Addiction Treatment Blog

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...

Prescription Drug Abuse: Symptoms, Statistics, and Getting Help

One of the biggest drug abuse problems the United States is currently facing is prescription drug abuse. Unfortunately, many of the people who develop a prescription drug addiction start out with a legitimate prescription from their doctor. As they continue taking the...

25 Shocking Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics

More than 72,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2017, which is double the amount of overdose deaths that took place a decade ago. The number of drug overdose deaths caused by fentanyl increased nearly 6-fold from 2014 to...

Recent Celebrity Deaths from Overdoses

Celebrities are just as susceptible to drug addiction and overdose as anyone else. Additionally, celebrities abuse drugs and alcohol for many of the same reasons as others, such as to cope with stress, relieve physical pain, and to mask symptoms of mental health...

The Most Damaging Drugs For Your Brain

Addiction itself is defined as a chronic relapsing brain disease, but certain drugs and substances have stronger effects on the brain than others. Some drugs alter brain chemistry in a way that increases the risk for depression and mood disorders, while others are...

Life and Recovery Coaching

There is no one person who exists in the world that does not require support every now and then. Whether you are dealing with big or small problems, having a solid support system can help ease the burden and provide you with the emotional and practical support you...

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