Common Symptoms of Detox: Psychological and Physical

Common Symptoms of Detox: Psychological and Physical

When you decide to seek help to overcome drug or alcohol addiction, the first step for most addiction treatment programs is detox or detoxification. The detox process can be challenging and complex and there are many common symptoms of detox; however, it is a vital step toward putting drug or alcohol addiction in the past.…

prescription drug abuse

Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

When the conversation turns to prescription drug abuse, many people first think of prescription pain killers or opioid drugs. The effects of the opioid epidemic continue to reach across the nation, responsible for the loss of thousands of lives annually. However, opioid drugs are not the only prescription drugs with elevated rates of abuse. Data…

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Signs of Alcohol Addiction

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that over seventeen million American adults have alcohol use disorders of varying severity. In addition, nearly one million American youths between the ages of twelve and seventeen have alcohol use disorders. It is essential to remember that alcoholism is not a problem created overnight. It emerges…

Controlled Substances-How In Control Are You?

Medical and mental health providers across the nation prescribe controlled substances every day. In addition to drugs used in medical settings, controlled substances are also illegal or illicit substances. Although many people understand certain drugs are likely to be classified as controlled substances (such as narcotic pain medications), many do not realize now many commonly…

Live Your Best Life-Sober Living

Over the last decade, approaches to addiction treatment have changed. Today, more people seek help from external support systems beyond therapists, counselors, and traditional support groups. Although all of these professionals and services remain vital components of an addiction recovery team, many find they want or need additional support beyond that found as part of…

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What to Expect at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Center

Seeking help to overcome drug or alcohol addiction at an inpatient rehabilitation center allows for more significant opportunities for positive treatment outcomes. At an inpatient rehab like The Hills in Los Angeles, CA, you have access to 24-hour care, support, and guidance as you progress through all stages of your sobriety journey. The levels of…

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The Psychology Behind Dependence

When people talk about struggles with drugs and alcohol, the terms dependence and addiction are often used in the same breath. While the concepts are difficult to separate from one another, there is a subtle yet critical difference between dependence and addiction. However, both can and often lead to physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges directly…

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Stages of Withdrawal

Year after year, millions of people struggle with the life-changing effects of drug and alcohol addiction. Recent data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health suggest as many as 22 million Americans have a substance use disorder. Addiction is not a disease…