English Mountain Recovery Center blogarticles in the field of substance use disorders and addiction recovery. Here you will find news, information, and inspiration about drug and alcohol addiction and recovery.
When a person chooses a treatment center for addiction, they have taken a big step toward changing their life. Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction takes hard work and commitment. The individual must be willing to make all the necessary changes to become sober. Once they arrive at their residential treatment center, one of the...Read More
Creative arts therapy is a powerful tool for people in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. Addiction is often a symptom of unprocessed emotions or trauma that the person uses drugs or alcohol to escape. Recovery requires the hard work of facing those experiences and emotions and learning how to manage them in a...Read More
Anyone can develop a drug or alcohol addiction regardless of their beliefs, social status, background, or ethnicity. It can be hard to understand why one person is more susceptible to addiction than another. Research shows biological and personal factors make some people more prone to developing a substance use disorder.Addiction Risk Factors & PreventionHowever, it...Read More
Alcohol Use: When Is It a Problem?It is not uncommon for a person who struggles with alcohol use to deny they have a drinking problem. Sometimes, their family and friends can see they are struggling with alcohol use. Other times, the person themselves may wonder if their alcohol consumption has crossed the line.Warning Signs of...Read More
Watching a loved one struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol is a heartbreaking, painful experience. You want to help, but you do not know what to do. You feel helpless as you watch them destroying their lives. You have tried talking to them, but they refuse to listen. When your loved one denies...Read More
A prescription medication, Ativan is generally prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia. It is the brand name of the generic drug lorazepam, a benzodiazepine. Ativan is highly regulated by the United States government and is classified by the US Department of Justice as a Schedule IV drug.Ativan AddictionAtivan is a strong medication that has the...Read More
Everything you do, both voluntary and involuntary, is controlled by the most complex organ in your body: the brain. From your breathing and heartbeat to how you walk and talk, your brain controls it all. Not only does it control your every thought, action, and feeling, but your brain also has the amazing ability to...Read More
Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a chronic brain disease. Like other chronic diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes, addiction is treatable but not curable. But with dedication and hard work, long-term addiction recovery is possible.Not All Addiction Treatment Is the SameThe aim of every addiction treatment program is to help individuals stop using...Read More
What Is IV Drug Use?Intravenous (IV) drug use involves using a syringe and needle to inject a substance directly into the bloodstream. The drug is generally injected into a vein (intravascular). It can also be injected under the skin (subcutaneous), known as skin-popping. Sometimes the substance is intentionally or accidentally injected into a muscle (intramuscular).Using...Read More
A prescription medication, Valium is the brand name for the generic drug diazepam. It is in the class of drugs called benzodiazepines and is classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Drugs in this classification have the potential for abuse and can cause psychological dependence or physical...Read More
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