Addiction Treatment Blog

Tips on how to Enjoy the Holidays Without Alcohol and Drugs

The holidays provide an opportunity to celebrate life and practice gratitude, but this joyous time of year can also be dangerous for those who overindulge in drugs and alcohol abuse. For instance, there were 5,505 drug overdose deaths that occurred in December of...

Resources for Veterans with Substance Abuse Disorders

Men and women who served in the military tend to suffer higher rates of substance abuse and addiction compared with the general population. An estimated 11% of veterans presenting for first-time care within the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system have a substance...

Methamphetamine Abuse: What are the side effects

Methamphetamine, also referred to as meth, crystal, ice, and chalk, is a type of illicit drug with a white appearance and a bitter taste. It can be taken in various ways, including smoking, inhaling, snorting, or swallowing. Methamphetamine is technically a Schedule...

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment Options

Every day in the United States, an estimated 130 people die from an opioid overdose. Opioid use disorders can be safely and effectively treated at opiate drug rehab centers using medical detox and a range of behavioral therapies. Here’s what you need to know about...

MHN Insurance for Medical Detox and Drug Rehab

Managed Health Network (MHN) offers behavioral health benefits for its members who need help fighting substance use disorders and mental illness. If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction and have MHN insurance, your benefits may allow you to...

What are the Advantages of Medical Detox

Medical drug detox is the first stage of treatment for substance use disorders. Medical detox treats drug and alcohol dependence and safely manages the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Alone, medical detox does little to change long-term drug use, but when combined...

Fentanyl Addiction and Treatment Programs

Fentanyl is a highly potent opioid drug between 50 and 100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl addiction is extremely dangerous and can lead to death.  America's Rehab Campuses uses evidence-based treatments that can help you or a loved one successfully fight...

What Happens at Heroin Rehab?

Heroin is used by an estimated 494,000 people in the United States and was linked to over 15,000 overdose deaths in 2017. Heroin is a highly addictive illicit opioid that can be difficult to stop using without professional help. A heroin rehab center offers drug...

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

Medical detox is often 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...

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...

Buying Laboratory Equipment for Healthcare

Let’s face it, running a behavioral healthcare lab isn’t cheap. Staffing, utilities, rent…you name it, and there’s a large investment involved. Of all the typical laboratory overheads, though, the cost of equipment can be a particular burden. Indeed, many essential...

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...

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...

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