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How Prescription Drug Abuse Is Fueling a Rise In Heroin Addiction

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

The last decade has witnessed a marked rise in heroin usage among Americans. The simultaneous increase in prescription drug consumption has directly influenced this trend in heroin addiction. As the following information highlights, prescription drug abuse can quickly escalate to heroin... Continue reading →

What Factors Commonly Lead to Alcohol Abuse?

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Alcohol abuse is a type of addiction, and—like other drug addictions—its causes are fairly complex and often related to emotional or mental distress. Drinking alcohol may be a temporary escape from personal problems or the pain of mental illness, but drinking can easily spiral out of control and... Continue reading →

Common Misconceptions About Drug Addiction

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Mistaken beliefs abound about drug addiction. Friends, family members, and even addicts themselves may believe these misconceptions, which may make it harder for those with a chemical dependence to seek addiction treatment. The following myths highlight a few of the fallacies that surround drug... Continue reading →

Consequences That Can Arise from Prescription Drug Abuse

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

When a person takes prescription drugs for reasons beyond medical needs, the negative repercussions can be major. The stimulant, depressant, and opioid components of prescription drugs can significantly affect the body. When taken too frequently, in overly high doses, or without a doctor’s... Continue reading →

Understanding Why Heroin Is So Addictive

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Treating a heroin addiction outside of a medical rehab center is often ineffective, because heroin is a highly addictive drug that has traumatic effects on the brain. Without medical support and intervention to manage the process of withdrawal, breaking the bonds of a heroin addiction can be... Continue reading →

Recognizing Addiction in a Loved One

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

The first step in addiction treatment is recognizing the problem. Often, it is not the addicted person who identifies the issue, but their loved ones. Are you concerned that someone you love may be abusing drugs or alcohol? The sooner you spot the evidence, the sooner treatment can begin. This... Continue reading →

How Can Support Groups Help You in Your Recovery?

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

For adults looking to overcome an addiction and improve their overall health, support groups can be an indispensable source of companionship on the road to recovery. These community gatherings help to bring those with similar challenges together to share their experiences and strategies in a... Continue reading →

Understanding the Effectiveness of Treatment Following Dual Diagnosis

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Drug and alcohol addiction are often linked with mental health problems. The relationship between substance abuse and mental health issues is complex, but each tends to reinforce the other in a dangerous cycle. Some chemical-dependency programs take a dual-diagnosis approach to treatment that... Continue reading →

The Benefits of an Inpatient Substance Abuse Program

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

While outpatient programs are helpful for some people, many individuals have a better chance of overcoming addiction if they select an inpatient substance abuse program. An inpatient program eliminates the possibility that a patient will relapse and use drugs while in the program. It offers a... Continue reading →

Tips for Talking to Your Spouse About Alcohol Abuse

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Do you suspect that your spouse has an alcohol problem? If you have noticed in increase in the number of drinks he has each night or the number of bottles he purchases at the store, you may be right. If his drinking behavior has caused him to become more defensive, agitated, or withdrawn, he may... Continue reading →

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