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Recognizing the Stages of Addiction

By |2019-04-01T21:41:45+00:00April 1st, 2019|

What Are the Stages of Addiction? When people try a substance for the first time they are not signing up for an addiction. The first experience is the deadliest because users do not know what they are getting themselves into. Beating a drug and alcohol addiction is extremely challenging, especially during the moderate to severe [...]

Does Addiction Treatment Work?

By |2019-03-21T21:39:08+00:00March 21st, 2019|

Does Addiction Treatment Work? It is important for people choosing a treatment center to have a measure of official accreditation, like Joint Commission accreditation, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, state licensure and certifications.  One of the most frequent questions asked by parents is, "does addiction treatment work?" Seek a program that utilizes a full [...]

Enabling Your Loved One To Death

By |2019-03-19T20:10:55+00:00March 19th, 2019|

The brutal shockwaves of having an addicted family member can be felt through generations. We know first hand how difficult it can be -- mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially for parents, spouses and adult children of alcoholics/addicts. Almost every mom has been told she is enabling the addict in her life. Is it enabling or [...]

Family Roles in Addiction: Are You Enabling?

By |2019-03-18T14:37:10+00:00March 18th, 2019|

Addiction is a Family Disease The stress that comes from having an addicted family member can sometimes feel insurmountable. While the surface problem seems to be presenting itself in the form of one family members addiction or alcoholism, all the different family roles in addiction contribute to the continuation of the disease. Family members [...]

Break the Stigma of Maintenance Assisted Treatment (MAT)

By |2019-03-14T16:24:25+00:00March 13th, 2019|

What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Medication assisted treatment can be defined as the use of medications along with combined counseling and behavioral therapies. This provides a patient a comprehensive approach to treatment of substance use disorders—especially opioid addiction. Until recently, Methadone was the only FDA approved medication which was treating opioid addiction, regularly. Individuals [...]

The Cost of Rehab Doesn’t Need To Be Intimidating

By |2019-03-13T00:24:57+00:00March 13th, 2019|

Understanding The Cost of Rehab The cost of rehab can sound like a daunting obstacle between your loved one and the treatment they need. Understanding the total out of pocket commitment is a crucial deciding factor for many parents considering rehab programs for their loved ones. Many factors influence the total cost of rehab, including [...]

Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Addiction

By |2019-03-08T21:51:05+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Understanding PTSD and Addiction Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, and addiction have proven correlation to each other. PTSD is a mental disorder that develops when someone witnesses a traumatic, scary, dangerous, or life-threatening event. When a person experiences such life events, the human brain automatically triggers a “fight-or-flight” response. During a fight or flight brain [...]

For the Family: Types of Drug Interventions

By |2019-03-07T16:33:43+00:00March 7th, 2019|

Types of Drug Interventions There are many basic drug intervention options and different pre-planned routes for a family, friend or employer to take in approaching someone to get professional help. Drug interventions can be challenging—nobody likes confrontation. Approaching any touchy subject can be uncomfortable, but it is necessary to finally turn someone’s life around. [...]