How Group Therapy Can Help with Alcohol Addiction

The road to recovery from alcohol addiction is often a personal one, so it’s understandable that you might not want to share your experiences with others. However, regular group therapy sessions have been known to help immensely with those trying to overcome a drinking problem as well as co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression. Here […]

Can I Help Someone Prevent Relapse?

Relapse is an unfortunate reality of recovery, and relapse prevention is a critical component of recovering from any addiction. If somebody has a loved one in recovery, then they most likely have a role to play in order to prevent the individual in recovery from relapsing. But how to help someone prevent relapse? Preventing Relapse […]

The Reason Parents May Be Enabling Addictive Behavior

Parents bear the responsibility to help prepare children for life. Naturally, parents want what is best to make children successful and happy but sometimes that instinct can also hurt children. Learn how a family can help a loved one with addiction without becoming an enabler and how to quit enabling if the cycle has already […]

The Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Therapy

Drug rehab becomes necessary when dependency turns into addiction; when the person loses their ability to control their drug usage or behavior. All addiction treatments start with detoxification, but after that, you have a few options: inpatient or out. People with severe addictions should start with inpatient rehab and continue on with outpatient afterward. WHY […]

Withdrawal Symptoms of Opiate Addiction

Opiates are a group of drugs derived from opium, a part of the poppy plant and one of the oldest-known medicines in the world. Heroin and morphine are common illicit opiates, but lots of prescription medications include opiates, too. These drugs are simple to synthesize, relatively cheap, and highly effective — which is why they’ve […]

Admitting Mistakes In Recovery

It may sound cliché, but it’s the hard truth: everybody makes mistakes. No matter how many times those words are spoken, there will always be those who have trouble admitting their errors – not just to others, but to themselves as well. That’s common behavior among patients of addiction. The right mix of chemicals and […]

How to Quit Heroin Safely

Are you or a loved one using heroin? Do you exhibit the signs and symptoms of heroin addiction? You can stop using heroin and recover for good, but getting sober will require more than just a detox. Heroin addiction recovery is a long-term process that requires determination and patience. Learning how to quit heroin is […]

A Look at Heroin Cravings

Ever experience a deep, deep yearning for something? That’s sort of how a drug craving feels. However, cravings for heroin are sharper, stronger, and far more intense – simple as that. But how exactly does it feel? It’s something most non-addicts wonder, either because of what they’ve seen on TV or what they’ve witnessed from […]

Withdrawal Symptoms of Ecstasy

Perhaps the most popular of the “club drugs,” ecstasy (MDMA) is often viewed as safe. It’s actually pretty risky, though. MDMA can, and does, damage users’ mental health. In rare cases, ecstasy overdose can even cause death. EFFECTS OF ECSTASY When someone takes MDMA, their brain releases a splurge of serotonin, which leads to feelings […]

Getting Help For a Percocet Addiction

Percocet is a powerful opioid painkiller made from oxycodone, an opiate, and acetaminophen, a filler. As a medicine, Percocet has legitimate medical uses. It’s also highly abuse-prone. Addiction to Percocet as well as pure OxyCodone is incredibly common. Many painkiller addicts resort to heroin—a cheaper, more powerful stimulant—once their tolerance to the pills becomes too […]