Factors to Consider When Choosing a Drug Rehab Center

A quick Internet search will turn up a plethora of options when it comes addiction treatment. However, not all drug rehabilitation programs are the same. Some are strictly outpatient drug rehab centers while others offer residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs, aftercare, or other options.  Whether you are just starting your recovery journey or are bouncing

It Takes a Village: Tackling the Complex Nature of Addiction

Recovery from addiction is not just about resolving physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. These substances also impact the brain and have an effect on virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Due to the complex nature of addiction, it takes more than just a single doctor providing treatment for recovery to take place. It

Managing Prescriptions to Prevent Misuse

Drugs come in many different types and forms. There are illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin that can be incredibly dangerous. There are also prescription drugs which can be very safe and beneficial when used as directed. However, prescription drugs also come with their own risks if misused. Properly managing prescriptions can help to

Talking to Children About Drug Prevention

Drug addiction does not discriminate; it affects people of all ages, races, genders, nationalities, professions, and socioeconomic classes. It is never too early to start talking to your children about the dangers of drug use and how they can make healthier choices in their life. October 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week and an excellent time

How Does an Intervention Work for Addiction Treatment?

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be frustrating and heartbreaking. You want them to get better, but perhaps previous attempts to talk to them about treatment have been ineffective, or maybe they’re in denial about the severity of the problem. When nothing else seems to be working, families often hold an intervention to

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What You Need to Know About Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Overcoming addiction is not as easy as just saying no and stopping using drugs or alcohol. Addiction changes the way the brain processes information and impacts virtually every aspect of a person’s life. One of the main problems individuals face in recovery from opioid addiction is dealing with withdrawal and cravings. These urges can be

Talking to Your Doctor

Being Proactive: Talking to Your Doctor About Prescription Drug Addiction Risk

Opioid addiction is a growing concern for many people given its prevalence and risks. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 2.1 million Americans were addicted to prescription pain relievers in 2012, and there were nearly 207 million prescriptions written for opioids in 2013. While these drugs can be safe and effective