Addiction Treatment Blog

How Can Meditation Aid Your Recovery Process?

Addiction is not an easy disease to fight. Along with posing a significant risk to an addict’s life, it also takes a toll on them emotionally, socially and financially. It can cost them their job and eventually lose their family due to their ‘irresponsible’ behavior....

Are We Really Getting a Handle on Heroin?

Wander through the shadows of any urban community or rural setting and locating someone with a heroin problem isn’t that hard to find. In fact, America’s mainstream population is afflicted by the disease of opioid addiction and it isn’t just affecting the people who...

Heroin Abuse & Addiction Signs, Side Effects, & Withdrawal Symptoms

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that 948 000 Americans used heroin in the year preceding 2016, and this is only the use that was reported. Young adults are particularly susceptible to this trend and usage appears to be on the rise in that age...

Drug Detox – Diagnosing the Symptoms and Finding Help

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that as of 2013 9.4 % of US adults had engaged in the use of an illegal drug in the previous month. The physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms that addicts experience when they stop using the substance in...

7 Signs Someone is on Heroin

As of 2016, 948,000 people in the US reported using heroin in the past year, and many of these were young adults aged 18-25, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Perhaps even more frightening is that the number of first-time users doubled between 2006...

How To Find Affordable Drug Rehab In Tucson, AZ

Drugs can be illegal to process or legally prescribed, but still cause serious damage to addicts without the intervention of trained professionals. This is why rehabs in Tucson, AZ are important, because they recognize how a wide variety of illicit drugs can affect...

Opiate Withdrawal Timeline and Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Withdrawal is perhaps the toughest part of addiction recovery, especially when it comes to opiates. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, approximately nine percent of people in America are addicted to opiates. Recovering from this addiction can be...

7 Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse maintains that some 20% of US teens and adults have used prescription drugs for reasons not intended for their original purpose at some point in their lives, and prescription drug use is on the rise. Why is prescription drug abuse...

A Day in the Life of an Addict in Recovery

There’s a common question that runs through the mind of anyone considering entering a drug or alcohol treatment program: “What’s it like?” The same question, no doubt, is contemplated in people searching for rehabs for loved ones. While the duration of treatment may...

The Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab

When it comes to addiction recovery, rehabs usually divide patients into two main groups “inpatients and outpatients”. Inpatients are those that will be treated while they stay inside a center, whereas outpatients will not be required to stay in the center during...

How To Find The Right Alcohol Treatment Center For You

Fighting alcohol addiction is an extremely difficult thing, which is what makes alcohol treatment centers so important in the life of a patient. There are all kinds of things that must be kept in mind while narrowing down the right choice of center, from the potential...

Why Teens Are at Higher Risk for Drug Abuse During Summer

Boredom. It’s one of the most dreaded words ever to run across the lips of anyone using it to describe a current mindset. To be bored or having no passion, excitement, care or interest in the moment is a debilitating existence. Boredom can ruin a relationship. It will...

Food as Medicine During Alcohol Rehab and Recovery

Treatment of alcohol addiction often focuses on the medical aspects of recovery – minimizing symptoms of withdrawal and providing tools to cope with cravings and temptation after the patient returns to “the real world.” However, a holistic approach to treatment is...

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