doctor and patient discussing outpatient treatment

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

If you or someone you love is dealing with a substance use disorder, it’s important to seek care. There are many kinds of addiction treatment options, but one that many people turn to is outpatient treatment. Unlike inpatient or residential care, outpatient treatment allows patients to come to seek care and then to return home…

a young woman undergoing trauma-informed care

What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Researchers have a growing understanding of the role that trauma plays for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Deep-seated reactions to incidents involving violence, war, disaster, the death of someone close to you, or other difficult moments can drive individuals to drink or use drugs. In such cases, you will want to make sure treatment involves…

a pile of commonly abused painkillers

Commonly Abused Painkillers in the US

Pain-relieving drugs derived from the poppy plant have done an enormous amount of good for people suffering from serious illness or recovering from surgery. Unfortunately, like any drug, they can also be abused. Prescription painkillers trigger substance abuse problems at a high rate, the data show. What are the commonly abused painkillers, and what can…

a woman feeling stressed from a behavioral addiction

What Are Behavioral Addictions?

Often, when people talk about addiction in the United States, they refer to the abuse of drugs or alcohol. And rightly so — substance abuse continues to claim thousands of lives each year. However, healthcare experts are beginning to understand more about another form of addiction: behavioral addiction. Behavioral addictions, like substance abuse issues, prompt…

men talking at a gender-specific rehab

Attending Gender-Specific Rehab

Substance abuse doesn’t discriminate. Both men and women struggle with drugs or alcohol. When they do, and they decide to seek treatment, they often find they can choose gender-specific rehab. There are good reasons to provide specific treatment options for men and women. Maintaining separate men’s rehab facilities and women’s rehab facilities provides an opportunity…

a support group at rehab

4 Reasons to Join a Support Group

People who struggle with addiction face a long road to recovery. Treatment typically includes various stages, including intake, detox, counseling, and aftercare. One of the best ways to avoid backsliding into destructive habits is to join a support group. Support groups involve regular meetings with other people who are also on the road to recovery.…