medical detoxification

A Look at Medical Detoxification for Alcohol and Drugs

Medical detoxification plays a massive role in the addiction industry, which rakes in about $35 billion a year. The detox process removes harmful toxins from the body to curb cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms. It is usually the first process that a patient undergoes when seeking drug addiction treatment programs at addiction treatment facilities. This…

Vivitrol

A Comparison of Vivitrol with Suboxone and Methadone

Vivitrol is an opioid antagonist used in Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) to treat opioids, which are some of the most addictive drugs. The generic name for Vivitrol is naltrexone. The Food and Drug Administrations has approved Vivitrol injections for treating alcohol and opioid dependence. Addiction treatment alone only has a one-year sobriety success rate between…

Vivitrol medication guide

Vivitrol and Its Role in Treating Addiction

Vivitrol is an opioid antagonist used in treatments for opioid and alcohol addiction. The generic name of this drug is naltrexone. It is an opioid antagonist often used at drug addiction treatment facilities, while patients partake in counseling and therapies. This drug is used in Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) and is approved by the Food and…

drug interventions

How to Stage an Intervention for Your Son/Daughter

There’s a drug epidemic running rampant through America, and many Americans learning how to stage an intervention, so they can fight addiction within their household. Approximately 10% of Americans struggle with a substance abuse disorder Addiction may have a significant impact on the people close to you. In particular, many young adults and teens find…

recovery program

Aftercare Programs To Help Your Loved Ones: A Parent’s Guide

Alcoholism and drug addiction doesn’t just impact the sufferer; it affects the whole family. Whether your child, spouse, or employee is suffering with alcohol and drug addiction, chances are you’ve suffered right along with them, feeling powerless over providing a real course of action to help those you care about. Everyone suffering from substance abuse…

How support groups like the 12 step program can help treat drug and alcohol addictions

The 12 Step Program and How It Can Help a Loved One Through Addiction

The 12 Step program originated from Alcoholics Anonymous although it has also been used in Narcotics Anonymous. It’s also popular in support groups, like Marijuana Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and Crystal Meth Anonymous. The program involves combining faith and therapy with addiction treatment. Its roots date back to the 1930s in Akron, Ohio. The success rate…

Reading Guide for “A Vision for You”

Recovering addicts and alcoholics can learn a lot from reading Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as the Big Book. Chock full of stories related to recovery, this book offers lessons to which addicts and alcoholics from all walks of life can relate. But while the stories in the back of the book may be fascinating, addicts…

Understanding and Practicing Step Twelve

We now reach the final article in our series on the Twelve Steps. This is the point at which we should experience our spiritual awakening, assuming that we haven’t already. By the time we reach Step Twelve, our spiritual principles will rise to new levels. In most cases, we found ourselves to be happier and…

Overcoming Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms

Percocet users suffer numerous side effects, but some of the worst occur once they stop using and enter withdrawal. Before we can facilitate long-term recovery, we often must help them overcome intense physical pain and discomfort. Rarely will users overcome Percocet withdrawal symptoms on their own, as the severity of the symptoms create the urge…

Addiction in the Military

Discussions of addiction in the military often bring to mind the Vietnam War. Many soldiers developed crippling addictions during this conflict, which resulted in thousands of casualties. Hundreds of thousands, according to some estimates. Drugs such as heroin and marijuana enabled our troops to numb themselves from the horrors of war, a need which was…