Category Archives: Addiction Treatment

Alcohol Abuse Statistics

The Most Shocking Alcohol Abuse Statistics

Did you know alcohol consumption in the United States has decreased from 1972 to 2002? It’s increasing again, though, especially in certain states. While this is good news for retailers, this is bad news for the whole society. Many may consider occasional drinking to be safe for the most part, but it

Parental Alcoholism

How Parental Alcoholism Affects the Family

It is estimated that approximately 15 million Americans suffer from an alcohol addiction of some kind. Of these 15 million, many are parents. Unfortunately, when a parent suffers from alcoholism, he or she is not the only one who suffers. His or her children suffer as well, and usually in a substantial way. Below,

addiction recovery

Running For Addiction Recovery: The Benefits of an Exercise Routine

If you’ve struggled with addiction, recovery is a tough path. So cutting yourself off from your harmful habits is an incredible accomplishment. However, once you’ve detoxed from drugs and alcohol and completed your rehabilitation program, you still have a long way to go. During addiction recovery, you’ll feel tempted to

Enabling

What Does Enabling an Addict Look Like?

It’s estimated that one out of seven people will face addictions in their lifetimes. Out of these, only ten percent of them will seek treatment for the addiction. The road to recovery is paved with failed good intentions. Are you helping your loved one with his addiction or enabling him to continue

Abuse and Addiction

11 Foods to Add to Your Diet for Detox

In the USA, overdoses are the top cause of injury-related deaths. If you’re cleaning up your act and on a drug detox, you’re clearly taking the right steps in saving your own life. During what is likely to be one of the hardest yet most rewarding periods of your life, you need

Stages of Recovery

The Stages of Recovery and What to Expect

If you decide that your drug or alcohol abuse issue needs help, take a moment to celebrate because you’re on your way to the first few steps to recovery. When it comes to drug or alcohol abuse, the road to recovery is a long and hard process. This entails a

effects of alcohol

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse? What Families Need to Know

Although the effects of heavy drinking have been known for a long time, more recent medical evidence suggests that even consuming low amounts of alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain illnesses. It’s important for everyone to realize the immense risk that comes along with the other more pleasant

is drug addiction a disease

Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

At least 24 million Americans have used drugs at some point in their lives. You, or someone you love, may be battling with drug addiction after casual usage spiraling out of control. You may also be grappling with the question of, “Is drug addiction a disease?” While some people frame drug addiction

addiction relapse

How to Stay Supportive When Your Loved One Has an Addiction Relapse

You will certainly love your loved one up until and after they overcome their addiction. Especially if they are your child. However, loving someone with an addiction can be confusing. One minute they might act like their normal selves and the next like someone you’ve never met before. They might also

dangerous prescription drugs

7 Dangerous Prescription Drugs to Watch Out For

When we think of dangerous drugs, we think of narcotics and psychedelics that are considered illegal: things such as recreational weed (it’s still illegal in many states) or methamphetamine have an obvious bad name in all of our minds. But what we don’t notice are the ones that are hiding