The Pros and Cons of Being at Home in Recovery

The Pros and Cons of Being at Home in Recovery

Giving oneself the greatest chance at success in recovery starts with choosing the right rehab for the individual. While there is not one facility or program that is right for everyone, there are over 14,500 treatment facilities in the United States alone, according to the National...
Why Addiction Doesn’t Care What Drug Is Used

Why Addiction Doesn’t Care What Drug Is Used

As defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking behavior and use, despite the harmful consequences it is causing the addict and others. [1] As a brain disease, addiction actually creates...
The Role of Continuing Care in Recovery

The Role of Continuing Care in Recovery

Continuing care programs, also described as after care programs, are programs that follow the initial treatment stage of addiction or substance use disorders. No matter what treatment program an individual is on, whether it is a 28-day or 90-day, inpatient or outpatient, continuing care...
What Causes Addiction?

What Causes Addiction?

Addiction is an illness that can be brought on by several internal and external events. In short, addiction can be physical or emotional, genetic or environmental, and it can include one or multiple factors. Many people cannot comprehend addiction, because they cannot grasp how someone...
The Addictive Effects of Benzodiazepines

The Addictive Effects of Benzodiazepines

Celebrity deaths from prescription drug overdose have seemed ominous in recent years. Multiple public figures have shocked the world as they were found dead due to a drug-related issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that, in 2010, 30 percent of prescription overdose...
Youth and Addiction

Youth and Addiction

Despite a young person’s age, specific notions affect the drug culture among the country’s youth. While many parents, authority figures and role models are quick to scold a teenager who abuses drugs, they are not always concerned with addiction; parents are often concerned with the...