Rehabilitation for Alcohol

Alcohol and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

According to statistics gathered by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a little more than 86% of adults in the US have used alcohol at some point in their lives. Over 70% have had a drink within the last year, and 56% have [...]

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 [...]

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 opioids, heroin and fentanyl, killed [...]

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 hold down a job; can’t [...]

2019-11-26T16:52:42+00:00May 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Why You May Not Be Able to Stop Using Drugs on Your Own

You want to stop using drugs – congratulations! You’ve taken the first step. The decision to stop is the fundamental step to making a much-needed change. The next step is to set yourself up for success - and there are some important points you should [...]

2019-11-26T16:45:27+00:00April 26th, 2019|Tags: , , |

The 6 Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery

Recovery requires a total lifestyle change, but for a person or loved one of someone who is considering treatment or is early in recovery, a life free from addiction may feel like a million miles away, especially if you’re unsure what to expect throughout the [...]

Is It Safe to Quit Drugs or Alcohol Cold Turkey?

For many people who struggle with substance use disorder, quitting abruptly, or “cold turkey,” is appealing because it offers a fresh start that immediately separates a person from the people, places and other reminders of substance use. However, quitting so suddenly poses serious health complications, [...]

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 some point in their lives, [...]

2019-11-26T16:23:57+00:00March 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

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 you or someone you have [...]