How Can Acupuncture Help With Overcoming Alcoholism?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a common medical problem affecting over 250 million people worldwide. Acupuncture has risen as a popular alternative therapy and effective treatment for AUD. Studies suggest acupuncture can effectively reduce alcohol intake, reduce...

Which Drug Addictions Don’t Require Medical Detox?

What is Medical Detox? Medical detox, also referred to as medically assisted detox, is the use of medication in a controlled and monitored environment to flush drugs from the body. It is also particularly useful in managing short-term drug withdrawal symptoms, which...

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Understanding Symptoms of Withdrawal

Have you ever spent days or weeks away from someone you typically see every day? Possibly a sibling, parent, or spouse. Did you start to miss them, wish you had them with you, and imagine the things about that person that bring you comfort? At first, the feelings seem...

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Reading Guide for ‘We Agnostics’

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,...

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How Xanax Addiction Treatment Works

How Xanax Addiction Treatment Works

With more and more benzodiazepine prescriptions being written, more and more Americans are seeking Xanax addiction treatment. Non-adherence to a schedule or non-compliance to dosage can quickly lead to drug abuse. Xanax is, after all, a very potent and strong...

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Co-Occurring Disorders: When Eating Disorders Meet Substance Abuse

Co-Occurring Disorders: When Eating Disorders Meet Substance Abuse

Eating disorders and substance use disorders often come hand in hand. Studies show that anywhere from 8% to 41% of drug abusers struggle with bulimia nervosa (BN). Another 2% to 10% of drug addicts struggle with anorexia nervosa (AN).  Eating disorders are...

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3 Types of Behavioral Therapies Offered at a Rehab for Alcoholism

3 Types of Behavioral Therapies Offered at a Rehab for Alcoholism

Rehab for alcoholism offers a wide variety of treatment options. There are plenty of components involved. Patients learn how to break both their physical and psychological dependence on alcohol. They go through different types of treatment options to achieve...

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How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

What Is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s derived from opium or the poppy plant. First synthesized in the 1960s, fentanyl and its analogues are some of the strongest opioids available today. These prescription drugs treat moderate to severe pain, like...

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Heroin Withdrawal Timeline: How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline: How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System

If you’re addicted to heroin or abusing it, you’ve probably wondered how long does heroin stay in your system for. Heroin is one of the most commonly abused drugs in America. Over 948,000 Americans abused this illicit drug in 2016. Studies show that these numbers are...

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What to Look for in a Drug Treatment Center

What to Look for in a Drug Treatment Center

The most important decision in the addiction recovery process is the one to seek treatment, but it’s not the only decision that matters. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that no single treatment option is the right choice for all who need help, and it’s...

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What To Look For in Your Florida Detox Center

What To Look For in Your Florida Detox Center

You might be asking yourself, why Florida?  The answer is more simple than you think. It’s a beautiful place. It’s remote, the weather is nice and there are many things to do. It can be hard to distinguish the qualities between detox centers in Florida and figure out...

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Get Help From Alcohol Detox Counselors In Treatment

Get Help From Alcohol Detox Counselors In Treatment

Alcohol Detox Counselors Help With Quitting Drugs And Alcohol Fighting the deadly disease of alcoholism and drug addiction can be an uphill battle. Sometimes it takes several visits to treatment centers, alcohol rehabs, hospitals, and other treatment options to fully...

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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Drug Treatment Center

Top 5 Things to Look for in a Drug Treatment Center

Professional help from a drug treatment center can speed things along during recovery. The medications used in medication-assisted treatment manage withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings. Most treatment programs also help substance abusers identify triggers and build...

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Addicted To Opiates-Why It Also Causes Depression

Addicted To Opiates-Why It Also Causes Depression

Opiates are prescribed legally in the United States by doctors and physicians–and because of their highly addictive properties and potential for abuse–have quickly led to a drug epidemic of catastrophic proportions. Not only are opiates harmful to individual mental...

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