Drug and Alcohol Detoxing 101

Detoxification is a process to manage withdrawal symptoms. This is done by clearing toxins from a person who is physically dependent on drugs or alcohol. The goal is to minimize physical harm. Important note: this is different than substance abuse treatment or rehabilitation. Detox is the medically supervised process to prevent life-threatening problems that would appear, if the addict was left untreated

The Dangers Of Alcohol To Pregnancy

Alcohol and Pregnancy Don’t Mix It would seem that “everyone knows” that you should never drink alcohol while pregnant.  There are usually three reasons a woman will drink alcohol while she is pregnant. The first is that she is an alcoholic and cannot or will not control her drinking. The second is that she does … Continue reading The Dangers Of Alcohol To Pregnancy

Addiction and Organic Coffee?

Addiction is described as one of the rising problems in the world nowadays. If we look at the description of the word here, it is the surrender or devotion towards something or someone habitually or obsessively. The word addiction is mainly used for illegal stuff and is considered to be treated with as soon as … Continue reading Addiction and Organic Coffee?

Finding an Effective Rehab Center and Treatment Plan for Your Loved One

The Challenge of finding the best rehab Selecting the right rehab center for your loved one can be challenging. There are many factors to consider and questions to ask. In the end, the best choice for your loved one will depend on their situation and personal preferences. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your options, here … Continue reading Finding an Effective Rehab Center and Treatment Plan for Your Loved One

Going to Outpatient Rehab While Keeping Your Job

Employment and Outpatient rehab By Ben Kaneaiakala, Founder, Phoenix Rising Behavioral Believe it or not, over 14 million working Americans have a substance use disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This represents about 1 out of every 8 workers is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem. Too many of … Continue reading Going to Outpatient Rehab While Keeping Your Job

The Dangers of Oxycodone

Opioids in America The Opioid Crisis has had harsh effects on the country in recent years. According to White House data, in 2016 more than two million Americans had an addiction to prescription or illicit opioids, that same year nearly 175 Americans died from a drug overdose every day, with many of those attributed to … Continue reading The Dangers of Oxycodone

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Drug Addiction Solutions Include Outpatient Options Even when someone realizes they need to get help for a drug or alcohol problem, the obstacles to actually getting into treatment can seem formidable. One of the widely held misconceptions about addiction rehab is that it involves leaving work and family for an extended period, substantially impacting both … Continue reading Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Teen Addiction: More Dangerous Than You Might Think

The Real Danger of Addiction in Teens It is a story told far too often. A teenager has a bright future. He gets good grades, has plenty of friends and begins thinking about colleges and scholarships. He goes to a high school party one night, where his peers are experimenting with drugs, like heroin and … Continue reading Teen Addiction: More Dangerous Than You Might Think

Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

Most people assume the remedy for recovery involves detox and abstinence from the drugs/alcohol. The truth is, this is only the beginning. Recovery is a lifelong process, one that requires discipline and most importantly intensive treatment and therapy. Addiction is usually a symptom of an underlying issue such as trauma, abuse, grief, and many other … Continue reading Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

How Couples Can Weather the Storm of Addiction and Begin to Heal

  There are very few things that can bring a solid, loving relationship down as efficiently as addiction. Dependence on drugs and/or alcohol bleeds into every facet of a relationship and breeds lies, animosity, resentment and even infidelity. From identifying the addiction, confronting your partner, getting help, and mending what’s broken, it is a struggle … Continue reading How Couples Can Weather the Storm of Addiction and Begin to Heal