Archive for April 2017
The Typical Length & Process of Detox
Determining the Length of Detox Before committing to a detox program, many prospective patients want to know what to expect from the process. The exact details of detox can vary depending on the person and their addiction. However, knowing more about the length and typical format of a detox can help prepare patients for the…Read More
How Bad is Heroin Use in America?
The Scope of Heroin Use and Addiction in the USA Heroin is a drug made from morphine, which puts it in the opiate class. Like many other opioid drugs, heroin use, abuse and addiction is on the rise in the United States. Although most people acknowledge that there is a heroin problem in America, it…Read More
Family & Addiction: Enabling or Supporting?
The Differences Between Enabling and Supporting a Loved One Struggling With Addiction When a friend, neighbor or loved one is struggling with addiction, it is natural for people to want to help. This is a noble goal, but some actions that are designed to help can actually hurt chances of successful recovery. It is critical…Read More
Dedicated Men’s Detox Programs
Why Men Can Thrive in Gender-Specific Detox Programs When individuals are diagnosed with an addiction, the first step is often to find a detox facility. Detox is a critical component of lasting recovery. With so many types of detox available, it can be difficult to narrow down the choices. For many, a dedicated men’s detox…Read More
Coping with Opiate Withdrawal
Making it Through an Opiate Withdrawal As many as three million Americans struggle with opioid addiction. Whether the addiction revolves around prescription medications or heroin, combatting the addiction has to include detox. During detox, the body will go into withdrawal, which can be accompanied by some unpleasant symptoms. Make it through opiate withdrawal with professional…Read More
The Safe Way to Stop Using Drugs
Making the decision to end drug use is a wonderful, positive step in the right direction. However, recovery is more than just one decision. Ending drug use can come with some risks, but these risks are mitigated with a few smart choices. Explore how individuals who struggle with addiction can end drug use completely as…Read More
Millennials & Prescription Drugs
Are Prescription Drugs the Greatest Threat to Millennials? Across the United States, the prescription drug epidemic is growing. Millennials may be one of the groups most at risk for prescription drug addictions. Explore why millennials have so much access to these drugs, why use is growing and what can be done to stop or recover…Read More
How Do I Know if I’m An Addict?
Self-Assessment – Am I an Addict? Individuals who struggle with substance abuse may want to determine whether or not they are addicted to substances like drugs or alcohol. Wanting to make this determination is a step in the right direction. Often, questioning the potential of addiction is the catalyst that leads to recovery. Answer a…Read More
Drug Use and Teens
Drug Use & Teens Drugs are used by all age groups, and drug addiction can happen whether users are 18 or 80. However, more teenagers use drugs than almost any other demographic. It is important to address drug use among teens in order to prevent addiction from developing and to treat those teens already struggling…Read More
What is Medically Monitored Detox?
What is Medically Monitored Detox? An important part of the addiction recovery process is detox. During this stage, individuals will detox their bodies from harmful, addictive substances. Detox is critical for addiction treatment, recovery and sobriety. While detox can technically be done solo, a medically monitored detox is a necessity in order for the process…Read More