Opioid Addiction Crisis – How Could This Happen?

Did you know that Genghis Khan’s army used opium for anesthesia when manually setting broken bones because it dampened the pain and relaxed muscles? Using the drug made the procedure for dealing with dislocations and fractures easier on the patient and those doing the surgery. Did you know the Romans often used opium to deal […]

Life after Rehab: What’s Next?

Completing a rehab program is a major accomplishment in itself—of the 23.5 million Americans who could benefit from addiction treatment, only 11 percent get the help they need.1 However, rehab is only the first step on your lifelong recovery journey. After you leave the treatment center, returning to a normal routine of work, family, friends […]

Choosing a Recovery Program That’s Right For You

Every person is unique, with their own individual needs and ways of coping with stress and illness. People’s experiences with addiction are no different. This is why it is important to consider what you need and want in a recovery program, do your research and choose the facility that’s the best fit for your requirements […]

Preparing For The Withdrawal Process

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that in 2013, 17.3 million people in the United States were chemically dependent on alcohol and 6.9 million more were addicted to or abusing drugs.1 Those numbers had increased by 8.3 percent from the same survey in 2002. Recovery from substance abuse can be extremely difficult. […]

The Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Prescription opioid drugs, which include commonly prescribed medications such as OxyContin and Vicodin, can provide effective, safe pain relief when used as prescribed. However, the risk of prescription opioid abuse and developing a dependency is high, and the abuse of these drugs has skyrocketed in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Understanding Methamphetamine Abuse

Methamphetamine abuse is a fast-growing drug problem in the United States. Research shows that over 13 million American adults and adolescents have experimented with methamphetamine’s, and a large number of these people have ended up addicted to the substance. Meth is a powerful and dangerous drug, but the euphoric rush it provides fuels the cycle […]

When Does Drinking Cross the Line into Alcohol Addiction?

While drinking alcohol is not necessarily a problem for some people, for others drinking too much can lead to a wide range of consequences. Alcohol-related problems have serious mental, physical and social effects. People who experience problems from drinking may be diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder (AUD). A survey by the National Institute on […]

Substance Abuse vs. Substance Dependence

Although substance abuse and substance dependence are frequently used interchangeably, the two terms, while interrelated, are distinct. While both refer to someone’s destructive association with drugs or alcohol, one often comes before the other. Addiction specialists and mental health professionals emphasize the importance of understanding both terms in order to better understand abuse and how […]