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 […]

Addiction treatment

What Treatments Are Available for Dual Diagnosis Patients?

According to research published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 50% of individuals suffering from addiction disease also suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder. These are termed dual diagnosis conditions and they require professional treatment in a dual diagnosis treatment center. This is because it is not only important to identify and […]

Alcohol Addiction

Debunking the Taboos of Drug & Alcohol Addiction

There is considerable social stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction, despite our greater understanding of it being a disease that can be treated. Unfortunately, for some people in great need of drug addiction treatment, they feel the taboos of addiction are such that they risk harsh judgment from others if they are seen to be […]

Demystifying Alcohol and Drug Detox Programs

Many people put off checking themselves into detox treatment centers, mainly because of their fears about the withdrawal symptoms they may face. There are numerous misconceptions about detox and it is also misrepresented by the media to appear as one of the most torturous experiences imaginable. The fact is, however, that a detox program in […]