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  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Football and Opioid Addiction
    December 11, 2017
    Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Addiction The injuries sustained by football players – and athletes in other contact sports – put players at a higher-than-average risk for opioid addiction due to the need for painkillers. But as scientists are learning more about how contact sports can damage athletes’ brains as...
  • Does My College-Aged Son Need Rehab?
    December 4, 2017
    When you help your son pack his things and send him off to college and life on his own, it can seem pretty straightforward at first. He’s a man now. Your job as a parent is over. The responsibility for his future rests in his hands. But when you...
  • Transitioning from Inpatient Treatment to Aftercare, Sober Living and Preventing Relapse
    Alcohol, opioids, cocaine…regardless of which substances are involved, successful rehabilitation from substance abuse and addiction takes professional care and time. Many are aware that addiction treatment should be completed in phases – if the treatment is to have a lasting effect. The first phase of treatment is perhaps the...
  • Surprising Facts About Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse in Men
    November 27, 2017
    It’s commonly believed that women suffer from anxiety disorders more than men, but the statistics can actually be misleading. In fact, men suffer from anxiety and depression as frequently as women. Men simply aren’t diagnosed and treated for these mental illnesses as often as women are. This means that...
  • Understanding Drug and Alcohol Detox from a Family Member’s POV
    November 20, 2017
    How to Get Help with Drug Addiction If you’re wondering how to deal with an addicted husband, son or brother who is repeatedly using drugs or alcohol, you probably know that he needs to go to rehab. But what does that involve exactly? Medically assisted detox is the first...
  • The Role of OxyContin Abuse in Opioid Addiction
    November 16, 2017
    Introduction The long history of opioid abuse in the United States dates back more than a hundred years. It continues in the form of heroin and painkiller abuse, despite many attempts to eliminate it. The rise in the number of those addicted to OxyContin stems directly from pharmaceutical companies’...
  • Guilt, Shame and Self-Blame in Addiction Recovery
    November 13, 2017
    Why is it that we feel those awful feelings of guilt, shame and self-blame in the months and years after stopping the use of drugs and alcohol? When one makes the decision to “clean up” and get sober, it is a good decision. If anything, we should feel happier,...
  • 12 Ways to Best Provide Alcohol Abuse Solutions
    October 16, 2017
    Addiction treatment professionals approach alcoholism in mostly the same way they would try to treat any other form of chemical dependency. However, there are a few techniques and approaches that are unique to the alcohol abuse treatment process. An effective treatment program for alcohol abuse is going to include...
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy Offers Better Treatment for Dual Diagnosis Recovery
    October 9, 2017
    There’s a strong correlation between addiction, mental illness and trauma. People who experience one of these circumstances are significantly more likely to experience the other two. That’s why when you’re looking for a drug or alcohol treatment program, it’s important to consider the staff’s ability to address co-occurring disorders,...
  • Indiana Overwhelmed by the Opioid and Heroin Crisis in 2017
    September 27, 2017
    Every state in the country is facing the effects of the drug epidemic that has swept the nation for over a decade. Since 1990, drug overdose death rates nationwide have more than tripled, and the rising number of drug-related crimes and deaths are forcing state lawmakers to take decisive...