Addiction Treatment Blog

How to Get Someone Help with 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...

7 Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol use disorder affects roughly 18 million adults in the U.S. Alcohol abuse is not the same as alcohol dependence or addiction, but can still cause serious problems with your career, education, health, and overall livelihood. Knowing how to spot signs of alcohol...

Does Medicaid Cover Medical Detox and Drug Rehab in Arizona?

Substance abuse disorders and addiction affect nearly 12% of people with Medicaid over the age of 18. But for those who live in Arizona and have Medicaid, addiction treatment can be difficult to find since only a few drug rehabs that  can accept medicaid for medical...

Should I Travel for Rehab?

Now that you or your loved one has decided to begin addiction treatment, your next step is choosing a drug rehab center. While there may be plenty of local rehab centers near your home, you don’t necessarily need to stay in your area while recovering from addiction....

Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Secret 10-Year Opioid Addiction

Jamie Lee Curtis recently revealed to People magazine that she struggled with opioid addiction for 10 years during most of the 1990's. The 59-year-old actress best known for starring in the movies Halloween, True Lies, and A Fish Called Wanda said absolutely nobody...

Common Holiday Triggers to Avoid Relapses

Holidays are meant to be joyous, happy occasions that bring friends and family together. But for some, holidays can pose a risk for substance abuse and relapse due to reasons such as stress, loneliness, and increased access to drugs and alcohol. If you or a loved one...

Top 7 Signs My Wife or Husband Might Be an Alcoholic

Everyone likes a drink now and then, but when excessive drinking becomes a habit, it’s known as an alcohol use disorder (AUD). An AUD poses serious risks to the health and safety of the individual in question and requires treatment at both an alcohol detox center and...

FDA May Soon Approve New Opioid 10 Times Stronger than Fentanyl

Opioids have contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths within the last decade, yet drug manufacturers are continuing to release new opioids for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. The FDA is currently in the process of approving a new painkiller called...

Top 7 Signs My Loved One Is Abusing Xanax or Other Benzodiazepines

Experts estimate that as many as 18 percent of Americans have misused medications such as benzodiazepines at some point in their lives. You may have suspected for some time that your loved one is abusing Xanax or other benzodiazepines, but how can you know for sure?...

Dana Point Rehab Campus Launches New Website and Services

ORANGE COUNTY, CA. - October 15, 2018 - Dana Point Rehab Campus, part of the America’s Rehab Campuses network, announces the launch of their brand new website along with two new rehabilitation services. The services and website are both introduced with the goal of...

Top 7 Signs My Son or Daughter Is Using Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful illicit stimulant that carries a high risk of abuse, dependence, and addiction. Knowing common signs of cocaine use can help you determine whether your son or daughter needs help fighting and overcoming addiction. Connecting your child with drug...

What Are Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Heroin on the Brain?

Heroin interacts with the brain in ways that trigger intense euphoria and pleasure. However, heroin also has many negative short- and long-term effects on brain function and can lead to addictions severe enough to put users at risk for a deadly drug overdose. Knowing...

What Drugs Require a Detox?

Drug detox is the first stage of addiction treatment and is used to help you safely withdraw from drugs and alcohol with a reduced risk for complications. Withdrawing from certain drugs on your own without a professional detox can lead to serious complications, such...

Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

If you drink enough alcohol to wonder whether you might have a drinking problem, it’s likely your drinking habits have started spiraling out of control. Knowing common signs of alcohol addiction can alert you to whether it’s time to get help so you can start...

Veterans and Drug Abuse Statistics

Substance use disorders affect more than two in every 10 United States military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Many veterans with PTSD may have experienced or been exposed to terrible, life-threatening situations in combat that...

How Do I Know If I Need Detox?

Medical drug or alcohol detox is the first step in recovering from a substance use disorder. However, it can often be hard to know if you really need alcohol or drug detox. Generally, most people who are dependent on or addicted to drugs and alcohol can benefit from...

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