cocaine addiction

Risk Factors for Cocaine Addiction

More Americans have a cocaine addiction than you’d think. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 1.5 million Americans struggled with cocaine abuse in 2014. Of these people, 913,000 Americans met the criteria for cocaine dependence. They develop intense cravings whenever they come down from the drug, and exhibit signs…

signs of heroin withdrawal

3 Signs of Heroin Withdrawal and How to Manage Them

It’s difficult to break free from a heroin addiction when faced with signs of heroin withdrawal. The symptoms of heroin withdrawal are so intense that they drive compulsive heroin use. This results in long-term substance abuse. One of the many effects of heroin withdrawal is relapse. Most addicts can’t tolerate the withdrawal process and will…

dual diagnosis

Bipolar 2 Disorder and Its Involvement with a Dual Diagnosis

When dealing with an alcohol or drug addiction, many drug addicts and alcoholics also struggle with a dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis, also known as a co-occurring disorder, involves a concurrent presence of both of a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. Studies have found that those who struggle with a mental health…

faith based alcohol detox centers

Feeling Powerless in Detox: Faith Based Alcohol Detox Centers

Find God once again with the help of faith based alcohol detox centers. These treatment facilities combine faith with medical treatment. Religious beliefs can improve one’s chances for a successful recovery, and can play a huge role in addiction treatment. Many of these programs are becoming more popular. Some detox centers offer faith based treatment…

intervention programs

The 5 Most Common Types of Drug Interventions

  Instead of silently watching a loved one struggle with addiction, stage an alcoholism or drug intervention. Addiction and drug use is prevalent in America. It affects many households. After all, 27.1 million Americans over the age of 12 years old used an illicit drug in 2015. That’s about 10% of the overall population. Many…