A Journey to Sobriety – How Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Can Change Your Life

How Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Can Change Your Life

Alcoholism is an insidious condition that can slowly take over your life. At first, it might not seem like a bad thing at all. Maybe it’s one drink here or there that turns into two or three drinks every day. Maybe alcohol is a way to cope with stress, unwind, or relax with friends, but […]

Exploring the Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment is an important approach for clients suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment focuses on the individual as a whole, providing holistic care that takes into account both the mental health and substance abuse issues at hand. By treating mental illness in tandem with substance abuse, dual diagnosis […]

8 Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT therapy, is a type of psychotherapy that helps participants cope with life. It promotes skills that focus on acceptance and awareness as a foundation for behavioral change. The skills that participants develop, such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, improving motivation and reducing dysfunctional behaviors, aren’t just talked about in the […]

Why It’s Important to Have Family Involvement in the Addiction Treatment Process

More than 100 million family members are affected by a loved one’s substance use or alcohol use disorder. Family involvement in addiction treatment can reduce distress in family members as well as the entire family unit. It also improves treatment outcomes for the person who struggles with the addiction. When the family is involved in […]

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction


Effective Treatment Can Sometimes Seem Elusive Finding effective treatment for drug addiction is often elusive for addicts and their family members. Some individuals attempt to find the right treatment for years, moving from one program to another while frequently relapsing. What began as a choice to first take an illicit drug or use a prescription […]

Percocet Addiction Facts & Long-Term Treatment


What Is Percocet? Percocet is prescribed to treat severe pain and is designed for short-term usage only. As a compound of Acetaminophen and Oxycodone, Percocet is highly addictive even in as little as one week of continuous use. Percocet creates a euphoric effect similar to Heroin or Morphine, but at a greatly reduced level of […]

Hydrocodone Addiction Facts & Treatment

Hydrocodone Addiction

What Is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is an analgesic often combined with Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and Aspirin. Sold under the name of Vicodin, Lorcet, and Vicoprofen, Hydrocodone is a synthetically modified, opiate derivative that is marketed as a pain killer. Hydrocodone Addiction Hydrocodone addiction can lead to severe and life-endangering withdrawal symptoms. Regular use of products with Hydrocodone […]

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opioids. With a potency that’s 100 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl use comes with a strong risk of addiction and overdose. Taking fentanyl for surgery or severe pain under a doctor’s orders is the safest way to use it. But whether you use fentanyl recreationally or therapeutically, you […]

7 Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction

7 Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction

Prescription painkillers are highly addictive opioid medications. You might think that only recreational or illicit painkiller abuse can lead to addiction. But those who take prescription opioids under a doctor’s supervision can also develop a painkiller addiction. Recognizing the symptoms of painkiller addiction allows you to identify when you have a problem and seek appropriate […]

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

What comes to mind when you think about addiction? Many people imagine dark alleys, needles, jail cells and mugshots. It’s common to assume that addiction doesn’t affect people who seem to have it all together. But addiction can affect anyone, and it manifests itself differently every time it takes hold. Myths, stereotypes and misconceptions perpetuate […]