Prescription Drug Abuse

Getting Help for Prescription Drug Abuse

In recent years, prescription medications have become the leading cause of overdose deaths in the United States. Many people don’t realize how bad the prescription drug problem currently is because the heroin epidemic is also huge. When people think about drug abuse, they think of drugs like heroin, cocaine, and meth. The reality is that…

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…

a person talking to their doctor about benefits of medical detox

Reasons to Attend Medical Detox

A person who is fighting drug or alcohol addiction needs a lot of support and encouragement. The first step is to get into a detox center to rid the body of drugs or alcohol dependence. Detox can be somewhat uncomfortable, but one of the benefits of medical detox is that it makes the process easier.…

a woman feeling the effects of detox at home

Dangers of Detox at Home

Millions of people in the United States struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. From opioids to cocaine to alcohol and everything in between, substance abuse is a real problem that many people face. It can wreck and ruin a life if you don’t find the help needed to get off the substance. In addition, substance…

a couple trying to figure out how to overcoming codependency

Overcoming Codependency During Recovery

When you find yourself in a relationship that is all one-sided, you may wonder how you can begin overcoming codependency. Codependency is a widespread problem that plagues many relationships. Codependent people often discover they have deeper issues that require help from professionals. It’s not easy overcoming codependency, but through an evidence-based family therapy program, you…

a doctor explaining the benefits of medical detox to a patient

Benefits of Medical Detox

When deciding to quit taking a substance, whether it’s drugs or alcohol, detox is part of the process. Detox means that you’re going through the withdrawal phase, which many people fear. It’s normal to worry about going through detox and withdrawal when you don’t know what to expect. You may wonder if seeking medical detox…

a doctor teaching her patient about talk therapy

How Talk Therapy Impacts Recovery

Human beings have misused drugs for thousands of years. Past civilizations have had cures and interventions for alcoholism and drug abuse, although some weren’t effective. In the 1990s, addiction therapy shifted towards evidence-based treatments. People who are suffering from drug or substance addictions need more than just detoxification and medical interventions. Therapy, specifically talk therapy,…

a group therapy session at an alcohol detox program

Alcohol Detox Program

The disease of alcoholism affects many more people than those who acknowledge that they have a problem. One of the reasons so many people suffer from untreated alcoholism is because it’s a legal substance and people use this fact to justify their excessive drinking. Some young people may believe that they’re just partying or that…

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What Is Molly?

MDMA is a chemical that first made its appearance over a hundred years ago. It was originally used as a possible appetite suppressant. It did not gain wide popularity, however, until it entered the club scene in the late 1980s. At that time, it was called Ecstasy. Club goers would often take the drug to…