Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is a gradual process. It is a challenge that requires strength, determination, and perseverance. While traditional evidence-based treatment methods primarily focus on the physical aspect of addiction, holistic therapy focuses on the whole person. It considers the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of the person’s well-being, operating...Read More
For many individuals, family support plays a crucial role in the recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. It offers the emotional and moral encouragement necessary to continue with the recovery process. Research shows that people with substance use disorders have better recovery outcomes when their family members, whether biological or chosen, provide positive support.Understanding the...Read More
The short answer to the title question is yes. Research shows a significant link between substance addiction and the increasing risk of suicidal thoughts, attempts, and completed suicides. Although addiction and suicide are often viewed as separate issues, understanding the connection between the two will help people struggling with one or both of them.Understanding Addiction...Read More
Fentanyl, developed in the 1960s, has been a critical part of medical strategies for managing pain for decades. However, in recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in fentanyl abuse and addiction, often resulting in tragedy. In the United States, it is one of the drugs most commonly involved in fatal overdoses.Below are 16...Read More
When it comes to describing drug and alcohol use to a loved one or discussing substance issues, many people often use the words misuse (also called substance abuse), dependence, and addiction interchangeably. They assume the words refer to the same thing or varying levels of the same condition. However, these terms represent distinct concepts. When...Read More
To be successful, treatment for drug and alcohol addiction requires a combination of different kinds of therapy. One therapeutic approach often included in an individual’s treatment plan is experiential therapy. Many different techniques and forms of therapy involving actions or activities make up the broad category of experiential therapy.Experiential Therapy ExplainedExperiential therapy is not a...Read More
Relapse is an unfortunate reality for many individuals in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. It is crucial to remember that addiction is a chronic disease, and relapse is not a sign of weakness or failure. A relapse can happen to anyone, regardless of how long they have been in addiction recovery. While it may feel...Read More
Prescription drug abuse and addiction is a growing problem in the United States, yet it often goes unnoticed or unaddressed. Unlike other forms of substance abuse and addiction, prescription drug misuse can easily go undetected as these medications are legally obtained and commonly prescribed by doctors. However, the consequences of this addiction are just as...Read More
Alcoholism is a serious and complex disease that affects more than 29 million people in the United States. Also known as alcohol addiction and alcohol use disorder (AUD), alcoholism is a progressive disorder that can have devastating effects on a person’s physical and mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. While it may seem like alcoholism...Read More
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