April 18, 2019

Does Clonidine Work Managing Withdrawal Symptoms?

What is Clonidine? Originally developed as a nasal decongestant, Clonidine has been found to work very well for patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms from opiates. According to the JamaNetwork, Clonidine produces a rapid and statistically significant decrease in opiate withdrawal signs and symptoms. Clonidine administration for 14 days enabled all patients to be successfully detoxified from […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
April 17, 2019

What is Detoxing From Alcohol Like, and How We Can Help Make It Comfortable

Detoxing from Alcohol Detoxing from alcohol can look very different to many different people. The way you may feel when you detox from alcohol depends on the severity of your addiction and how long you have been addicted to alcohol for. If someone has had a few too many drinks at a celebration, chances are, […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drinking, Substance Abuse
April 5, 2019

What Do the Stages of Change Mean to Recovery?

What are the Stages of Change? At the University of Rhode Island, two researchers named Prochaska and DiClemente deciphered that there are 6 stages individuals go through and experience while seeking addiction, going through recovery and ultimately maintaining sobriety. These stages became a model known as “The Stages of Change”, which we base our individualized […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Substance Abuse
March 21, 2019

Repairing the Damage Addiction Has Done to Family and Friends

Addiction is a Family Disease Addiction is a destructive disease that can leave many things damaged along its path. Aside from health and behavioral issues, relationships are something that can become negatively affected by an addiction. Understanding that addiction is a family disease is an important first step in repairing the damage addiction has done, […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Relationships, Substance Abuse
March 12, 2019

Ativan Addiction

Is Ativan Addictive? Ativan is the name for the generic drug lorazepam, is part of the drug class benzodiazepines. It is best known for treating anxiety, as it works by attaching to GABA receptors in the brain like other benzodiazepines. After it attaches to the GABA receptors, it slows down the chemical messages the nerve […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
March 4, 2019

Cocaine and Addiction

Is Cocaine Addictive? According to the Foundation for a Drug Free World, cocaine creates the greatest psychological dependence of any drug, next to methamphetamine. It stimulates key pleasure centers within the brain and causes extremely heightened euphoria. Cocaine addiction, tolerance and dependency builds quickly. If someone uses cocaine, they will not get the same effect […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Cocaine, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
March 1, 2019

Can I Get My Life Back?

Rebuilding After Addiction Treatment When you enter treatment for addiction, you are leaving behind a lot of negative consequences from your addiction. Chances are, you are finally getting help because of all of these negative consequences. You may also be thinking, “can I get my life back after treatment”? It will be hard to repair […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
February 26, 2019

What Are The Main Therapies Used to Help Get Me to Lasting Recovery?

Evidence Based Approach As understandings of addiction and addiction recovery change, we constantly work to bring best practices into our treatment protocol. We recognize that not every treatment works for every person, so we use our resources carefully to gain access to all the latest therapies available. No two addictions are the same, no two […]

Acupuncture, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Comprehensive behavioral treatment, Meditation, PTSD
February 25, 2019

Is Addiction a Disease or a Failure?

Disease vs Choice When someone is suffering from addiction, it can be very easy for those around them to wonder how it happened. How could this person choose to drink so much, despite the consequences? How can he/she possibly choose to pick up heroin for the first time? Why do they act the way that […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Anxiety, Depression, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
February 14, 2019

Suicide and Addiction

Are Suicide and Addiction Linked? When someone is suffering from an issue with addiction, there are many complications that can come along with that. These can include legal issues, family problems, declining health and even suicide. Suicide and addiction are absolutely linked. Addiction not only exponentially increases the likelihood that someone will commit suicide, but […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Depression, Depression Treatment, Mental Health