How to quit drugs without rehab? Can you?

February 12th, 2019

How to quit drugs without rehab? Can you?

Can you quit using drugs without rehab? It may not seem like such a relevant question, but it’s one pondered by thousands of people every day. You could spend hours researching all the different approaches, therapies, and techniques available at rehabs of differing length and locations, ...

How to Clean Your System From Drugs

February 7th, 2019

How to Clean Your System From Drugs

Perhaps you’d like to be healthier in life, or maybe you have real concerns about your substance use but you’re ready to cleanse your body of dangerous toxins. So now what? Detoxing yourself from alcohol and drugs is not a fast-and-easy process, but it is relatively simple. It ...

Songs About Addiction and Recovery 2018 – 2019

January 24th, 2019

Songs About Addiction and Recovery 2018 – 2019

In many respects, 2018 can be considered the “year of recovery,” especially in music and pop culture. As the stigma that has historically surrounded addiction continues to crumble and the condition is being increasingly recognized as a medical disease rather than a moral failing, more and more ...

Alcohol Detox at Home – Can It Be Done Safely?

January 23rd, 2019

Alcohol Detox at Home – Can It Be Done Safely?

While it’s generally advisable for excessive drinkers to detox in a medically supervised setting, those with less history of binge drinking may be able to detox at home under very limited circumstances. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is characterized by the increased dependency on alcohol to feel ...

How to Cope With a Boyfriend in Rehab

January 22nd, 2019

How to Cope With a Boyfriend in Rehab

Drug and alcohol addiction threatens every area of a user’s life, especially their romantic relationships. The emotional toll that substance use disorder (SUD) can take on a couple is very often enough to dismantle the relationship for good. The dishonesty, aggression and volatility that comes ...

Top Five Signs You May Have a Drinking Problem

January 18th, 2019

Top Five Signs You May Have a Drinking Problem

Have you ever questioned whether you have a drinking problem, maybe while suffering from a hangover and regretting too much drinking the night before, or after a senseless drunken fight, or even a DUI arrest? Asking yourself if you have a drinking problem is a big question, and the answer is ...

Tapering Off Drugs: Does It Work? Should You?

January 8th, 2019

Tapering Off Drugs: Does It Work? Should You?

Tapering is a common and effective means of cessation for those on a prolonged regimen of prescription drugs. It can also work for those using illicit drugs who are on the cusp of dependency but may not need professional treatment at their current level of use. Tapering involves the gradual and ...

What You Need to Know About the New Opioid, Dsuvia

December 28th, 2018

What You Need to Know About the New Opioid, Dsuvia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new opioid painkiller that is reported to be 1,000 times more powerful than morphine and up to ten times more powerful than the extremely powerful (and addictive) fentanyl. Dsuvia® is manufactured by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals and is ...

How Much Is Rehab without Insurance?

December 3rd, 2018

How Much Is Rehab without Insurance?

The cost of rehab without insurance fluctuates based on a number of factors, including but not limited to the type of treatment you or your loved one is seeking (inpatient vs. outpatient), length of your treatment stay, and specific program pricing. Price will also vary based on facility ...

How to Switch from Methadone to Suboxone

November 26th, 2018

How to Switch from Methadone to Suboxone

Methadone has been one of the most commonly used and effective maintenance medications for opioid use disorder for years; unfortunately, it has also been proven to be highly addictive and has led many patients to develop an entirely new substance use issue. The methadone detox process can be ...

How to Beat Alcoholism For Good. Step By Step Guide

November 5th, 2018

How to Beat Alcoholism For Good. Step By Step Guide

If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, you may be feeling a lot of things, but the last thing you should be feeling is alone. Excessive drinking is the single-most common type of substance use disorder (SUD) in the United States. Between direct and indirect causes, alcohol kills ...

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Methadone Clinics?

September 5th, 2018

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Methadone Clinics?

Methadone is the oldest and one of the most commonly prescribed medications for long-term opioid maintenance. Although newer drugs like Suboxone and Vivitrol have been gaining more and more market share, methadone is still a fixture in addiction treatment and helps patients to overcome their ...

The Dangers Of Rectally Administering (Plugging) Drugs

August 30th, 2018

The Dangers Of Rectally Administering (Plugging) Drugs

Drug addiction very quickly takes hold of our brain chemistry and central nervous system, making users do things that they often couldn’t imagine doing when they’re sober. The all-consuming compulsion to get high forces users to pursue their next fix to the detriment of practically anything ...

What Happens to Heroin Users When They Quit Cold Turkey?

August 20th, 2018

What Happens to Heroin Users When They Quit Cold Turkey?

Prolonged and untreated substance abuse of any kind requires professional treatment for lasting abstinence; and heroin is hardly an exception. One of the most addictive illicit drugs currently known, heroin renders users chemically dependent after a very short time (often after one or two ...

What Is Food Like In Addiction Rehab?

August 17th, 2018

What Is Food Like In Addiction Rehab?

One of the most commonly asked questions when patients are considering residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is “What’s the food like ?” Despite the considerable emotional and physical trauma one sustains during prolonged and untreated substance use, food can provide a sense of ...

How Long Does Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Last after Opiate Withdrawal?

August 15th, 2018

How Long Does Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Last after Opiate Withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal syndrome yields a variety of physical and psychological symptoms that range from mild to severe. The strength and duration of these symptoms is generally contingent upon the scope and severity of the sufferers’ opiate abuse (how long they’ve been abusing opiates, the type of ...