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The world of addiction to drugs and alcohol involves some painful truths. Coming to terms with having a substance use disorder takes bravery and a commitment to getting sober. The first step involves detoxing from the substances and then resisting the urges to start using...

When a person who suffers from addiction to alcohol or drugs begins exploring treatment options, they have a lot of questions. Chief among them is how they will pay for it. One common concern centers around this question: Does health insurance cover detox?    The good news...

Kicking an addiction is a major accomplishment for anyone with a substance-abuse problem. It is celebrated in the halls of all 12-step programs and considered a major step to walk into a room full of strangers and pick up that first, white chip. Many people,...

Just because stimulants like Adderall do not create the same physical dependence as other classes of drugs, quitting it cold-turkey, like many other substances, is discouraged. This is especially true if a person is experiencing Adderall addiction. As with most types of substance abuse, by...

OxyContin is a prescription medication whose main intent is to relieve pain. Its generic name is oxycodone, and it is an opioid that is not well handled by non-opioid medicines. It is very addictive, and most cases are due to people who used it as...