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Residential Treatment Is A Time To Step Back



When you are looking to overcome addiction, there are many options available. Residential, inpatient treatment is often recommended as the first step in recovery. There are many benefits to residential treatment, but a few of the greatest advantages are that residential rehab centers give patients the time and space to allow them to heal, gain […]

Painkiller Prescription Monitoring: More Harm Than Good?



You might remember last week when we talked about the severity of the opioid epidemic. More than 33,000 overdose deaths a year is enough evidence that the opioid addiction epidemic is not over, far from it. In nearly every state, similar-looking laws have started to appear that allow health professionals to see if a patient […]

Opioids, Restrictions on Prescriptions, and a Medical Field in Uproar



If you read our blog regularly, you’ll know that the opioid epidemic is a major problem in the US, and that many people who abuse opioids often end up in the arms of heroin. However, the story doesn’t end there. The effects that heroin and opioid addiction is having on the nation is starting to show […]

Drugs are Ruining My Family: Recovery Heals The Wounds of Addiction



The focus of drug abuse is generally on the addicted individual and those that enable their addiction, but there are many people that suffer a great deal an individual’s disease: the families of the addicted loved one. One person that is struggling with addiction can disrupt an entire family. It leaves it broken and vulnerable, […]

Six Techniques For Preventing Relapse



Overcoming an addiction is a huge accomplishment. However, for many, successfully completing treatment is just the beginning. Remaining drug free and avoiding relapse can be challenging as well. While there seems to be no sure-fire way to prevent relapse, here are some helpful hints that might keep you from falling back into old habits. 1. […]

Going to Drug Rehab: Elizabeth’s Story



Going to Drug Rehab It should’ve been a standard Saturday morning, but this time I woke up feeling different. It took me a while to realize why. I couldn’t remember what I’d done the night before; didn’t remember going to bed. That was normal. But trying to open my eyes was next to impossible. That […]

FMLA for Rehab – How Does It Work



Overcoming addiction is a difficult thing. Not only are there psychological and medical struggles, but there are financial obstacles as well. Well, fortunately, lawmakers in D.C. created the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) over 20 years ago to address this very problem. Read on to find out how the FMLA can protect you or a loved […]

Benzodiazepine Use to Benzo Abuse



Benzodiazepines are prescribed for many medical reasons. Some of the most common uses are generalized anxiety, insomnia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Benzos can also prevent or reduce seizures for persons who have epilepsy. They are sometimes used for detoxing from other drugs, especially alcohol. Benzos – One Drug, Many Uses Doctors may even prescribe them for […]

8 Myths About Addiction



Addiction has been the subject of a long and drawn-out misinformation campaign. Myths regarding drug addiction are often shared and spread in an attempt to scare children away from using drugs. Unfortunately, this has a secondary effect of creating a stigma around drug use and addiction. Understanding the truth behind these myths is the first […]

Fighting Addiction: How Aid in Recovery is Making a Difference



Dealing With Everyday Life – Fighting Addiction Every day there are people walking around the streets, working jobs and dealing with everyday life, that are struggling with addiction. For some, outward signs of addiction are less noticeable than others, but that doesn’t mean it is any less of a problem. Most people fighting addiction want […]