trauma and addiction

Addressing Trauma and Addiction

Too often, people who have experienced trauma will eventually also become addicted to substances. Consequently, treatment programs must be aware of the connection between trauma and addiction to meet the needs of those who have both. Most recovery programs do have staff on hand who know the strong link between these. However, to reach the…

residential treatment

Five Benefits of Residential Treatment

Choosing a residential treatment for drug addiction may increase your chances of success. In fact, during the early stages of recovery, you may require the additional oversight and help offered by treatment in a residential facility. These programs provide numerous benefits to make them a better option than only using outpatient care. Reach out to…

support groups

Finding Support Groups After Rehab

If you have gone through rehab or want to start recovery, you should think about finding support groups after your treatment. These are groups of other recovery alumni who can help you not feel alone in your daily struggles after addiction recovery. Living a sober lifestyle is difficult, but getting help from your peers can…

xanax addiction

Signs of a Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a brand of alprazolam. Even though doctors prescribe this drug to treat anxiety disorders, it can be addictive like other drugs in the benzodiazepine class. Therefore, recognizing signs of Xanax addiction can reduce the time before you or a loved one begins treatment. Early intervention in addictions can reduce the time required for…

fentanyl abuse

Signs of Fentanyl Abuse

Opioids like fentanyl can cause severe damage due to the way they impact the brain. Since this drug is a legally prescribed medication, some people may abuse it through legal use. However, many illegally use it, too. Fentanyl abuse will produce many changes in appearance, behavior, and mood. When you can identify these symptoms of…

depression and alcoholism

How Depression Can Impact Alcoholism

Mental health problems like depression can occur at the same time as alcohol abuse. In fact, the two have such a strong connection in some people that getting treatment for one requires simultaneous treatment for the other. Getting concurrent care for depression and alcoholism could improve your outcome from the treatment for both. Reach out…

quit drinking

How to Quit Drinking Safely

How many mornings–possibly afternoons–have you woken up wondering what happened the night before? Have you asked, “Did I embarrass myself again?” or “How did I wind up here?” If you’re like other people with a drinking problem, you’ve probably tried to quit drinking in the past. Maybe that worked for two weeks or even two…

alcohol dependence

How to Address with Alcohol Dependence

One of the worst parts about developing alcoholism is the alcohol dependence that grabs you and won’t let go. If you’re like most of the people who develop alcoholism, continuing to drink has turned into the way you live to try to stay well. If you stop drinking, your body reacts in abnormal ways that…

detox symptoms

Recognizing Detox Symptoms

If you have reached the point where you want to remove yourself from the cycle of addiction, there are certain steps you must take. The first is to confirm your desire to quit abusing substances. After that, it’s critical for you to seek help. Immediately after you stop taking your substance of choice, it’s important…