March 14, 2019

How Do I Get My Loved One Into Treatment?

How To Get Your Loved One Into Treatment It is extremely heartbreaking and difficult to watch someone you love go down the destructive path of addiction. It is a fatal, chronic disease with serious life-threatening consequences. There comes a point where people around the person suffering from addiction begin to realize that their loved one […]

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March 5, 2019

Crystal Meth Addiction

Understanding Crystal Meth Crystal meth – also known as meth, ice, crank or glass – is an extremely addictive drug, classified as a Schedule II controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Crystal meth can be snorted, smoked or dissolved and injected. It is one of the most common, widely used drugs and produces […]

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March 4, 2019

What is the Therapeutic Alliance?

Understanding The Therapeutic Alliance The Therapeutic Alliance is a powerful factor in the process of emotional and psychological healing during addiction recovery. There are major four pillars that make up the Therapeutic Alliance, with the singular goal of saving lives and helping you grow a bond with your therapist. The four pillars of the Therapeutic […]

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March 1, 2019

What Replaces Drugs or Alcohol After Rehab?

Life After Rehab When you go through rehab and enter back into normal life, it can be difficult to wrap your head around what your new lifestyle might be like. What was once a life consumed by negativity and constant alcohol or drug-seeking behavior is now replaced with a new, healthy lifestyle. While you have […]

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February 22, 2019

How Do I Get My Family Back?

Can You Get Your Family Back After Addiction? One of the hallmarks of addiction is suffering from a broken relationship with your family. Withdrawing and isolating yourself from loved ones in order to hide your addiction is very common as your social circle changes. Being defensive about your addiction, or even remaining in denial, are […]

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February 22, 2019

How Do I Know If I Have a Drug Problem?

Do I Have a Drug Problem? Drug addiction is a growing epidemic, affecting millions of people all over the world. In fact, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults battled a substance use disorder in 2014. There can be many reasons someone might fall into a drug […]

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February 14, 2019

Can Anxiety Cause Addiction?

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is a disorder that affects millions of people. It is defined as: “a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.” Anxiety can stem from a traumatic event, such as military combat or abuse, or anxiety can manifest naturally, like with […]

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February 8, 2019

How Do I Know If I Have An Alcohol Problem?

Do I Have an Alcohol Problem? According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 6.4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime; 70.1 percent reported that they drank in the past year; 56.0 percent reported that they drank in the past month. […]

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February 6, 2019

How Attorneys Can Help Their Clients With Treatment

Attorneys Helping Clients with Treatment If you are an attorney and your client seriously needs help with their issues with addiction, now is the best time to help them get the treatment they need. When people are suffering from addiction, they act out in ways that they normally wouldn’t. One of the biggest red flags […]

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February 1, 2019

Dangers of Benzodiazepine for Chronic Pain

What are Benzodiazepines Prescribed For? The drug class known as benzodiazepines are made up of prescription tranquilizers, also called sedatives or anxiolytics, according to DrugAbuse.com. They are prescribed for many conditions, such as anxiety disorder or panic disorder as well as insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, muscle relaxation and, more recently, chronic pain. They are also known […]

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