Yearly Archives: 2018


What are Outpatient Treatment Centers and How Do They Work?


Drug and alcohol treatment programs generally fall into one of two categories — inpatient or outpatient rehab. Although both are focused on the same end goal, they approach it in different ways. Inpatient programs are fully-immersive and require patients to move into a residential facility to receive treatment. Designed to treat serious addictions, inpatient rehab makes it easier for individuals to receive continual support and harder for them to relapse. Typical inpatient programs run anywhere from 28 days to six months, [...]

What are Outpatient Treatment Centers and How Do They Work?2020-04-23T12:02:53-07:00

Six Long-Term Effects of Binge Drinking


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six U.S. adults binge drinks at least four times every month. In this case, binge drinking is defined as a man who consumes five or more alcoholic beverages or a woman who consumes four or more drinks in two hours or less [1]. It is also the most common, costly, and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States. A person who binge drinks as infrequently as four [...]

Six Long-Term Effects of Binge Drinking2018-12-23T10:57:22-08:00

5 Common Signs of Alcohol Dependency


The assessment of whether or not you classify as someone who suffers from alcohol use disorder, also known as alcoholism, is a personal one. This can be a sensitive issue for both you and the people around you who are trying to encourage you to reach out for the help you are not sure you need. The line between an alcohol addiction and a temporary alcohol problem also is confusing. Either way, watching for these five common signs of increased alcohol [...]

5 Common Signs of Alcohol Dependency2018-12-19T10:56:28-08:00

What are Teen Detox Programs and How Do They Work?


Many families struggle with loved ones who are either using or are addicted to alcohol. This can be especially difficult when the loved one is an underage drinker. In these cases, concerned parents and other members often question the effectiveness of teen rehabilitation programs and their permanence. Luckily for those concerned, studies have shown that rehab is a turning point for teens with substance addictions. Rehab is a highly effective treatment method with varying degrees of involvement that can help teens [...]

What are Teen Detox Programs and How Do They Work?2020-04-23T12:20:52-07:00

How to Prevent Teen Drug Abuse


When teens experiment with drugs, they put their safety at risk. Various factors can contribute to why a teen might begin using or abusing drugs, including insecurity or a desire for social acceptance. Teenagers are easily influenced during this developmental stage in life and may agree to try drugs or alcohol if they believe it will make them liked. The developmental stage that they are in is also very impulsive, and they might not consider the consequences of their actions because [...]

How to Prevent Teen Drug Abuse2018-10-15T10:27:28-07:00

Tips for Staying Sober After Recovery


If you have recently stopped drinking or are recovering from an alcohol addiction, then you will want to do everything possible to remain sober and avoid a relapse. Although it may not be something that a newly sober person wants to think about, relapses are common for people new to recovery and should be planned for. Relapses begin long before you turn to pick up a drink or drug and are most likely to sneak up on people who are unable [...]

Tips for Staying Sober After Recovery2018-10-12T12:00:35-07:00

What Happens When You Quit Drinking


Whether it be for personal, medical, or external reasons, individuals quit drinking alcohol every day. They might feel like the negative consequences of drinking have outweighed the temporary euphoria. Some might be sensing an addiction developing and want to be proactive in preventing it. Others choose to quit because of the ripple effect that their addiction has had on those around them. If you are looking to quit drinking or have attempted to before, it is important to be aware of [...]

What Happens When You Quit Drinking2018-10-05T12:00:57-07:00

Ways to Prevent Substance Abuse


Drug addiction begins with a person’s increased use of drugs and is more likely to happen when started at a young age. In the case of adolescents, social influences such as peer pressure make it harder for teenagers to say no or quit. “Gateway” drugs like cannabis and alcohol may lead to harder drug use like cocaine, hallucinogens, and methamphetamines because of how normalized taking substances become to the user. While it might be impossible to prevent everyone from using drugs, [...]

Ways to Prevent Substance Abuse2020-04-23T12:02:08-07:00

How Drug Addiction Treatment Works


Struggling with addiction is never easy to face, especially if you have tried to overcome addictions in the past or if your addiction has worsened in recent years. Learning how drug addiction treatments work and researching the different options and local resources near you is the first step to overcoming an addiction and living a healthier and more fulfilling life. Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Inpatient rehabilitation centers and facilities are optimal locations for individuals who have serious or life-threatening substance addictions. Choosing [...]

How Drug Addiction Treatment Works2018-09-14T12:00:34-07:00

How Stimulant Use Can Result in Addiction


As the opioid crisis gains national attention, stimulant use and dependence has been rising as well. Documentaries like Take Your Pills are shedding light on the rising rates of stimulant use. Methamphetamines are among one of the fastest-growing markets for prescription usage. Like opiate pain medication, amphetamine and its derivatives have FDA-approved medical uses that put these powerful stimulants in the hands of adults, teens and even young children despite their potentially addictive nature. Commonly prescribed for ADHD, weight loss, and [...]

How Stimulant Use Can Result in Addiction2018-08-10T12:00:17-07:00