Have you or a loved one been prescribed Klonopin and you’re wondering whether it has the potential to be addictive? Do you have concerns that a loved one may have become addicted to this medication?Klonopin does have helpful qualities, but its use needs to be monitored carefully by a doctor. Misuse of this medication can...Read More
A residential recovery program for drug and alcohol abuse is one of the treatment options available to people seeking to break free from addiction and make a fresh start. Since treatment centers can vary in details about their approach to treatment and the way they deliver their services, it’s important to get to know more...Read More
Problem drinking can be described in several ways. People often want to talk around the issue of alcohol abuse rather than saying that someone is an alcoholic. However, defining problem drinking as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and classifying it as mild, moderate or severe places it squarely in the realm of a medical issue. The...Read More
If you’re getting ready to go to rehab or you’re helping a loved one prepare to go into a drug and alcohol treatment center, you need to know that certain items are not allowed for clients in treatment. Some of them are barred for health and security reasons, while others are not permitted because they...Read More
Addiction may be a chronic disease that affects both men and women, but that doesn’t mean that both genders experience it in exactly the same manner. There are distinct differences in substance abuse patterns for women.Gender and Substance AbuseStatistics show that gender is an important factor in substance abuse. Consider the following:The National Survey on...Read More
It’s not just your imagination…the change of seasons, in particular, the lack of natural sunlight we get in the fall and winter, can affect your mood and mental health. With it, your recovery can be affected as well. This is known as seasonal affect disorder (SAD).Addiction Recovery in WinterDuring the winter months, it’s challenging for...Read More
The holidays are a time when families look forward to getting together to enjoy the best of the season. This includes celebrating with music, food, and drink.During this festive time, you may be thinking about the year that has passed, as well as previous holiday seasons. In a number of families, there is someone who...Read More
The holiday season is a time when family and friends look forward to spending time together. For people in recovery, this time of year presents a double-edged sword that can put them at higher risk for a relapse. There are more events where alcohol may be served, and this time of year can be stressful...Read More
Addiction treatment doesn’t stop when a client completes residential inpatient treatment. It would be unrealistic and unfair to send someone home without offering a plan for aftercare post addiction treatment and expect them to remain sober. The aftercare is an important part of the recovery plan, and this stage isn’t something that should be overlooked. How...Read More
Addiction treatment requires an individualized approach if it’s going to be successful in helping a client achieve sobriety. Cookie-cutter approaches don’t work for this type of chronic illness. Experiential therapy is one technique that may be part of an overall treatment plan. It may be used in conjunction with other therapies, such as individual counseling...Read More
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