Is drug or alcohol addiction ruining your life? Many people want to seek help for a drug or alcohol addiction, but don’t know where to start or what to expect. The idea of rehab can seem scary if you’ve never attempted any kind of recovery in the past. There’s a good chance that you’re asking…

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It goes without saying that drug addiction continues to be a problem in America, as opioid overdose rates are higher than ever before, and prescription drugs like Xanax and Adderall still find themselves being used non-medically. You’d think that, given the overdose rates behind opiates and heroin, the dangers with using sedatives like Xanax, and the…

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Drug addiction has an unfortunately high likelihood of causing permanent damage to the body and mind – and far too often, it ends in death. The dangers of drug addiction can’t be understated, and they’re more relevant today than ever before, as an overdose without treatment goes on to be the leading cause of death in…

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Living the sober life is a challenge – but challenges are what shape people and, generally, help us become stronger and better individuals. When framing something as a challenge, it doesn’t become an impossible wall to climb, but a mountain to conquer. That’s exactly the kind of attitude that best describes a successful recovery –…

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There are many differences between IOP drug programs and residential treatment. When you need help for drug or alcohol addiction, IOP programs may also provide different benefits than what residential treatment offers. For many, these simple differences and benefits may mean entering treatment, versus not getting help at all. Do IOP Drug Programs Work Better…

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Four stages, five stages, six stages – there are countless ways to interpret the recovery process, the rehabilitation process, and every other aspect of dealing with addiction and its consequences. But when it comes solely to the post-rehab, there isn’t much of a guide on how to work through the issues presented by life after the…

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Whether you have been struggling with a drug or alcohol problem for a long time or it’s something relatively new for you, just the thought of starting rehab can be scary and overwhelming. While everyone’s journey is individualized, the basic premise is the same in most rehabilitation centers: First you must detox, then you will go through…

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At its core, the conversation around addiction prevention versus addiction intervention reflects a similar dichotomy in medical circles, namely: prevention vs. cure. Everyone knows the old adage: prevention is better than cure. But in the case of addiction, it’s not quite so clear-cut and simple. The thing about addiction is that you have to approach…

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