29 Mar

Why Mental Health is Important in Addiction Recovery

People speak about the mental health issues surrounding addiction with delicacy, deference, and perhaps a little bit of cowardice. Mental health isn’t just an issue, it’s the only issue. A person can lose both legs below the knee, and if they’re okay with it, then it’s okay. By the same token, a person can be […]

22 Mar
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Inpatient vs. At-Home Treatment for Addiction: Which is Best?

Every case of addition is unique, with specific personal needs that should be approached accordingly for best results. Here, we will discuss the various strengths, weaknesses, and best case applications for inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment and addiction rehabilitation. For the best chance at a full and sustainable recovery, finding the best program for the patient […]

22 Feb

Do Interventions Really Work for Drug Addiction?

An intervention is one-way concerned family members and friends can motivate an individual with an alcohol or drug abuse problem to seek substance abuse treatment. These face-to-face meetings allow those concerned to express their fears and worries about the individual’s drug and/or alcohol abuse. The goal of any intervention is for the drug abuser to […]

13 Feb

Suboxone: The Pros & Cons of the Most Controversial Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction has the ability to overcome people in unfair ways. Many only become aware of having a serious problem after they already are addicted. If the source of the opioid drug was a doctor who prescribed it to treat pain, it is unbelievably easy to get trapped in addiction. It is very common to falsely […]

29 Jan

Can I Detox from Xanax at Home? How to Stop Abusing Xanax for Good

According to the American Psychiatric Association, addiction is “a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence.” When someone is addicted to a substance, he or she has such an intense focus on using that substance that it completely takes over his or her life. According to WebMD, Xanax, […]

25 Jan

The Benefits of At-Home Addiction Treatment

Making the decision to get treatment for your addiction can be hard, but it is an important decision to make. The next hardest decision to make is where to receive treatment. Many people search for drug rehab centers in their own town, while there is a new trend for people to search for out-of-state treatment […]

30 Aug
Treatment For Co-Occurring Disorders - MD Home Detox

Treatment For Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-occurring disorders (COD), also known as dual diagnosis, refers to the coexistence of substance abuse and mental health disorders. Unfortunately, the co-occurrence of these two types of disorders can be difficult to diagnose. In fact, completely different therapeutic approaches were used in the past to treat each of these two types of disorders with different […]

22 Aug
Signs of Meth Use (And How To Treat It) - MD Home Detox

Signs of Meth Use (And How To Treat It)

In some cases, it’s obvious when your loved ones are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. They might actually tell you that they are going through this issue. However, in other situations, you may have strong suspicions but no proof. Therefore, knowing the signs of meth use could help you to save a life […]

15 Aug
Relapse Prevention: At Home Drug Testing After Detox - MD Home Detox

Relapse Prevention: At Home Drug Testing After Detox

The decision to detox from drugs or alcohol is a courageous step in the right direction. However, completing detox is not the conclusion of the process – it is only the beginning. The real challenge is staying clean. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that addiction is a “relapsing brain disease”. Relapse prevention […]

10 Aug
Addiction is a Family Disease - MD Home Detox

Addiction is a Family Disease

The Importance of Family Counseling Addiction does not only impact the individual who is struggling with substance abuse, but also family and friends closely involved in their lives. Addiction is a family disease that often leads to strained relationships and choosing sides, especially if you are truly trying to help a family member overcome their […]