Drug Deaths

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 get there safely--and letting the [...]

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 a loved one this year, [...]

Signs of Cocaine Use and Cocaine Abuse Symptoms

14% of Americans, age 12 and older, have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The reason may be that when a person uses cocaine, it floods the brain with dopamine, which increases feelings of [...]

4 Reasons to Choose Inpatient Detox

For people who decide to recover from drug or alcohol abuse, some contemplate at-home detox. Although you or someone you care about think you’ll be able to handle the process on your own, you just don’t know what to expect. Medically-supervised inpatient detox is the [...]

2019-11-26T16:32:03+00:00March 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

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 that person is you or [...]

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 Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant [...]

2019-11-26T16:00:45+00:00February 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Finding Your Way In Recovery

Recovering from an alcohol or substance use disorder is one of the hardest things people will do in their entire life. Those impacted by the hooks of addiction know first-hand how deep their illness is rooted. Extricating oneself from addiction requires tremendous courage and fortitude [...]