Addiction Treatment Blog

Why Choose a Medical Detox for Withdrawal from Drugs and Alcohol?

Medical detox is always the first stage of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Just like any other drug rehab program, medical detox treatments are often personalized for each patient based on factors such as age, medical history, and the substances the person was...

Anxiety and Substance Abuse

Anxiety and substance use disorders are among the most frequent mental health problems in the U.S. The journal Psychiatric Times reports that nearly 29% of people will experience an anxiety disorder at least once in their lifetime, while the lifetime rate for...

What is Vicodin

Vicodin is one of the most common drugs involved in prescription opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. Knowing what Vicodin is and how this drug works can help you and your loved ones stay safe and avoid a drug overdose. Those who want to stop using Vicodin but can’t due...

Drug Rehab Programs for Veterans

An estimated 11% of veterans are diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Veterans tend to suffer high rates of substance abuse and mental illness due to factors such as exposure to violence, war, and combat. Drug rehab treatment is available for veterans who need...

What Are the Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

Shakes and tremors are some of the most common alcohol withdrawal symptoms. People who become physically dependent on alcohol will adapt to the presence of this drug in their systems and require it for everyday functioning. Abrupt discontinuation of alcohol can upset...

A Look at the Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

Ceasing alcohol use after struggling with dependence and addiction can often help reverse or improve many health problems related to substance abuse. However, new scientific evidence reveals that brain damage may progress even after people become sober in their...

New Experimental Drug Found Effective at Reducing Opioid Withdrawal

An experimental drug that was initially created to treat symptoms of depression could be more useful at treating opioid withdrawal symptoms. Pharmaceutical company Allergan announced that a drug called Rapastinel showed less than satisfactory results when used to...

What Happens to Your Body During Drug Withdrawal?

Drug withdrawal is a term that describes a set of symptoms your body experiences after you suddenly stop or reduce chronic use of drugs and alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms vary in type and severity level based on the substance being used, and on the lifespan of drug use....

The Effects of Using Cocaine While Pregnant

Cocaine is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs among women of childbearing age in the U.S., where there are more than 750,000 cocaine-exposed pregnancies every year. Cocaine use during pregnancy can lead to a range of life-threatening health problems for both...

Disturbing Ways Meth Can Affect Your Physical Appearance

Are you a user of methamphetamine? If so, you know all about the short-term side effects this drug can have on you. However, did you know that prolonged methamphetamine use can lead to drastic changes in your physical appearance? Here are just some of the ways meth...

How Does Alcohol Cause Depression?

One of the symptoms of alcohol consumption is depression. Even if you’re a casual or social drinker, you may have experienced a slump in your spirits after your first beer. The effect is even more prevalent in those that suffer from an alcohol use disorder. But how...

Maternal Opioid Abuse Linked to External Intestine Growth in Babies

Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy has long been known to cause a range of birth defects and complications such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, preterm delivery, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Now, the findings of a new study are suggesting that opioid...

TRICARE Insurance for Medical Detox and Inpatient Rehab Services

America’s Rehab Campuses is now an in-network provider for TRICARE Insurance for inpatient medical detox and residential rehab services.  Intensive Outpatient services are also available. About TRICARE for Drug Rehab TRICARE is a health insurance program that provides...

Risks of Using Painkillers During Pregnancy

Some women use painkillers during pregnancy to treat health conditions such as back pain. But using painkillers while pregnant can cause problems for both the mother and her baby — especially when these addictive medications are misused. If you become pregnant while...

Heroin and Pregnancy: What to Do If You’re Addicted

Because heroin is one of the most widely abused drugs in the country, many women find themselves addicted to heroin after they become pregnant. While being addicted to heroin at any point is never a good thing, it’s especially unfortunate when the life of an unborn...

Street Names for Drugs

Have you recently overheard a friend or family member talking about a substance or pill, but they referenced it by a "street name?"  Over the years, users of these drugs have come up with code names to try and throw off others who might suspect they’re abusing.  Use...

Paying for Rehab: With and Without Insurance

The cost of addiction treatment is a common barrier that prevents many individuals from seeking professional help for their drug use disorders. Fortunately, many drug rehab centers offer a number of payment and financing options so these individuals can receive...

Alcohol During Pregnacy: How Does Alcohol Affect Unborn Babies?

When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, so does her unborn baby. Alcohol in the mother’s bloodstream passes directly through the umbilical cord to interfere with the development of her baby’s body, brain, and organs. Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy also face a...

How to Help Someone with Drug Addiction

Watching someone you love spiral out of control with addiction is not pleasant. At first, they might be able to keep it together, but eventually, you’ll notice their personal and professional lives deteriorate until they are the withered shell of the person you once...

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