Suboxone Treatment Centers

Careful planning is behind every successful outcome in life; no matter what goals you set for yourself or your future.  Without doing some pre-planning, most efforts will be wasted, with much flailing about trying to reach a goal haphazardly.  The need for planning holds true for approaching addiction recovery, one of the most important goals […]

How to Stop Smoking Weed

Anyone who has smoked weed knows that it can be a very enjoyable habit, certainly for a while anyway. Usually when a person starts to smoke, they don’t like it very much but tend to progress anyway, maybe because they are moving within a social circle where it is commonplace. The habit is then formed, […]

Addiction Recovery Center

The word “alone” and “recovery” simply do not go together.  Facing the prospect of breaking free of a drug or alcohol addiction, no matter how determined or sincere your desire, is just not possible to accomplish without support and guidance.  Most people are not aware of the profound brain chemical changes that have taken place […]

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome Treatment

For most people entering rehab, the usual detoxification period—during which the body and brain expel the substance of abuse—lasts about one week, give or take.  Even though detox and withdrawal is a dreaded but necessary step in recovery, most individuals are able to wrap their brains around accepting one week of misery.  In reality, many […]

Stages of Relapse

Identifying Warnings Signs and The Stages of Relapse When it comes to addiction recovery, no matter how committed to sobriety a person is, there is always, always the risk that they may return to using or drinking—especially during the first year of recovery.  Contrary to what many might assume, however, relapse is not an impulsive […]

signs of alcoholism in college students

If you think you can’t possibly become an alcoholic in young adulthood, think again.  Statistics reveal that heavy alcohol use doubles between the ages of 18 to19, then ramps up another 55% throughout the early 20s, with nearly 13% of 22 year olds self-proclaimed heavy alcohol users.  Of those 65,000 22 year olds with a […]

addicted to pain pills after surgery

For two decades doctors routinely prescribed an excessive number of opioid analgesics to patients following surgery.  For example, doctors would send a patient home with a script for 50 pills for pain management after a hysterectomy or gallbladder removal.  Even dentists were over prescribing the opioids.  Only later was it realized that some patients could […]

Young Adults and Prescription Drug Abuse

In recent years, the nation has become painfully aware of the severely addictive properties of prescription drugs.  The opioid epidemic has produced devastating effects on our young adults especially, with tens of thousands of young lives cut short each year from overdoses related to opiates and synthetic opioids.  While this drug classification represents the majority […]

Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Disorders

Treatment for Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Disorders There is no disputing the emotional pain and other collateral damage that living with a mental health disorder can cause.  Living with chronic anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or schizophrenia can become so unbearable that the suffering individual may develop a problem with substance abuse, with drugs […]

Detox Prescription Drugs

Medical Detox Prescription Drugs The drug epidemic and crisis surrounding prescription analgesics, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, and Percocet, has captured the nation’s attention as thousands of people have overdosed and died in recent years.  The government is now involved in a multi-pronged approach of addressing the many sources of the excessive prescribing of these […]