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Causes of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

group therapy sessions where the are speaking about the causes of drug and alcohol addiction

Even with the latest advances in science and technology, the causes of drug and alcohol addiction are still two of the least-understood conditions. While progress has been made to classify substance abuse problems and a medical disorder and disease, many people still do not fully understand or comprehend why an addict cannot simply stop.  They […]

Can You Get Addicted to Phentermine?

Man suffering from being addicted to phentermine

What does it mean to be addicted to Phentermine? Phentermine is a Schedule IV controlled substance that can only be obtained legally with a prescription from a healthcare provider. It is used to treat obesity and help people lose weight when other weight loss methods have failed.  When used responsibly and together with an exercise […]

What is CCAPP (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals)

What is CCAPP

As the rate of addiction soars in the United States, the demand for substance abuse counselors continues to rise. Statistics by the Department of Labor show that this need will increase by close to 23% between 2016 and 2026. This growth is mainly because of two factors.    First, more Americans continue to seek addiction counseling […]

The Devastating Effects of Meth

The Devastating Effects of Meth

Many people are aware that there is an addiction epidemic in the United States. What many people don’t realize is that crystal meth addiction is a big part of the equation. While the country has been slowly addressing the opioid epidemic, it’s once again battling problems with newer, stronger versions of the drug. The devastating […]

How to Safely Detox from Alcohol at Home

How to safely detox from alcohol at home

Note: Detoxing from alcohol at home can be physically dangerous. Do not attempt alcohol detox at home without the assistance of a trained medical professional. Many people who are addicted really want to stop drinking, but they’re not sure how to do it. Heavy drinkers can also face frightening and dangerous side effects as they […]

How to Express Concern to Loved Ones

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.  […]

Withdrawal Symptoms Comparison

withdrawal symptoms comparison

Withdrawal symptoms are physical and psychological responses as the result of the mind and body reacting to the absence of a substance that an individual had become dependent on in order to function “normally.” Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of drug, length of use,  and amounts used. For example, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal […]

At Home Addiction Recovery

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

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 […]

Chronic Pain and Drug addiction

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 […]