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  • The Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Treatment
    February 19, 2018
    What Is Outpatient Rehabilitation? Outpatient addiction treatment has a multitude of benefits and can be a successful form of addiction rehabilitation as a main recovery program or as part of the larger continuum of care. What is outpatient rehab? Outpatient rehab or addiction treatment is a good option for...
  • Reflections Recovery Center: Exceptionally LGBT-Friendly Drug and Alcohol Rehab
    February 12, 2018
    Giving effective care for an individual in recovery from substance abuse and addiction means treating the “whole person,” and caring for who that person truly is. The ultimate goal of addiction treatment and recovery is to help an individual learn who they truly are and how to live their...
  • Opioid Prescription Drug Abuse vs. Heroin: Differences and Similarities in Treatment
    February 5, 2018
    Treatment Comparison: Opioid Prescription Drug Abuse vs. Heroin Abuse Prescription opioid painkillers and heroin have a lot in common. They are both opioids, with chemicals that bind to receptors on cells in the brain and body. Addiction to either drug is very serious, but treatment is possible. Not surprisingly,...
  • Starting Safe and Successful Addiction Recovery with OxyContin Detox
    January 29, 2018
    Why Detox Is Necessary for OxyContin Addiction Recovery OxyContin is an opioid painkiller with the same chemicals as heroin. It is highly addictive and comes with a great risk of serious and even deadly withdrawal symptoms. If you or a loved one wants to recover from OxyContin addiction, the...
  • Reflections Recovery Center in Arizona Offers Help for Out-of-State Families
    January 22, 2018
    There’s something to be said about putting distance between the past and the future – literally and figuratively. This ideology is increasingly evident when seeking addiction treatment and recovery for alcohol or drug use. Imagine your journey of sobriety to be like a new, personal story of your life....
  • Hypoglycemia and Alcohol: How Alcohol Is Connected to Low Blood Sugar
    January 15, 2018
    The Connection Between Hypoglycemia and Alcoholism Hypoglycemia is an indicator of abnormally low blood sugar. Blood sugar, or glucose, is the body’s main source of energy. When glucose levels dip too low, the following symptoms can emerge: Fatigue Shakiness Sweating Heart palpitations Hunger Hypoglycemia is very common in alcoholics....
  • Heroin Overdoses and Deaths an Ongoing Emergency in Virginia
    January 8, 2018
    Most Americans are aware of the ongoing problems in the country related to prescription opioid abuse, opioid addiction and overdose deaths. While prescription opioids represent the majority of accidental drug overdose deaths in the country, heroin is a close second. Many people who develop an addiction to prescription opioid...
  • Borderline Personality Disorder in Men: A Common Co-Occurring Disorder
    January 1, 2018
    What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Characterized by pervasive mood instability, difficulty with interpersonal relationships, negative self-image and harmful behavior, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness. BPD is associated with high rates of self-harm and, in severe cases, suicidal behavior. The high risks for suicide and greater...
  • Addiction and Drug Overdoses Rising in Utah
    December 25, 2017
    Utah generally has the reputation of being one of the most family-focused states, with most residents placing a high value on family life and traditional values. However, this reputation has not prevented the rising tide of drug addiction and overdose rates to take hold in the state, and opioid...
  • CBT for Alcoholism: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Discover Root Problems of Alcohol Addiction
    December 21, 2017
    Addiction is much more than just a physical dependence on a substance. A person struggling with addiction will change their behaviors and attitudes in negative and destructive ways that prolong the addiction, ultimately worsening it. While detox and medical therapies are critical to overcoming alcoholism and alcohol dependence, cognitive...