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

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

How TMS Helps Those in Recovery from Addiction

  Finding lasting relief from the stranglehold of drug or alcohol addiction can be a formidable challenge.  Those who struggle with addiction may even successfully complete a treatment program, only to see themselves relapse soon after discharge.  To work so hard at getting clean and sober—going through detox and withdrawal, getting intensive therapy, and actively … Continue reading How TMS Helps Those in Recovery from Addiction

What No One Tells You About Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse

Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse is more common then you would expect.  Experiencing anxiety in life is inevitable. But it’s not all bad. Anxiety is a survival skill. In fact, anxiety played an important role in ancient humans. Thousands of years ago, when Homo Sapiens inhabited the earth, anxiety was used when taking action during … Continue reading What No One Tells You About Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse

The Book of Life – Sobriety Version

Of course, nobody actually receives a book of life when they are children, but most children have no problem making the right decisions. I believe that we are all born with the ability to recognize what is right and wrong, but the ultimate decision is up to the individual. As we grow up and suffer negative consequences for making the wrong decisions, we often learn from our mistakes.