Remove Yourself from that CoDependent Relationship

It’s a choice, usually a subconscious one, to invest your life and well-being into that of another person. If that other person happens to be a fellow addict—which they often are—you’re not just codependent: you’re co-addicted, too. In addiction recovery, co-addiction is seldom addressed directly. Co-addictions come to light when determining whether or not a […]

How Do I know if My College Student Has a Drug Addiction?

Having a child can be both rewarding and a never-ending source of worry. As a parent, you work hard to set them up for success and guide them to make the right choices as they head into adulthood. However, the college years can be very stressful, and unfortunately, its not uncommon for young adults to […]

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 […]

Letting Go of Anger in Treatment

If you want to free yourself from an addiction, you have to be in a good mental state. That doesn’t mean the people who wronged you in the past are suddenly justified; it just means that you’re going to have to forgive them, whether you like it or not. You can’t afford to be resentful, […]

Examining Success Rates of Drug Rehab Programs

If you’re considering treatment for drug or alcohol abuse, or you’ve already begun your journey to sobriety, you’ve probably heard some negative statistics about inpatient treatment–its costs, its success rates, and the fundamental ideologies behind it. Much is myth, and much is misunderstood. Statistics alone don’t quite speak volumes when dealing with something so broad, […]

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 […]