Does Drug and Alcohol Rehab Work

Does Drug and Alcohol Rehab Work?

Addiction thrives on fear. By the time a substance user enters recovery, they find themselves suffering fear of a most paradoxical nature. They shudder at the thought of even one more day allowing drugs and alcohol to run their lives into ruin. At the same time, they also fear their ability to live without the…

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Finding Drug Rehab Center Success Rates

Drug Rehab Center Success Rates: Why Can’t We Find Them?

No matter how many good reviews a treatment center receives or how passionately they promise to ensure quality care, some people understandably find it hard to trust anything other than hard data. Unfortunately, such people will find it nearly impossible to find accurate drug rehab center success rates. When searching for a quality inpatient drug…

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Answers to Important Drug and Alcohol Recovery Questions

Answers to Important Drug and Alcohol Recovery Questions

Recovery from a deeply rooted problem such as drug and alcohol addiction does not occur overnight. It requires time, structure, and the support of those who understand the process. Those seeking to recover from addiction will undoubtedly want to know more about this process before they begin. While newcomers to the treatment process may have…

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Why Alcohol and Drug Rehab Statistics Should Concern Us

Why Drug and Alcohol Rehab Statistics Should Concern Us

Headlines and nightly newscasts remind us on a continuing basis that drugs and alcohol affect countless lives across America. Substance use disorders unravel the lives of users and their families every day. Services exist to treat those in need, but they cannot be forced on anyone except in extreme cases. Even then, compulsory treatment services…

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Can Psychedelic Drugs Lead to Mental Disorders?

What is the relationship between psychedelic drugs and mental health disorders? Over 30 million Americans abuse psychedelic drugs, like LSD, psilocybin and DMT. The majority of these users are abusing the drugs to trigger a psychedelic experience or hallucination. But, can this type of drug use lead to mental disorders and illnesses? Do these drugs…

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Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

We recently broke down the AA Preamble into separate parts, noting that it was important to understand the text which begins every AA meeting. But the Preamble doesn’t technically begin every meeting. Both AA and NA meetings generally start with the Serenity Prayer. Much like the Preamble, some just say the Serenity Prayer without really…

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Reading Guide for ‘We Agnostics’

The target audience for “We Agnostics” is relatively easy to define. (aga7ta/Shutterstock) Groups such as AA and NA have many detractors, people who believe that they are religious organizations or even cults. This misconception extends to 12-based treatment centers, who are accused of brainwashing their patients rather than treating a disease. Those who make such…

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Xanax Treatment: Inpatient, Outpatient & PHP Rehabs

What Is Xanax? Xanax is a prescription brand-name version of the benzodiazepine alprazolam. Xanax is prescribed to treat symptoms of anxiety and panic disorders, and sometimes it may be used for other purposes, such as the short-term treatment of insomnia. Benzodiazepines like Xanax work primarily by affecting a naturally-occurring neurotransmitter in the brain called GABA.…

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Embracing the Ninth Tradition

As we move through our series on the Twelve Traditions, it becomes more difficult to apply them to our own lives. Some of the later traditions don’t apply to our personal lives as well as others. This stands to reason, as the Twelve Traditions primarily dictate how AA/NA groups are to be run. But Tradition…

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Xanax Addiction: Recreational Use, Abuse, Symptoms & Statistics

What is Xanax? Xanax is a prescription, brand-name drug used primarily for the short-term treatment of acute symptoms and anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax is classified as a benzodiazepine. Xanax is not an opioid. Opioids are central nervous system depressant, and Xanax is as well, but the two drugs affect brain receptor sites and neurotransmitters…

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