5 Ways to Increase Your Ability to Avoid Relapse in Recovery

The end of rehab is a time to celebrate: you’ve made it through the first few weeks of recovery, and you’re not only still standing, you’re empowered to create a new life without drugs or alcohol. You know that you need to continuing working with a therapist and that if you’re receiving treatment for co-occurring mental health issues, you should … Read More

10 Prep Tips for Welcoming an Addicted Family Member Home

Addiction treatment is a time of healing, not just for the addicted person but for the people at home as well. Taking time to fix some of the damage done is part of the focus for most family members, as is reconnecting with friends and personal interests. The respite from dealing with an addicted loved one’s addiction on a daily … Read More

What to Expect From Drug Rehab

There are a number of different choices in drug rehabilitation programs. Some are short-term, some are long-term. Some offer inpatient treatment services while others provide outpatient therapy sessions only. Still others provide medical care and/or treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders while others focus solely on helping patients work through issues directly related to drug and alcohol abuse through therapy. … Read More

Binge Drinking: 10 Signs You Need Help

Though it may seem like the normal thing to do to head out to the bar after work and drink with friends or get drunk on the weekends, at the bar or at the game, the fact is that even these seemingly harmless social gatherings can add up to binge drinking, and binge drinking is risky. Defined as drinking more … Read More

Heroin Use Skyrocketing: Is It a Problem for Your Loved One?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a report that found that, in the past 11 years, the use of heroin in the United States has risen dramatically. In 2002, about 214,000 over the age of 12 were addicted to heroin; in 2013, that number had risen to 517,000. Additionally, more than 681,000 Americans used heroin … Read More

Top 10 Benefits of Choosing Drug Addiction Recovery

It’s clear that drugs and alcohol have been wrecking your life. Your relationship is over – the one that meant anything to you – and your family avoids you whenever possible. You lost your job a while ago or you’re about to any day, and you’ve had more than a few run-ins with the police recently. On top of all … Read More

The Marijuana Industry: Are Pets the New Marketing Demographic?

There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana in an increasing number of states across the country has launched a billion-dollar industry. The production of the plants, use of those plants to create THC-laden products, the sale of those products, and even a travel industry around connecting consumers in states where the drug is still illegal to the locations … Read More