Harder Drugs

Study Aid or Slippery Slope; How Adderall Can Lead to Harder Drugs

Adderall is a prescription drug that is mainly used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD along with other conditions that cause severe lack of alertness such as narcolepsy. Because Adderall contains amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, it not only increases attention and focus but also has the propensity to be highly-addictive that has […]

So, You Made It Through the Holidays. Now What?

For people in recovery from addiction who have successfully passed through the holidays without relapse, there is much to feel positive about. For those who have succumbed to cravings only to recognize their mistake and adjust their behavior in the midst of the festivities, again, there is much to be hopeful for. One of the […]

Heroin

What Is Detox From Heroin Really Like?

Heroin is a highly addictive substance that gains control mentally in a way not many other drugs do. For that reason, people struggling with heroin addiction need to seek specialized treatment for drug addiction if they are to overcome it. The reason heroin addiction is more complex to treat than other substances is that it […]

Drug Rehabilitation

How a Serene and Secluded Environment Can Benefit Drug Rehabilitation

For many people with addiction issues, the prospect of entering into treatment can be daunting. There are still many widely held misconceptions about detox and rehab that can deter the people most in need of treatment from reaching out for help. Choosing the right kind of facility for addiction treatment is intensely personal, as is […]

Equine Therapy

How Equine-Assisted Therapy Benefits Treatment for Heroin Addiction

As we have become better informed about the area of addiction, more therapy options have become available to patients seeking heroin addiction treatment. Some of these therapies are known as experiential, which are a range of interventions designed to focus patients on actual involvement, engagement, and interaction with different types of experiences as part of […]

alcohol addiction

How to Manage Triggers to Prevent Relapse in Recovery

When someone is living with alcohol addiction, successful completion of a program at an alcohol treatment center does not guarantee a life of sobriety. An important part of an alcoholism treatment program is to prepare patients for their return to daily lives, which includes how to deal with the triggers and stressors they will face […]

cocaine addiction

How Is Cocaine Addiction Most Effectively Treated?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIHA), cocaine amounts for more than 6% of admissions to addiction treatment facilities each year, with the majority of those people seeking treatment using the drug by smoking it in crack form. In many cases, people who use cocaine are more likely to be taking more than […]

Drug Addiction Treatment

The Importance of Individualized Care in Drug Addiction Treatment

There is no one simple solution when it comes to addiction treatment and effective drug rehab requires a complete understanding of the complexities surrounding an individual’s need to use. Individualized drug addiction treatment is essential for the demanding challenges a person faces when they enter into a program as everyone responds to the tough mental […]

What Is Co-Occurring Disorders

Diagnosing and Treating Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

It wasn’t too long ago that addiction was considered to be completely unrelated to mental illness and that treatment was best delivered in separate facilities specializing in each condition. These days we have grown in our understanding of addiction as a disease and recognize the correlation between mental health and addiction issues. Many people with […]

Surrounding Alcoholism

Dealing With the Stigma Surrounding Alcoholism

The biggest obstacle to people with alcoholism getting the treatment they need is the social stigma surrounding the disease. According to research, nine out of ten people with addiction issues reported experiencing discrimination at some point in their lives and although our understanding of the disease is greater these days, many people still cling to […]