Why You Should Stage an Intervention for Your Loved One with Addiction

Staging an Intervention If you suspect that a loved one may have a substance abuse problem; there is no time to waste.  There are innumerable mental and physical risks associated with unchecked alcohol and drug abuse. The most immediately concerning is the potential for a fatal overdose. (more…)

Synthetic Marijuana Use on the Rise

Synthetic Marijuana As the drive to legalize cannabis heats up, so has the synthetic marijuana trend. Trailing closely behind plant-based marijuana, this synthetic copy-cat is recognized as the second most abused drug among teens today. (more…)

How to Ask for Help if You’re Struggling with Addiction

Addiction Treatment Breaking the habit of addiction is the one constant that separates recovery from a fatal overdose. But how do you ask for help? How do you admit that you have a substance abuse problem that you haven’t yet decided you even want to give up? (more…)

The reality of Co-occurring Disorders and Dual Diagnosis Care

Co-occurring Disorders and Dual Diagnosis Care For more reasons than one, recovery treatment matters. As more and more people struggle with the reality of a relapse, they also come face to face with the dual nature of addiction. Although the physical issues of any substance use disorder (SUD) tends to overshadow the psychological component, that does not make it any[...] Read More

Supervised vs Cold Turkey Detox

Detox: What is Most Effective? Whether you are detoxing from overindulgence of alcohol, legal or illicit drugs, medical supervision always trump the "cold turkey" approach. Because of the unpredictable nature of withdrawal symptoms, the risks of experiencing a medical crisis increase with do it yourself  (DIY) detox efforts. While it’s easy to underestimate the biomedical and psychological risks presented by abruptly[...] Read More

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