Category: Addiction Treatment

13 Sep

How to Express Concern to Loved Ones

When watching your loved one do battle with an addiction, it can be especially difficult to watch, and particularly challenging when you get caught in the crossfire. It is not always easy to talk to these individuals without them becoming distraught or defensive, and knowing what to say yourself can be half of the challenge.  […]

21 Aug

IV Vitamin Drips

Intravenous nutrition vitamin drip therapy has grown in popularity in recent years, particularly among high-profile celebrities and the super wealthy as a wellness solution to cure a wide range of health issues such as low immunity, lethargy, jet lag, hangover, dehydration, tired-looking skin, sexual dysfunction and much more. However, in recent years, vitamin drips have […]

14 Aug

Ketamine Infusion for At-Home Detox

Ketamine is one of those rare substances that has taken on various personalities over time according to its uses. Not too long ago, ketamine was either used in powdered or clear liquid form as an anesthetic used on American soldiers in the Vietnam war, as a sedative used to assist with surgery on wild and […]

07 Aug

At Home Addiction Recovery

One of the main reasons that discourage people with various forms of addictions from seeking treatment is the apprehension about experiencing unpleasant and prolonged withdrawal symptoms, all to take place within a sterile and uninviting atmosphere. Their worries are absolutely understandable because withdrawal from any substance is inevitable and often painful. Even though the severity […]

Older Adults and Substance Abuse

When it comes to substance abuse and addiction, older adults represent an underserved part of the population. Contrary to popular belief, the older you get does not actually reduce the risk for substance abuse. In actuality, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the rates of hazardous alcohol and drug use […]

15 Jul

Chronic Pain and Drug addiction

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), 1 in 10 Americans live with chronic pain, and healthcare providers rely on different forms of opioids to manage or alleviate acute pain. Now, such drugs have been facing scrutiny regarding their widespread use, because even though they are effective in treating pain that […]

08 Jul

Alcohol in the Brain

It’s true that alcohol consumption is deeply ingrained in American culture and without the stigma or social abhorrence of many of the other drugs of abuse.  While the occasional cocktail, a glass of wine, or happy-hour beer now and then is not likely to cause problems, excessive drinking can impact the brain and cause deficits […]

15 May

Nicotine as a Replacement Addiction

Deciding to finally deal with addiction and beginning the journey towards recovery can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Often, when people stop feeding into their pattern of behavior, they are often tempted to pick up another habit that will replace their current addiction, sometimes as an attempt to avoid relapse of their […]

08 May

Admitting to Your Spouse that You Have an Addiction

Struggling with addiction can be challenging with or without the help of a loved one. Not including loved ones in your recovery or treatment plans not only leaves you feeling alone and distant, but also prevents you from working with them to improve your future. For as long as the lying and deceit continue, so […]

23 Apr

The Science behind ‘Getting Hooked’

Addiction is regarded as a disorder that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and uses and involves physical changes to the brain’s functioning involved in the reward system, stress response, and ability for self-control. Just like heart disease, addiction can be thought of as a disease of the brain, in its disruption of the normal, […]