Addiction Detox and Recovery Blog

Addiction Detox & Recovery Blog

5 Ways to Support Someone Going Through Detox

As a treatment facility that specializes in medically-supervised detox from drugs and alcohol, we’ve seen firsthand what makes a detox truly successful: support. We want family members and friends to participate in their loved one’s detox by encouraging them to [...]

July 26th, 2019|

Smoking stats call for more cessation programs

A new study found that at least three out of five people who try cigarettes become daily smokers. In other words, of the 60% of people had ever tried a cigarette, 69% reported that they became daily smokers.(1) The study [...]

July 19th, 2019|

Morphine Abuse: What Happens in the Long Term?

Morphine is a powerful opiate derived from a poppy plant. It is prescribed to treat intense pain – usually in a hospital setting after a person has undergone major surgery. It can also be prescribed outside the hospital to someone [...]

July 16th, 2019|

6 Myths About Opioid Use Disorder

The United States may represent fewer than 5% of the world’s population, but we consume more opioids than any other country: approximately 30% of the world’s supply.(1) It’s no wonder why addiction was declared a national emergency. Opioids, including prescription [...]

July 11th, 2019|

What Will Detox Do For You?

Will 2018 be the year you finally get clean and sober--for good? Detox is a vital step toward overcoming any drug addiction. But what is it, and what will it do for you? If you’re considering treatment for yourself or [...]

July 5th, 2019|

Anxiety and Addiction Recovery

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the United States, affecting people of all ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds. If you're struggling with anxiety while in recovery, you're not alone. Anxiety as a Dual Diagnosis A dual [...]

June 25th, 2019|

New Research Indicates Vaping Increases Risk of Smoking in Teens & Young Adults

Although e-cigs were initially marketed as a smoking cessation aid, a new study indicates that vaping is influencing greater numbers of young people to smoke tobacco cigarettes. This is especially concerning to public health experts since youth smoking rates have [...]

June 18th, 2019|

New Study Suggests Smartphone Addiction May Cause Brain Imbalance

While many adults would probably agree that their phones and devices tend to play too large a role in their lives, there is a growing concern about heavy smartphone use among adolescents and young people. While we know millions of [...]

June 7th, 2019|

Medical Detox Is the Safest Way to Begin Your Addiction Recovery

For many men and women, detox is the first step in addiction treatment, but it's not a step you should take at home. A do-it-yourself detox is unlikely to be effective and may jeopardize your health—or your life. A medically [...]

May 22nd, 2019|

What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

What is a functioning alcoholic? Many are under the impression that alcoholics are easy to recognize.  They assume that the average alcoholic just wanders about the streets while muttering to themselves with a bottle grasped in hand. That they can’t [...]

May 9th, 2019|