Alcohol Addiction Treatment

A Lesser Known Risk of Alcohol Use: Gout
A Lesser Known Risk of Alcohol Use: Gout

Gout is a painful form of arthritis. Symptoms of gout occur suddenly and include intense joint pain, usually in the large joint of the big toe. The pain may also be in the ankles, knees, wrists, or fingers. The affected joints become swollen, red, and tender, which may limit your range of motion. An attack…

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Is it Safe to Drink While Taking Adderall?
Is it Safe to Drink While Taking Adderall?

Adderall is a stimulant typically prescribed for ADHD. It’s a common medication and it’s frequently diverted or misused. It sometimes even misused by people who need it for ADHD. Most of the time, Adderall is misused by students who need to get a lot of studying done, as Adderall’s whole purpose is to increase focus…

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Know the Symptoms: The 4 Stages of Alcoholism

If you suffer from alcohol addiction, you are not alone. As of 2015, over 17 million people deal with alcohol abuse or dependence every day. Addiction is a sneaky disease that tricks you into thinking you’re in control while tightening its grasp on your life. What starts as harmless experimentation can evolve into dependence, which quickly turns…

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How do the 12-Steps Work?

How do the 12-Steps Work? The 12-Step Program is widely known as being associated with Alcoholics Anonymous which began in the 1930s. There are other programs set up that use the same basic steps adjusted to fit the needs of the group such as Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous They even have other programs for…

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Journaling: How Does It Help With Addiction Treatment

Journaling: How Does It Help With Addiction Treatment During addiction treatment the patient becomes more aware of their addiction, the reasons behind their addiction, and more mindful of their feelings. Many people kept journals or diaries as children but often stop when they become adults and are faced with other responsibilities such as school, work,…

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False Facts You’ve Heard About Rehab

False “Facts” You’ve Heard About Rehab With addiction becoming more common, especially with today’s opioid epidemic plaguing the Nation, more and more people are talking about substance abuse rehabilitation. There are many facts out there about treatment centers, some true, and some false. These false “facts” being talked about can be detrimental, especially to someone…

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Treatment Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

Treatment Doesn’t Have To Be Boring.  How Recreational Therapy Improves Addiction Treatment. Many people, when they think of recovery treatment, they think about the detox (which is probably the least desirable part), all the individual and group therapies they will have to do, and how boring the sober days are going to be. This is…

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Is Your Loved One Addicted (How to Spot Addiction)

Is Your Loved One Addicted (How to Spot Addiction) Addiction: The National Institute on Drug Abuse says it’s a chronic disease. It knows no boundaries of socioeconomic class, gender, race, intelligence, or age. Addiction affects people all across the globe, from movie stars and political leaders to grandparents. Addition is a relapsing brain disease that…

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How to Tell Your Children You Are Going to Rehab

How to Tell Your Children You Are Going to Rehab You have made the decision to get yourself the treatment you need for your substance abuse and have got everything set in order. The only thing left is to tell your children where mommy/daddy is going. This can seem like a difficult conversation. In many…

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