Addiction Treatment in a Crisis

If you or someone you love struggles with addiction, the concept of crisis, whether personal or professional, is likely all too familiar. There is an unfortunate yet common relationship between those who abuse drugs or alcohol and those who have emergencies in their lives. These emergencies can take on a variety of forms ranging from…

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What is Luxury Rehab?

Across the United States, there are thousands of rehab centers. Each of these offers competent, professional, and caring help for those who want and need to recover from substance use disorders. While researching options, you will likely come across listings advertised as “luxury rehab.” What does that mean? How is luxury rehab different from “normal”…

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What Is The History of Addiction and Substance Abuse

The use of substances such as alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and other opioids has roots as far back as the Bible. The use of various substances is well documented in medical texts written by ancient Syrians and the Chinese. Addiction has a long history both here in the United States and throughout the civilized world. Look…

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Dealing With Isolation During Recovery

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was believed social distancing and stay at home orders would be a short-lived thing. Sadly, this appears to be an inaccurate assumption. Initially, most states initiated stay at home orders, which were slated to last through the first weeks of April. As time passed and the medical community…

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Long Term Effects of Addiction

It should not come as a surprise that each and every day, people die from the effects of chronic addiction to a drug or to alcohol. Regardless of whether the addiction relates to alcohol or drugs, addiction to substances kills thousands of Americans (of all ages) each year and touches millions of lives in some…

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Understanding an Addict: The 4 Key Warning Signs

For many, understanding an addict is often easier said than done. Their behavior is often unpredictable and destructive. They seem to care only about using. For someone on the outside, this disregard for the rest of life can be frustrating, even infuriating. It’s not surprising, then, that many people lose patience with addicts. In your…

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Intervening with an Intervention

Watching your loved one struggle with addiction is heartbreaking. Addicts that are in the throes of addiction often do not realize or refuse to acknowledge their substance abuse. They do not fully comprehend what they are doing to themselves because extensive drug use has literally changed their brain chemistry. So, what do you do when…

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Preparing for an NA Meeting

Narcotics Anonymous, regularly referred to as NA, is an organization that caters to men and women that are struggling with addiction to drugs other than alcohol. It is rather similar to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), but it welcomes all those struggling with any type of substance addiction, including alcohol. NA meetings For anyone preparing themselves to…