What Exactly is Medical Detoxification?

What Exactly is Medical Detoxification? A medically supervised detox can help you or your loved one withdraw in a safe environment with trained clinicians. It’s a common misconception that any type of detox will be effective. Some people try to quit drugs and alcohol on their own, while others may [...]

January 18th, 2017|

Benzo Addiction and Detoxing from Benzos

Benzo Addiction and Detoxing from Benzos Benzodiazepines, commonly known as benzos, are a class of prescription drugs that depress the central nervous system. As CNS depressants, benzos are primarily used as sedatives and tranquilizers to slow brain activity. Doctors most often prescribe benzos for sleep disorders like insomnia or psychological [...]

December 13th, 2016|

5 Benefits of Going to Rehab for the Holidays

5 Benefits of Going to Rehab for the Holidays Are you or a loved one thinking about going to rehab for the holidays? Despite popular belief, the holidays can end up being the best time of year to receive addiction treatment. There’s no doubt that the holidays can be a [...]

December 5th, 2016|

Carfentanil and U-47700: Killer Synthetic Opioids

Carfentanil and U-47700: Killer Synthetic Opioids Designer drugs like carfentanil and U-47700 are infiltrating the U.S. at an alarming rate. The opioid epidemic has taken America by storm. You can’t turn on the local news without there being coverage of another fatal overdose from opioids, more specifically synthetic opioids. New synthetic opioids [...]

November 28th, 2016|

Drug Abuse Warning Signs: Symptoms to Look Out For

Drug Abuse Warning Signs Drug addiction is a dangerous and potentially fatal disease, but it can be treated and recovery is possible. If you suspect that your loved one may be struggling with drug abuse, there are some drug abuse warning signs and symptoms to be aware of. Drug abuse [...]

October 13th, 2016|

Disease Model of Addiction: Is Addiction a Disease?

Disease Model of Addiction Addiction is a complex disease affecting the brain and the body that involves compulsive use of one or more substances despite negative consequences. Addiction disrupts the parts of the brain that are responsible for judgment, memory, reward, and motivation. Addiction results in serious health and [...]

October 10th, 2016|

Drug Detox: A Guide for Family Members

Drug Detox: A Guide for Family Members Watching a family member’s life spiral out of control due to drug and alcohol abuse is an incredibly painful experience. Addiction is a family disease and it affects everyone it touches. Living with active addiction can put family members under intense stress [...]

September 26th, 2016|

What Is Fentanyl? The Dangers of this Deadly Drug

What Is Fentanyl? The Dangers of This Deadly Drug Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alert to health professionals, public health departments, first responders, and others about the increase in fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths throughout the United States. Fentanyl-laced heroin has been linked [...]

September 26th, 2016|

Alcohol Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Alcohol

Alcohol Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Alcohol Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease if left untreated. People struggling with alcoholism experience incessant cravings for, increased tolerance of, and physical dependence on alcohol. Alcoholics continue to drink despite the many negative consequences their drinking has caused [...]

September 26th, 2016|

Adderall Abuse on the Rise in the United States

Adderall Abuse on the Rise in the U.S. According to a joint investigative report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today, Adderall abuse is on the rise in the United States. The report states that legal amphetamines, prescribed as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs, are causing a “trail of [...]

September 26th, 2016|