Addiction Detox and Recovery Blog

Addiction Detox & Recovery Blog

Study suggests link between alcohol and glutamate

Researchers at Indiana University have discovered a link between the neurotransmitter glutamate and alcohol cravings, relapse and addiction, warranting more research into the development of more targeted treatment. Nearly 30% of Americans have dealt with alcohol use disorder (AUD) at [...]

March 11th, 2019|

Substance Abuse in the Workplace: What You Should Know

Most Americans with substance use disorder are employed. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 75% of people with substance use disorder maintain employment, and its impact goes undetected. Some people who abuse [...]

March 7th, 2019|

8 Signs of Problem Drinking

Problem drinking doesn’t necessarily indicate full-blown addiction, but it’s a slippery slope. If you think you’re OK because you’re succeeding in your career or earning good grades, you should reconsider. It can be hard to be honest with ourselves when [...]

March 2nd, 2019|

5 Reasons to Travel for Detox

Finding the right detox or addiction treatment program is a time-consuming process, and when you expand your search to out-of-town or even out-of-state facilities, it becomes even more convoluted. It’s no wonder why many people choose to attend detox or [...]

February 28th, 2019|

The Continuum of Care: An Addiction Treatment Overview

Recovery is not a one-step process, but rather a continuum of care, comprising several parts. Some clients begin their recovery journey with detox and progress into the most intensive residential treatment program, while others can succeed in a less intensive [...]

February 26th, 2019|

What Is the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates?

The terms "opioid" and "opiate" are often used interchangeably, but now that use has reached epidemic levels and was declared a national emergency, it’s useful to understand the difference between the two and how they affect the end-user, especially if [...]

February 25th, 2019|

Could kratom be the antidote to the opioid epidemic?

As the opioid epidemic rages on, more people are searching for ways to wean themselves off of opioids. One natural substance that has reportedly shown promise among those suffering from opioid addiction is kratom. Is kratom an opioid? Kratom, or [...]

February 21st, 2019|

New study finds that duration, not dosage, poses greater risk for opioid misuse

As a nation ravaged by an opioid epidemic, much of the discussion is centered around how dosage leads to addiction, but a recent Harvard Medical School study published in the British Medical Journal suggests otherwise. The study found among surgery [...]

February 21st, 2019|

5 Books to Read When You’re New to Recovery

In recovery, there’s a lot of free time, especially if you’ve just begun detox. For example, Boca Detox clients participate in a temporary blackout period where they abstain from communication with loved ones, so they can fully immerse themselves in [...]

February 19th, 2019|

Give Yourself the Gift of a Sober Holiday

The holiday season is here, and life is about to take on a whirlwind pace. Decorations, gift shopping, parties and family gatherings will occupy your mind and your time. On the outside, you may look ready for the celebrations—but if [...]

February 16th, 2019|