Planning Aftercare From Addiction Detox

Plan to Give Yourself Grace for the New Year

Whether you love or hate resolutions, there is no doubt they’re a time-honored New Year’s tradition for many people. And, while it’s never a bad idea to identify areas of your life in need of improvement, it’s also wise to recognize where you are on [...]

How to Tell if Your Loved One Has an Addiction Issue

Addiction rates across the U.S. have steadily climbed over the past few decades, and you would be hard-pressed to find a community, a family or an individual who hasn’t been affected by the epidemic in some way. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, [...]

Best Ways to Handle Drug or Alcohol Relapse

Addiction is a pervasive issue throughout the United States. It affects every state, impacting most communities and many families. According to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General, more than 27 million Americans use illegal drugs or abuse prescription medications, while more than 66 million [...]

Don’t Fall for the Cute Names, Substance Cocktails are Lethal

Powerballing, chasing the dragon, cocoa puffs; sounds like fun, doesn’t it? The names given to many mixed substance cocktails can often sound like a joyous theme park ride, but instead are terms invented to hide the fact that mixing lethal drugs or mixing drugs with [...]

Why You Need Professional Help Once Addicted to Xanax

There are quite a few prescription drugs available on the market that, although in most cases are medically effective, have highly addictive qualities. Many who become addicted fall into certain demographic categories with the ability, or lack thereof, to afford appropriate medical care. Xanax and [...]

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 [...]

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 who suffers from chronic, debilitating [...]

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 diagnosis occurs when someone struggles [...]

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 digital natives tend to interact [...]

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 [...]