1010, 2017

Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance abuse is an abnormal pattern of drug use, which can cause or aggravate mental and physical health issues, places stress on the family, promotes poor relationships at work, and cause motor vehicle accidents. Substances commonly abused include alcohol, cocaine, opioid prescription drugs, methamphetamines, and benzodiazepines.

Substance abuse can lead to distress or impairment of driving, […]

1409, 2017

The Facts on Extended Care Rehab

Most substance abuse professionals do not believe that addicts can drink in moderation and stay on their path of a healthy drug- or alcohol-free lifestyle. Abstinence is the only way to continue to be addiction-free. One of the highest rates of relapse was reported in a recent study of opiate users. The researchers found that […]

409, 2017

Keeping the Family Engaged in the Recovery Process from Addiction

When a person goes to a rehabilitation (rehab) center, the most important thing for him or her to remember is that recovery is possible. People do get well—and so do their families. After surviving a major crisis, you need a chance to repair family bonds. Family members have waited a long time for the day […]

309, 2017

LGBT Addiction Rehab

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have many challenges regarding drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Although rates of drug and/or alcohol abuse are high within the general population, rates of substance abuse are much higher within the LGBT community. These differences in rates are often dependent on particular gender, race, or sexual orientation.


Substance […]

3008, 2017

How to Intervene with a Fully Funded Addict

Drug and alcohol treatment is like any medical treatment: it is expensive! People who need it often find that the cost is considerably less expensive than living with an addiction; however, rehabilitation (rehab) costs often interfere with recovery. It is now possible to receive addiction treatment through fully-funded programs. Intervention with a fully-funded addict is […]

2308, 2017

Marijuana Addiction

Due to the controversy regarding whether marijuana truly causes addiction or not, there is limited information available regarding marijuana addiction. It is clear that marijuana has many benefits when used for medical purposes, but it also has dangers when abused. Researchers know that when marijuana used over a long period of time causes tolerance, dependence, […]

1508, 2017

Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment

For someone who works and has a family, an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program give help while providing freedom. These programs are similar to residential (inpatient) treatment programs but offer a different environment. Outpatient programs are structured so the addict can maintain a regular commitment to work, education, and family. The attendee has the […]

1703, 2017

New Health Bill Cutting Drug Treatment Access?

There’s been a lot of buzz in recent days in regards to the new health bill. Some news outlets are saying the bill would cut access to treatment (http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/15/520270916/former-drug-czar-say-gop-health-bill-would-cut-access-to-addiction-treatment).

Michael Botticelli, Obama’s director of National Drug Control Policy, said the Republican bill that is up for consideration reduces access for substance (drugs or alcohol) addiction treatment. […]

303, 2017

Top 11 Ways to Identify Prescription Drug Abuse

While it may not always be obvious, there are several ways to identify if a friend or loved one is abusing prescription drugs. Watch this video to understand the ways, some of which are subtle, to figure it out! Then call us to get help with prescription drug abuse at top centers across America today […]

2702, 2017

There is Hope for Teens and a Normal Life After Addiction to Fentanyl

Days ago, China has confirmed moves to ban fentanyl (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/20/china-s-move-to-ban-fentanyl-could-help-curb-drug-addiction-crisis-in-us.html). While this is a positive step toward curbing addiction in the United States of teen and adult users, some say that there could already be new strains being developed to replace fentanyl. Some experts have implied the drug manufacturers only need to change the overall […]

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