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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
In the US, the most abused type of prescription drugs are pain relievers. This may include Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Oxycodine, Morphine, Codeine, Hydromorphone and others.
Hydrocodone was actually The Most Prescribed drug in the US up until 2015, at over 130 million prescriptions annually. Once the DEA reclassified Hydrocodone as a Schedule 2 controlled substance in 2014, […]
Helping your Child through Addiction
What can you do when you realize your adult child has a drug or alcohol addiction? This is a heart-wrenching experience for many people, regardless of the child’s age. Because your child is an adult, it is often difficult to intervene. There are many ways that you can help your child […]
Prescription drug abuse is when someone uses medication in a way not intended by a doctor or to achieve a “high.” This is one of the biggest health issues facing teenagers today. After alcohol and marijuana, prescription drugs are the most commonly abused drugs by teens and young adults. Teens who begin using a prescription […]
Opioids are a broad category of drugs that include prescription painkillers like morphine and oxycodone as well as heroin. According to statistics, around 5% of the United States population misuses opioid drugs. Also called opiates, these drugs cause psychological and physical dependence. Many people cannot stop using opioid drugs without help. Rehabilitation (rehab) offers help […]
The use of heroin has increased across the United States among men and women of all income levels and most age groups. Teen heroin addiction is becoming an epidemic in our country. As the heroin use increases, so does heroin-related deaths. Between 2002 and 2013, the rate of deaths related to heroin quadrupled, with more […]
Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Drug and alcohol addiction are both complex illnesses which are associated with uncontrollable, intense cravings, compulsive drug-seeking behavior, and substance use that poses serious consequences. The path to drug addiction often starts out as a voluntary action, but over time, the person’s ability to refrain from substances is compromised, and compulsive […]