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
May 16, 2019

SMART Recovery vs 12 Step

What is the difference between SMART Recovery vs 12 Step? If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction and have made the decision to get help, choosing the right program can be difficult. There are so many options available as far as treatment centers, residential rehab, outpatient rehab, whether to go out of […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Comprehensive behavioral treatment, Sober Living and Aftercare, 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
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
January 17, 2019

Why Making a Resolution to Get Sober Matters

Making the Resolution to Get Sober The new year is a time to reflect and plan for the brand new year ahead. Think about this: Have your relationship with friends and family been stressed over the holiday season? Have family and other loved ones distanced themselves due to your addictions? Or maybe, you feel this […]

Addiction, Alcoholism, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
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
August 9, 2013

Utah’s Growing Problem of Painkiller Abuse

In 2010 the number of deaths in Utah by painkiller abuse was greater than the number of deaths by car accidents. Utah is ranked low, nationally, on the number of people engaging in painkiller abuse. Despite that, the problem is growing so rapidly that two counties have assigned one officer to focus only on crimes […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Current Events, Drug Treatment
May 24, 2013

Facebook Activity Can Reveal Alcoholic Tendencies

Study researchers from Seattle Children’s Research Institute wanted to correlate alcoholic dependency and social media. Basically, they wanted to know if they could find out if someone would become an alcoholic by what they read on their Facebook profile. Turns out, they can. The researchers decided to target college freshmen because they are instantly exposed […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Mental Health, Teenagers
May 9, 2013

Drinking Alcohol Tied to Unhealthy Food Choices

In a joint study between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), the results concluded that people overall eat more unhealthy foods on the days that they drink alcohol. Food choices changed on the days that people drank… and changed […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Drug Treatment, Healthy Eating and Recovery