Three Ways To Commit To Staying Sober After Rehab

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You’ve just completed a rehab program for a problematic relationship with drugs or alcohol. Congratulations, right? Absolutely! It might feel like you’ve reached the end, but in many ways, this moment is, in fact, the true beginning: the beginning of a sober life, which will in many ways be wonderfully like the old life but also can be looming and … Read More

Outpatient Alcohol Rehab: What To Expect During Treatment

what to expect at outpatient alcohol rehab

When it comes to getting treatment for alcohol addiction or abuse, there’s no right way to go about it. Every individual (and addiction) is different, and the right treatment plan varies from person to person. In some cases, attending an inpatient treatment program is the most beneficial option, as it removes you from your toxic environment and provides around-the-clock support … Read More

What Foods To Eat During a Drug or Alcohol Detox

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Cleansing our bodies seems to be all the rage lately. From diet cleanses to juice cleanses people are learning how important it is to clear harmful, everyday toxins from our bodies.  Pollutants land inside our systems from the food we eat, what we drink, and the environments we live in. For someone who has been heavily drinking or using drugs, … Read More

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Urine?

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Urine?

While some drugs can show up in a person’s urine for days or weeks, alcohol has a much shorter detection window. A urine screening can typically detect ethanol — the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages — for up to 12 hours. There are other types of urine tests that can identify traces of alcohol byproducts for up to … Read More

It’s A Disease, But Is There A Cure For Addiction?

Is There A Cure For Addiction?

Throughout history, society has celebrated the eradication of harmful disease. From the creation of the smallpox vaccine in 1793 to the polio vaccine in 1953, we love to know that we can overcome and stop the disease in its tracks. It should come as no surprise then that one of the most questions we often get asked the most is, … Read More

Knocking on Death’s Door: Combining Ativan and Alcohol

What Happens When You Mix Ativan and Alcohol?

If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing night filled with instant blackouts, emergency trips to the hospital, and near-death experiences, this combination will definitely do it for you. It’s a mixture that can bring your heart to a screeching halt and leave you suffering from crippling disabilities for the rest of your life. This potent concoction consists of the … Read More

Should You Detox At Home Or At A Medical Detox Center?

When is a Medical Detox Center the Best Choice

  Anyone who has been using or abusing alcohol and/or drugs for an extended period of time is going to face detoxing at some point if they want to get clean and sober. Once the body becomes dependent on a substance, going through a detox to get off the substance is the first step towards recovery. There are several different … Read More