Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Drug Addiction Help

Why Finding Funding for Treatment Is Worth It

When you or a loved one faces substance abuse and addiction, treatment is the answer. While this explanation seems clear about how to end your struggle with drug or alcohol abuse, several excuses and barriers can get in the way of you attending rehab. The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment shared the result of a study that found “problem drinkers were asked to identify barriers to, as well as reasons... [Read more]

What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

Interventions have been so dramatized in entertainment and news media that the reality of what is actually involved has become buried. People expect drama-filled, intense confrontations, and this expectation may lead them to believe an intervention is not right for their loved one or cannot work. This is far from the truth, as interventions, real interventions that are led by professionals, are highly... [Read more]

College and Recovery: the Importance of Finding a Sober Peer Community

College is a time for growth and change, and it is a time when young adults face unique opportunities and challenges. However, those in addiction recovery face more challenges than some students, so sober peer communities are both assets and opportunities for growth and support. Peer support and a sense of community benefit anyone who is struggling to fit in with other people, make good choices or... [Read more]

Addiction and Mental Health Conditions: Does It Matter Which Came First?

When diagnosing and treating drug addiction, doctors and therapist must determine if there are any underlying mental illnesses that are contributing to or causing the problem. If a mental illness is discovered it is called a Dual Diagnosis. A Dual Diagnosis requires simultaneous treatment of both the mental illness and the drug addiction. When both conditions are treated at the same time, the likelihood... [Read more]

What Makes Some Painkillers More Effective Than Others?

When it comes to pain, one pill may seem no different than another, yet this is not the case. The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) shares that, “Opioids don’t work on all types of pain, and they do not work equally well for all individuals.” Different medications come in different strengths, but milligram to milligram, why are some more effective than others? There are many reasons... [Read more]