5 Opioid Addiction Facts

These important opioid addiction facts can help you better understand opioid addiction and find the help you need to end your addiction for good. Opioid addiction is a growing problem in the United States, and access to treatment is one of the best ways to end the opioid crisis. Getting help for an opioid addiction…

5 Best Ways to Help a Recovering Addict

There are a number of ways to help a recovering addict. Here are five of the best. Recovery is challenging, and a strong support system is essential for people who are recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction. If someone you love is in recovery, you may be wondering, how can I help a recovering…

What is Alcohol Addiction Treatment Like?

What is alcohol addiction treatment like? We get that question a lot, and here are some answers. Getting help for an alcohol addiction is essential for ending your addiction for the long-term and restoring your quality of life. But what is alcohol addiction treatment like? How does it work? What is outpatient and inpatient alcohol…

Top 10 Benzo Addiction Signs

Prescription Drug Abuse – Top 10 Benzo Addiction Signs One of the categories of drugs that are a part of the prescription drug abuse problem in America is benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepine addiction statistics revealed in the National Survey for Drug Use and Health showed that in 2011, 20.4 million people admitted to having abused benzos in…

5 Minute Relapse Prevention Activities

Relapse Prevention Activities That Will Help You Cope – In 5 Minutes When you stop abusing substances, you are not recovered. The avenue to recovery is the creation of a whole new life with different goals and activities that make it easier to “not” be a substance abuser. Without important life-changing decisions that remove you…

Pain Management For Recovering Addicts

Is There Good Pain Management For Recovering Addicts? Every year thousands of people become addicted to prescribed pain medications. When someone addicted to opioids goes through detox and rehab, they can fully recover from their addiction. For some, however, the chronic pain that led to addiction is still present. It’s necessary to have pain management…

10 Examples of Enabling Behavior in Relationships

What is Considered Enabling Behavior in Relationships Are you guilty of enabling behavior in relationships that is unhealthy in relationship to a loved one’s addiction? You may feel your actions are supportive, but there is a fine line between being helpful and enabling. It’s important to know the difference to avoid aiding the addict in…

Risks of Drug Detox at Home

Going through drug detox at home isn’t just uncomfortable. It can also be dangerous. Here’s why you should choose medical detox instead. Making the choice to quit using drugs or alcohol isn’t easy, and if you’ve developed a dependence on your substance of choice, it can be downright miserable. If you’ve ever experienced withdrawal symptoms…

Drug Addictions That Require Medical Detox

When is a Medical Detox Needed? Once a person has become dependent on an addictive substance such as alcohol, heroin or cocaine, the withdrawal symptoms can be one of the factors that drive them to continue their substance abuse. In 2009, only about 11.2 percent of the people that suffered from an addiction went to…

Music Therapy in Addiction Recovery

The Benefits of Music Therapy in Addiction Recovery Some specialists believe music touches the soul while a baby is still in the womb. Many pregnant mothers dance, sing, and play music while awaiting a baby’s birth. It’s no wonder babies react positively to music and bounce to the rhythm before they can even sit on…

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