Support for Families of Alcoholics

Like the tentacles of an octopus, alcoholism reaches out to all members of the family and wraps them up right along with the alcoholic. As it is often stated, alcoholism is a family disease, impacting everyone within the alcoholic’s orbit. As a result of the turmoil, stress, and despair inflicted by the disease, the family […]

dangers of adderall and alcohol

Back in school we were taught that a positive plus a negative, such as +1 + -1, equals zero. They cancel each other out. When considering the use of alcohol, a depressant, with Adderall, a stimulant, it might stand to reason that the effect is also null and void. But when it comes to substances […]

Long Term Effects of Oxycontin on The Brain

OxyContin is a potent analgesic in the opioid family of painkiller medications that have wreaked havoc in the U.S. over the past two decades. Promoted early on as a highly effective painkiller with a low likelihood of causing addiction, the brand swiftly became the darling of the medical and dental community. The shine was off […]

pet friendly rehab options

 Solutions 4 Recovery now offers a pet-friendly policy for its Southern California addiction and dual diagnosis rehabilitation programming. Allowing clients to bring their beloved pet to rehab can enhance the treatment experience, as well as reduce anxiety that often accompanies entering a program. According to Jacqueline Malani, Director of Detox for Solutions 4 Recovery, “Working with […]

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 […]

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 […]