August 2, 2018

What is the Difference between Residential/PHP/IOP treatment?

What is Residential Rehab? Rehabilitation in a residential setting is referred to as Residential Rehab. In residential rehab, patients reside in a facility more reminiscent of a home for the length of their treatment. Treatments can vary anywhere in length from 30, 60 to 90 days or more. (Duration of stay can be shorter or […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Depression Treatment, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
July 24, 2018

Luxury Alcohol Treatment Center

Americans are drinking more than ever. In fact, a 2017 study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that 1 out of every 8 Americans struggles with alcohol abuse. The number is rising at a steady amount, and the study suggests the importance of “destigmatizing these conditions and encouraging those who cannot reduce their alcohol consumption on […]

Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drinking, Substance Abuse
April 21, 2016

Seven Things to Expect When You Go to Rehab

Seven Things to Expect When You Go to Rehab Many people don’t know what to expect from addiction treatment and this lack of knowledge can make them apprehensive about going to a residential treatment center. Addiction treatment centers vary, but if you are going someplace that is quality, there are a few things that you […]

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September 30, 2014

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy Friends of mine who are mothers and addicts in recovery say that one of the most horrifying experiences of their lives was using during pregnancy. They knew what they were doing might hurt their unborn children, but they could not stop. Addicts are who and what they […]

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September 23, 2014

Please Don’t Try to Rescue Me

Please Don’t Try to Rescue Me I am going to take a break from my regular blog posts about the latest research and developments in addiction treatment to write about something personal. If you have read the book, “Ending Addiction for Good,” a book that quickly became a #1 Amazon bestseller, you know that I […]

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September 22, 2014

Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption

Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption The debate about whether marijuana is “safer” than other substances, such as alcohol, has growing public interest. President Obama publically stated that he is not convinced that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. This illustrates the recent shift toward the acceptance of marijuana legalization or decriminalization as public opinion […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Medical, Painkiller, Smoking, Spice, Substance Abuse, Teenagers, Weed
September 19, 2014

Do You Really Know What MDMA IS

Do You Really Know What MDMA IS MDMA is potentially much more than just a popular drug on the party scene. When it initially hit the club scene, it was a pure drug, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). It was also called “ecstasy” due to the ecstatic feeling it gives the user. However, as years have passed, particularly […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Marijuana, Medical, Methamphetamines, Substance Abuse
September 17, 2014

Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy It’s not just the drugs you take, but what you experience too that can rewire your brain, causing your brain to crave an experience in the same way it can be taught to crave a drug. These ‘non-substance’ addictions are called process disorders and they can be very difficult […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, ADHD, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Exercise, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Marijuana, Medical, Meditation, Painkiller, Parenting, Relationships
September 10, 2014

Alcohol’s Link to Partner Violence

Alcohol’s Link to Partner Violence Alcohol use, especially heavy regular or binge drinking, has been linked to male-to-female partner violence. Across different cultures, violence is more severe when one or both partners has been drinking. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a significant global public health issue according to the World Health Organization. When both partners […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Drinking
September 8, 2014

September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, substance abuse prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. The national September observance of Recovery Month has evolved since its original conception in 1989. The purpose is to highlight individuals who have reclaimed […]

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