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Chronic Pain and Addiction

We all know someone who suffers from chronic pain: arthritis swelling joints, muscles pulling spines or cancer pain.  Studies show that chronic pain effects more than 100 million Americans a year—compared to 25.8 million Americans suffering from diabetes or 16.3 million suffering from heart disease.  So what exactly is chronic pain?  Normal, or acute pain, [...]

By | August 14th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Chronic Pain and Addiction

Understanding the Traits of an Addictive Personality

Dealing with addiction, whether you're the person addicted or you're someone trying to help, can be overwhelming and confusing for everyone involved. Especially if the person that requires help doesn't realize they have a problem, it can be even more difficult to get them the help they need. And, if someone you love has an [...]

By | August 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding the Traits of an Addictive Personality

What Are Behavioral Addictions and Why Are They Harmful?

It seems today's news stories mention addiction on a regular basis. You might only associate cases of addiction to substances like drugs, though. If so, you could be surprised to know that other forms of addiction are just as dangerous. Addictions of all kinds can be dangerous. You feel fortunate that no one in your [...]

By | August 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What Are Behavioral Addictions and Why Are They Harmful?

10 Most Common Addictions People Often Suffer With

You've probably heard the phrase, "Oh, I'm addicted" in relation to pretty much anything from a new product to a binge-worthy Netflix TV show. But the fact of the matter is that there are millions of people suffering from addiction worldwide, and it's more of a threat than many of us understand. While the above [...]

By | August 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Most Common Addictions People Often Suffer With

How to Identify Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Every single day, there are more than 100 people all across the U.S. who die as a result of an opiate overdose. The opiate epidemic has spiraled out of control, and it's currently taking a huge toll on millions of American families. If you know someone who is addicted to heroin, fentanyl, prescription pain relievers, [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How to Identify Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Loving an Addict: A Non-Addict’s Guide to the Recovery Process

Addiction is a family disease. When one person in the family is addicted to alcohol or drugs, it is highly likely that the whole family is also suffering from the effects of this insidious disease. Families of addicts and alcoholics may want to help their loved ones, but often they have been caught up in [...]

By | July 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Loving an Addict: A Non-Addict’s Guide to the Recovery Process

What to Do If a Loved One Relapses

Unfortunately, relapse is something that most recovering alcoholics and drug addicts will have to deal with at some point. According to one study that was done, about two-thirds of all recovering addicts end up relapsing within the first year of their recovery. And while the relapse rate dips to just 15 percent after five years [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What to Do If a Loved One Relapses

What Are Opiates And Why Are They Addictive?

What are opiates, and what makes them dangerous? You might have heard about the "opiate crisis." Maybe you've even had someone in your life struggle from opiate addiction. But you also know that opiates are often prescribed by doctors. How could a prescription medication come with so many issues? The answer lies in understanding what [...]

By | July 14th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What Are Opiates And Why Are They Addictive?

How Children Can Cope When They Have Drug Addicted Parents

Drug dependency is nothing new in the United States. In fact, The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism predicts that at least 25% of children under the age of eighteen are exposed to substance abuse while growing up. That means one in four kids are growing up in a home with alcoholic or drug [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How Children Can Cope When They Have Drug Addicted Parents

What Is Rehab Like? Your Guide to a Day in Rehab

Are you considering treatment options for an alcohol or drug problem? Addiction is a harrowing disease that has been linked to major health risks, including death. In 2015, alcohol-related deaths claimed the lives of 88,000 Americans, according to U.S. News. And, projections for the following year show that drug-related deaths were expected to reach almost [...]

By | July 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What Is Rehab Like? Your Guide to a Day in Rehab

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