drug and alcohol treatment

18 08, 2018

The Power of Positive Thinking in Recovery

2019-01-31T18:03:10+00:00August 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Positive thinking can enhance the effectiveness of addiction treatment. It can also increase your chances of getting sober and staying abstinent. After all, addiction recovery is a battle of wits, patience and perseverance. Your mental frame and state will make a huge difference in your results. A change in mood and mindset can affect your behavior. It'll factor into [...]

8 08, 2018

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

2019-02-17T18:12:35+00:00August 8th, 2018|0 Comments

More than 22 million Americans are trapped in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. In order to get them treatment, we need to recognize how that cycle works. Understanding the Cycle of Addiction No one wants to be a drug addict. Sure, they might enjoy drinking alcohol or getting high. But the constant need to keep using is [...]

8 07, 2018

How to Safely Detox from Drugs or Alcohol at Home

2019-02-17T18:19:16+00:00July 8th, 2018|4 Comments

How to Safely Detox from Drugs or Alcohol at Home Home detox from drugs or alcohol can be an appealing option for addicts who don’t want to commit the time and money to an actual rehab treatment plan. However, detoxing from nearly any drug without professional help certainly isn’t going to be a picnic. Physical withdrawals can end up [...]

4 07, 2018

10 Ways Local and Government Groups Are Fighting Against Heroin Addiction in the U.S.

2019-01-31T18:24:16+00:00July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Heroin addiction and the general abuse of opioids has worsened in the US. As of 2015, there were over 20 million Americans suffering from some kind of substance abuse disorder. Within this number, there were 2 million people abusing or addiction to prescription pain relievers. There were nearly 600,000 people reported to have a problem with heroin. In 2016, [...]

5 06, 2018

Medications and Supplements Used to Treat Various Types of Addictions

2019-01-31T18:32:30+00:00June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Is Drug Abuse Really A Disease? Can It Be Cured? Some drug abusers refuse to call themselves mentally ill or acknowledge that there’s a cure that can treat their addictions. Any combination of environmental, community and educational situations can cause an individual to develop drug-seeking behavior. The definition of drug abuse being a curable, hereditary illness is hotly debated [...]

1 01, 2018

The Potential for Abuse and Risks Involved with Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatments

2019-02-15T17:10:35+00:00January 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Methadone and buprenorphine are often used to treat opioids addictions; however, they, too, can be abused. In fact, these drugs have quite a high abuse potential. They can easily become addictive, and users can become dependent on them within a short period of time. In worst-case scenarios, they can even lead to fatal overdoses. In fact, methadone caused 1 [...]

27 11, 2017

Study compares Vivitrol and Suboxone

2019-02-15T18:10:28+00:00November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Has the time come for Vivitrol to become the “go-to” addiction treatment of choice? According to a brand-new study published just this month in The Lancet, Vivitrol is even better at preventing relapse than buprenorphine-based Suboxone. After a six-month study, results showed that compared to patients receiving Suboxone, patients given Vivitrol relapsed at a lower rate – 52% to [...]

12 10, 2017

Organ Damage: How Addiction Affects the Body in Various Ways and How to Heal After Recovery

2019-02-15T19:05:06+00:00October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Substance abusers rarely stop to think about the damage they’re doing to their bodies. Their main concern is that they get the high they’re looking for. They’re in it for the short-term euphoria, and they’re not concerned about the long-term problems. Whether you have a drug or alcohol addiction, please know that there are consequences. Some of them may [...]

18 08, 2017

Self-Medicating and the Dangers of this Addictive Behavior

2019-02-15T22:05:45+00:00August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Self-medicating is a behavior that has been practiced for decades. It’s actually gotten much worse with the invention of the Internet, which makes self-medicating very simple. For many people, self-medicating is as simple as doing a quick Internet search for a specific ailment. Once they have diagnosed themselves, they’ll turn to an over-the-counter remedy to help. However, for others, self-medicating [...]

25 05, 2017

The Link Between Drug Relapses, Addiction And Stress

2019-02-16T00:23:44+00:00May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Anyone moving through the recovery process knows that relapse is common for most addiction sufferers. For instance, relapse rates for individuals with substance abuse disorders have been estimated to be as high as 40 to 60%. In fact, relapse rates are so excessive that many recovery groups view relapsing as a natural part of the recovery cycle. One of the [...]