January 17, 2019

Can I Quit By Myself?

Quitting substance abuse by myself? Have you ever asked yourself: Do I need to spend money on treatment? Do I really need to spend months away to get better? Can I quit by myself? You might be wondering if you can do it all yourself and quit cold turkey, without having to go to the “extreme” […]

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October 31, 2018

Is Relapsing a Total Failure?

Relapsing is Part of Recovery Relapsing can be defined as going back to drug or alcohol abuse after a period of time of abstaining. Going through the treatment process can give you the tools needed to tackle coping with difficult situations and emotions instead of turning to drugs and alcohol. However, relapse can happen. Relapse […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Drug Treatment, Sober Living and Aftercare
November 14, 2014

Risks of Teen Alcohol Use

Risks of Teen Alcohol Use Why do teens abuse alcohol? There are a lot of issues in play when coming up with an answer to that question. Now, new imaging studies have identified the neuronal networks involved in the development of alcohol dependence. Structural and neuronal changes, including their transmitter systems, have been noted due […]

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September 25, 2014

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Benzodiazepine Use

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Benzodiazepine Use A study by French and Canadian scientists has found evidence that people who take benzodiazepines have a significantly higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease currently affects about 36 million people worldwide and this number is expected to double every 20 years, reaching 115 million by 2015. The […]

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September 1, 2014

Internet Addiction in Adolescents

Internet Addiction in Adolescents Problematic Internet use, which has become a global social issue, can be broadly conceptualized as an inability to control one’s use of the Internet and which leads to negative consequences in daily life. Though not considered by experts to be classed as an addiction at this point, there is evidence to […]

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April 26, 2013

The Importance of Aftercare to Prevent Relapse

For any addiction treatment center worth their salt, preventing relapse is as much a priority in treating clients as is any other part of an addict’s recovery. Statistics about relapse are estimates at best, and different treatment protocols claim different percentages.  What is clear from almost every treatment program is that recovery rates are extremely […]

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