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July 15, 2020
Detox vs. Rehab: What’s the Difference?

Addiction is hard to overcome. Left untreated, addiction and substance use disorders can destroy lives before individuals even attempt to recover. 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. Detox […]

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July 3, 2020
How Do You Know When Drug Rehab is Necessary?

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. For many people, the decision to seek treatment is complex and difficult. This is one reason that more than 20 million […]

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May 7, 2020
Is Codependency an Addiction?

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 provide vital emotional support, motivation, advice, and help at […]

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April 29, 2020
How Long Does It Take To Overdose On Pills

A prescription overdose occurs when someone has an adverse physiological reaction as a result of ingesting too much of a particular drug. Overdoses are caused when someone intentionally misuses the medication (either to get "high" or in suicide attempts). Other times, an overdose may occur by accidental overuse, such as a young child having access […]

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April 8, 2020
Is Marijuana a Psychoactive Drug?

The marijuana plant has a complicated history. The rift between federal and state law continues to widen as an increasing number of states legalize its use medicinally, recreationally, or both. Like many psychoactive substances, it has been sought out for its psychoactive effects; its ability to change the way a person feels. The term psychoactive […]

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March 4, 2020
AA: The Fourth Step Toward Recovery

“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 times with different sponsors without ever getting to […]

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February 26, 2020
How Do Psychoactive Drugs Affect the Brain

In 2018, more than 19 million adults in America had a substance use disorder (SUD). More than 14 million struggled with alcohol use, 7.4 million struggled with drugs, and 2.5 million struggled with both drugs and alcohol. What Are Psychoactive Drugs? Alcohol and illicit drugs (like cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, prescription pain killers, etc.) are all […]

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February 6, 2020
Why Is Drug Abuse a Social Problem

When you think of drug abuse, what do you see? For many, the picture conjured in our minds is an individual drug user – odds are it’s a friend, family member, or co-worker. Sometimes, it’s even ourselves. It’s normal to think of addiction as a personal illness; one that does damage to the user and […]

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January 31, 2020
Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Recovery

The harmful effects of alcohol on someone's mental and physical health seem pretty obvious. From DUIs to liver failures to estranged family members, the dark-side of drinking is felt everywhere, by nearly everyone. That doesn't stop people from drinking, and the truth is the majority of drinkers will never experience adverse effects from alcohol. Or […]

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January 20, 2020
America – The Global Leader in Addiction

Addiction is a global problem. Over 3 million people die of alcohol related deaths each year. It’s estimated that 31 million people have a drug use disorder. 11 million of those are intravenous drug users. In 2015, 450,000 people died as a result of drug use. In 2016, 275 million people used drugs at least […]

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