July 2, 2019

Alcohol: Is It The Gateway Drug?

The Gateway Drug Theory According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health,  The Gateway Drug Theory suggests that licit drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, serve as a “gateway” toward the use of other, illicit drugs. Many people usually correlate this theory with prescription medication becoming a gateway to other dangerous […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol
July 2, 2019

The Second-Hand Harms of Drinking

What Are Second-Hand Harms of Drinking? An addiction to alcohol doesn’t just affect the person with the addiction. In fact, about one-fifth of adults in the United States have experienced some form of harm due to someone else’s behavior while drinking. These behaviors are ripple effects from the addiction and are known as second-hand harms […]

Alcohol, Alcoholism
June 4, 2019

5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction

What Are 5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction? Addiction always stems from a root cause, also known as one of the reasons for addiction. It is extremely important to treat both the root cause of the addiction in addition to the physical addiction itself. Staying sober involves much more than just detoxing from drugs or alcohol […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Children, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, LGBT, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Painkiller, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Teenagers
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, […]

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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
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

Why Experienced Clinicians Are Important to Getting Lasting Recovery

Why Experienced Clinicians are Important When it comes to choosing the treatment center that is right for you, there are many factors that need to be considered. No two treatment centers are the same, and choosing the right one will make all the difference. You may find that the accommodations need to be at a […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment
November 27, 2018

Why connecting with therapists and staff can make all the difference

While you’re going through treatment, it is vital you take advantage of connecting with your therapists and staff in your residential treatment center. This means not only listening to them and sitting for sessions, but actively connecting and reaching out to them throughout the process. Being an active participant with them can help keep you […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, PTSD, Relationships, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
October 31, 2018

Nutrition and Recovery

How Addiction Takes a Toll on Your Nutrition Drug and alcohol abuse can take a major toll on your body. The recovery process is gradual, and nutrition is one of the major issues that often get overlooked, yet need attention. Our brain functions are influenced by food, and when your brain isn’t producing the chemicals […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Substance Abuse, Sugar