When you are ready to face addiction, you will want to seek out professional addiction treatment, which consists of detox and rehab. While treatment, rehab, and detox are closely related, they aren’t synonyms.
Knowing when it’s time for drug rehab can be tricky. After all, there isn’t an exact date or time marked on a calendar that tells us when our substance use has become a problem. Here are 5 major categories of behavior to help you determine if it’s time to seek treatment and start rehab.
While many 12-step meetings and peer support groups have moved online, you may still feel isolated and alone. Now, more than ever, you need to understand the risk of isolation during addiction recovery and how you can find resources to help.
Few if any people overcome challenges in life without the helping hand of a friend, family member, or another support person. It is healthy and normal for people to lean on people in times of distress and moments of despair. Friends, family, and even coworkers can...
Prescription overdose occurs when someone has an adverse physiological reaction as a result of ingesting too much of a particular drug. This article will detail the most common types of prescription pills that lead to overdoses, and we will explain the signs of potential overdose.
The term psychoactive simply means that a substance affects the mind, brain, and nervous system. The scientific term for marijuana is cannabis, which encompasses its variety of forms and compounds (APA, 2013). It is without question that cannabis is a psychoactive substance. The prominent question in modern American politics is in regards to its legalization and medicinal use.
Dear Genesis Community, Like you, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting the entire nation and world. We want to assure you that we are taking all appropriate measures to keep our recovery community safe. These steps include:...
“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” The 4th step can be a major obstacle in a program of recovery. You may have heard AA or NA members talk about doing the 1-2-3 shuffle. That’s a reference to cycling through the first three steps several...
Alcohol and illicit drugs are all psychoactive drugs. Psychoactive drugs are drugs that affect the Central Nervous System, altering its regular activity. They cause changes in a person’s mood, behavior, and awareness. Psychoactive drugs are usually broken down into four categories: depressants, stimulants, opioids, and hallucinogens. They also include antidepressants, anxiety-relieving medicines, and other psychiatric medications.
It’s normal to think of addiction as a personal illness; one that does damage to the user and their immediate family. Addiction affects much more than this as it puts a huge strain on several aspects of society; from healthcare to employment to prisons and jails. Drug abuse is one of the connecting fibers that join Americans, and one we can’t hide from.