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Addiction Treatment: What Are Opiates? Are They All Addictive?

Addiction Treatment: What Are Opiates? Are They All Addictive? As you probably know, there is an opiate epidemic going on across the nation.  It’s not just the lower income level populations either. It’s the lower, middle, and upper levels of income segments, with people in the poorest sections and the richest sections struggling with an [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on Addiction Treatment: What Are Opiates? Are They All Addictive?

Are You a Functioning Alcoholic?

Are You a Functioning Alcoholic? There are a lot of high functioning alcoholics out there.  Though you may never know it by their outward appearance, inside they are slowly falling apart, wishing they could stop or at the very least – cut down on drinking. Functioning alcoholics are a bit different than non-functioning alcoholics.  For [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Are You a Functioning Alcoholic?

Codependency, Addiction, And The Victim Mentality

Codependency, Addiction, And The Victim Mentality Codependency is defined as an unhealthy attachment to another person.  There are many characteristics associated with codependency, such as caretaking, people pleasing in order to feel appreciated, enabling, feeling insecure, fearing abandonment, controlling, manipulating, unable to accept reality, and more. Another characteristic of codependency is having a victim mentality.  [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Codependency, Addiction, And The Victim Mentality

How You Can Help An Addicted Loved One

How You Can Help An Addicted Loved One There are many people across the nation concerned about their loved ones drinking or drugging behavior. Whether it's alcohol, drugs like pain pills or Xanax, or illegal drugs like cocaine or heroin, they're just not sure what to do to help their loved one break free from [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on How You Can Help An Addicted Loved One

8 Ways to Prevent Relapse on Drugs and Alcohol

8 Ways to Prevent Relapse on Drugs and Alcohol Alcohol and drug addiction in the United States is at an all-time high. It's tough to watch the nightly news anymore without hearing something about the opiate epidemic going on, or lives being destroyed on account of alcohol or drugs. This is no longer the elephant in [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Blog, Relapse Prevention|Comments Off on 8 Ways to Prevent Relapse on Drugs and Alcohol

What Are The Most Addictive Drugs?

What Are The Most Addictive Drugs? While there are varying answers to the question, “What are the most addictive drugs?” many people will tell you that there are a handful of drugs that rank up there as drugs to never, ever try. Why? Because they are so addictive and quite deadly, to say the least. [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on What Are The Most Addictive Drugs?

Who is at Risk to Become an Alcoholic?

Who is at Risk to Become an Alcoholic? Alcohol use is promoted in just about every venue around the United States. There are alcohol commercials on television that portray drinking as being America's favorite pastime. There are ads in magazines and billboards on the side of the streets, and plenty of people talking about how [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|Alcoholism, Blog|Comments Off on Who is at Risk to Become an Alcoholic?

Is Stress a Predictor of Relapse?

Is Stress a Predictor of Relapse? Stress seems to be at an all-time high these days, with many people complaining that they just don't have enough time to get all the things done that they need to. Some work stressful jobs or have heavy loads in school. Others have families to tend to, financial struggles, [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Blog, Relapse Prevention|Comments Off on Is Stress a Predictor of Relapse?

Why Can’t I Get Sober on My Own?

Why Can’t I Get Sober on My Own? I'm going to stop drinking tomorrow. Perhaps you’ve said this more than one time, only to find yourself picking up another drink within a few days or a few weeks. It's not uncommon for the average to heavy drinker to have the desire to stop drinking or [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Why Can’t I Get Sober on My Own?

What to Do When You Relapse

What to Do When You Relapse When you’re walking the road to recovery, sometimes a relapse occurs. It’s actually quite common. In fact, those in early recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction relapse at least once while they’re on their sobriety journey.  Just as addiction is a learned behavior, so is recovery. So, what do [...]

By | December 31st, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on What to Do When You Relapse