A woman holds a loved one’s hands as they discuss DBT for addiction.

How Addiction is Treated with DBT

Dealing with a substance use disorder can leave you feeling lost, overwhelmed, and alone. The number of therapeutic interventions available to a struggling addict are countless, so who’s to say which one will work best for you? Figuring out where to turn to receive the most effective treatment option that will address your addiction while […]

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Benefits of Yoga in Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Picture this: You’re deep in the trenches of despair as an addict. You not only battle with a suffocating substance use problem, but you also contend with depression – or another mental health issue – and have a heart-wrenching cynical outlook on life. One day, a tidal wave of perspective and reality crashes on top […]

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Can Alcoholism Lead to Heart Attacks?

Have you ever counted the advertisements you see every day for alcohol? They are literally everywhere, and they are always depicting individuals from every walk of life drinking alcoholic beverages without a care in the world. Whether the advertisement is taking place somewhere on an island in paradise or at a person’s backyard barbeque, the […]

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Is Alcohol Making My Loved One Depressed

Watching a loved one battle alcohol addiction can make you feel powerless to intercede. The reasons behind their addiction may vary from personal stressors to inherited genetic predispositions to environmental factors, but the pain of watching them struggle with their substance use disorder is all the same. Trying to reach someone who is lost within […]

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Mixing Oxycodone and Alcohol

Relaxing, destressing and completely turning off reality for a short time is a desire of almost every adult. Reaching a calm, unplugged state of mind as often as possible is also a necessity to truly decompress from challenges and stressors. Understandably, tranquil feelings can be hard to reach when emotions and anxiety reach consistent, overwhelming […]

A professional business man snorting meth.

How Addictive is Meth?

The mental and physical damage that ensues because of a crystal meth addiction is supremely destructive. Having gained notoriety following the popularity of shows such as Breaking Bad and Southern Justice, the true effects of the drug have been gravely misrepresented to gain viewership and sensationalize the manufacturing of the substance. In reality, crystal meth […]

A professional woman in an outpatient treatment therapy session.

How to Balance Your Career with Outpatient Treatment

Living the life of a functioning addict is no easy task. Managing the compulsions associated with your addiction, while also maintaining gainful employment and accomplishing social obligations is akin to juggling multiple flaming swords: It’s impossible to sustain. Making the decision to enter a rehabilitation program to address your substance use disorder is not only […]

A man discusses solutions to the opioid abuse in California in a meeting.

Ways California is Combating the Opioid Epidemic

What is an epidemic? The terminology alone can conjure up thoughts of social devastation and mass hysteria, such as uncontrollable diseases plaguing society or extinction level occurrences wiping out whole sections of the planet. The reality of an epidemic, however, can prove to be deceivingly sinister and far harder to gauge and monitor. It can […]

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How to Avoid Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction

Wanting the best for those closest to you is a commendable desire. The compassion and empathy you’ve displayed toward your loved ones has solidified relationships and created a situation in which your family members and closest friends turn to you in times of need for guidance and personal assistance. Empathy, however, can morph into acts […]

A doctor prescribes a medication to help a woman overcome addiction.

Medications Used to Treat Alcoholism

You’ve decided it’s time to finally stop drinking and become serious about overcoming your addiction. As you’ll probably find, there are numerous methods out there to help people conquer and cope throughout the healing process. You may have started to read about different rehab programs and their treatment methods. While it can be an overwhelming […]

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