individual attempting to detox at home

The Dangers of Alcohol Detox at Home

If you are someone you love is having a hard time controlling his or her drinking, understand that other people are going through the same situation. Alcoholism is one of the most common substance abuse issues in the country. Alcohol can be addictive, and it can be a challenge for people to stop drinking. The…

What is Fentanyl?

When people talk about drug abuse, they are often talking about substances such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Unfortunately, a lot of people enter the world of drug abuse due to prescription medications. For example, some people might end up taking hydrocodone, oxycodone, Percocet, or Vicodin and could end up getting hooked on them. One…

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Rebuilding Relationships After Rehab

When people think about substance abuse and addiction, they usually think about their impact on the individual. Even though the impacts of mental health issues on the individual cannot be overstated, they are far from the only person impacted by this difficult situation. Friends and family members are also adversely impacted when someone they know…

woman laying down on sofa experiencing post-acute withdrawal

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

If you feel like you were having difficulty quitting alcohol or drugs, you are not alone. The reality is that countless people across the country are all having trouble breaking free from the bonds of addiction. One of the reasons why is the development of something called post-acute withdrawal syndrome. The withdrawal symptoms stemming from…

Family Support

How Family Support Can Help Recovery

During active addiction, many individuals struggle with relationships, their responsibilities, and their overall health. Sometimes families have torn apart because of the actions, inactions, emotions, and statements made during addiction. When you step into therapy, family support becomes important to long-term recovery. Moving from a difficult period of addiction towards healing requires the use of…

drug abuse in the workplace

Addressing Drug Abuse at Work

Drug abuse can happen anywhere. As an employer, you may be concerned about what you can do to ensure your employees are getting any help they need for drug addiction. Finding the right balance of support and guidance while ensuring you are doing what you can to keep other employees and customers safe is not…