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  • Alcohol Treatment Centers: What Treatment Types Do Alcoholics Need in Rehab?
    April 16, 2018
    All alcohol rehabilitation programs are not created equal. Finding a rehab center with the most effective types of treatment can make the difference between relapse and lifelong recovery. Below, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best alcohol treatment options for achieving a life of sobriety. Medically...
  • Addiction and Suicide Rates Soaring in Arizona Cities
    April 10, 2018
    Drug addiction and mental health problems go hand in hand like the circle of love and marriage. We use drugs to numb pain, physical or emotional, real or imagined, and because we have mental health problems. And we sometimes have mental health problems because we use too many drugs....
  • Working Through Self-Guilt and Shame During Recovery from Addiction
    Guilt can tear you up inside. It is a demon that some people fight for the rest of their lives. Guilt will creep up in your life, wrapping around and strangling you, leaving you drained and crippled emotionally. For those fighting addiction, guilt is just another layer on top...
  • Prescription Drugs that May Require Intervention, Rehab and Addiction Treatment
    April 9, 2018
    Doctors can prescribe hundreds of different medications for various medical conditions, and some drugs are riskier than others when it comes to addiction. Prescription drugs that regulate behavior, aid sleep, or allay the symptoms of psychological disorders all carry a significant potential for abuse. It’s crucial to understand the...
  • After Alcohol Rehab: Preventing Relapse and Ensuring Long-Term Recovery
    April 2, 2018
    Learn the Tools to Protect Against Relapse After Alcohol Recovery Overcoming alcohol or drug addiction is extremely challenging – both mentally and physically. Medically assisted detox and rehabilitation can offer an effective means to overcome dependency and addiction. Continue reading for an overview of the detox, rehabilitation and post-treatment...
  • How to Help a Family Member Addicted to Pain Medication
    March 26, 2018
    Opioid addiction is a serious problem in our society and has rightfully been labeled a national epidemic. However, after surgeries or during injuries, some people are looking for relief, and pain medication can be helpful. Finding a balance between alleviating pain and preventing dependency can be tricky. Dependency can...
  • Roxicodone Addiction, Withdrawal and Treatment for Detox and Rehab
    March 19, 2018
    Balancing Roxicodone Risks of Dependency with Its Benefits Roxicodone, also known as Roxycodone, is an opioid. More specifically, it is a white crystalline powder that comes from the opium alkaloid thebaine. It has an immediate release, and like many opioids, physicians can prescribe it to help patients deal with...
  • Arizona Opioid and Heroin Trends in 2018
    March 12, 2018
    Statistics on Arizona Opioid and Heroin Trends The United States makes up around 5 percent of the planet’s total population but uses approximately 80 percent of the opioid supply around the world. Additionally, one in four people who have been prescribed opioids for long periods in a primary care...
  • The Science of Addiction Cravings and Preventing Relapse
    March 5, 2018
    Brain Science Explains Addiction Cravings Psychology explains that cravings are common, often coming from a place of incompleteness or a need for relief from suffering. The feeling of incompleteness — feeling inadequate, flawed or fundamentally lacking in some way — can be a source of great psychological pain for...
  • How Long Does It Take for Opioid (Painkillers/Heroin) Cravings to Go Away?
    February 26, 2018
    When Will Opioid Cravings Finally Stop? Do heroin cravings ever go away? Opioid addiction, including heroin, is one of the most debilitating and habit-forming types of substance abuse. Opioids produce powerful effects that cause the brain to crave more doses, rewarding the user with a surge of dopamine in...