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  • Arizona Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction: Treating the Opioid Epidemic in 2018
    August 16, 2018
    With Arizona’s signing of the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, came some new statistics and insights into just how prescription opioid abuse and addiction has affected Arizona. 812 Arizonans died of a suspected opioid overdose in just 6 months (between June 2017 and January 2018). 5,202 Arizonans suffered a suspected...
  • New Mexico Substance Abuse, Addiction Statistics and Addiction Treatment Options
    August 12, 2018
    As substance abuse trends change across the country, so do the substance abuse and addiction trends in the state of New Mexico. Drug abuse and alcoholism rates in New Mexico been higher than the National average for at least the past 35 years. However, with the nationwide rise in...
  • What Families Need to Know About Painkiller Withdrawal
    August 8, 2018
    Why Painkiller Addiction is So Dangerous Prevent Prescription Opioid Abuse in Your Home According to a study on “Association of Household Opioid Availability and Prescription Opioid Initiation Among Household Members,” dangerously addictive prescription painkillers prescribed to one person in the family can easily wind up in the hands of...
  • Yoga for Back Pain and Chronic Pain Management
    August 3, 2018
    Yoga is well-known for its meditative qualities and is highly encouraged for those who wish to improve their flexibility and balance. However, the less obvious benefits associated with yoga are plentiful; for example, it may be used to treat bad posture as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety or...
  • Relapse Prevention for Alcohol Abuse: Tips for Staying Sober
    July 31, 2018
    Alcohol treatment centers are the oldest consistent forms of addiction treatment programs. People have been struggling with addiction to alcohol since we started manufacturing alcoholic drinks thousands of years ago. In all that time, alcohol relapse has remained a problem, with alcohol relapse rates averaging anywhere from 30-80%. Relapse...
  • Unresolved Grief and Addiction: How Self Medication Turns into Addiction
    July 27, 2018
    Grief hurts. There is no magic pill for healing your grief. And honestly, it’s insulting when people tell you to just get over it and move on. It just plain sucks. Who among us can say it takes this amount of time or that amount of behavior to stop...
  • Nicotine Addiction in Combination with Drug and Alcohol Dependence
    July 23, 2018
    It is quite common for someone who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol to also be addicted to nicotine. Addiction is a constant struggle to keep a comfortable amount of a certain chemical in your bloodstream, and nicotine – especially when smoking cigarettes – is a perfect example of...
  • Opioid and Benzodiazepine Abuse: Two Dangerous Drugs are Often Mixed
    July 18, 2018
    Both opioids and benzodiazepines are dangerous drugs in themselves, but a deadly cocktail is mixed when these two drugs are taken together. Even though the dangers of combining these two drugs are extreme, most recreational users do not understand just how dangerous it can be to take both drugs...
  • How Panic Disorders Affect Men: Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Substance Abuse
    July 14, 2018
    Hundreds of thousands of American men struggle with both substance abuse issues and panic disorder. These two mental health disorders reinforce one another, making it nearly impossible to achieve recovery on one’s own. However, by attacking both problems at once through dual diagnosis rehabilitation, men can take back control...
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Men: (OCD) Symptoms and Treatments for Men
    July 10, 2018
    Men suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) know just how debilitating the effects of this mental illness truly are. Unfortunately, OCD often goes undiagnosed, and in an attempt to manage their OCD, many men will turn to drugs and alcohol for relief. When you have OCD, addiction treatment becomes more...