Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • 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...
  • Why Are Benzodiazepines Like Xanax Widely Abused?
    December 14, 2017
    The number of deaths from benzodiazepine overdoses has risen steadily in the past 15 years. The number of those seeking treatment for addiction to benzodiazepines has likewise spiked during that same period. While generally safe to use when taken according to a physician’s directions, these medications pose a serious...
  • 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...