Rehabilitate in rehab centers

Don’t Incarcerate – Rehabilitate in Rehab Centers

In 2015, nearly 1.5 million people in the United States were arrested on some type of drug violation. This number doesn’t even include those arrested for crimes, such as theft and prostitution, which are often due to the drug’s effect on the person’s behavior. For years, court systems have focused solely on punishment, in the […]

Defeating Addictive Urges

Defeating Addictive Urges with Effective Addiction Treatment

Anyone that is attempting to beat a substance abuse problem is going to go through some tough times – especially when it comes to not giving into urges and cravings. Many addicts end up relapsing because they are unable to withstand such urges and cravings, but fortunately, you can fight them off with effective addiction […]

Role of Addiction Counselor

Role of Addiction Counselor in the Drug Addiction Treatment

The role of counselors in drug addiction treatment is often misunderstood by the public at large. If you or someone close to you is preparing to enter or have already enrolled in a treatment facility, you should take comfort in knowing that addiction counselors aren’t at all there to intimidate or punish! Understanding their role […]

finding right rehab center

How Tough is it to Find Right Rehab Centers for Substance Abuse ?

Once you’ve made the important step of entering into a addiction treatment center, you’re going to have to actually find one that offers the treatment you need. Not all rehab centers offer the same substance abuse treatment, after all. Unfortunately, even though there are many rehab centers to choose from, finding the right one can […]

Managing Your Feelings Without Substances

Managing Your Feelings Without Substances

Whether you’re planning on attending drug and alcohol treatment or have attended already, learning to manage negative emotions is essential to a successful recovery from alcohol or substance abuse. It’s okay to feel such emotions, in fact, it’s completely normal. To cope with negative feelings, you have to understand them, first, in order to act […]

teen addiction and recovery

How the Addiction and Recovery Process Differs with Teens

Studies conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse reveal that 70% of teens have tried alcohol, almost 50% have tried illegal drugs and 20% have misused prescription medication. For some of these teens, this experimentation will lead to addiction. Even more alarming is the fact that many of these teens will not seek help […]

what to do when outside issues Threaten your Sobriety

What to do When Outside Issues Threaten your Sobriety

You’re cruising along in the calm and peaceful sea of sanity and suddenly a gale force wind blows across your bow. Out of nowhere, your peace has been arrested and you find yourself, once again, in the throes of obsession and compulsion. What do you do? There are a number of real-world circumstances that can […]

Addiction Recovery

Overcoming Addiction Stigmas for a Successful Recovery

As you know, addiction is a serious problem that can take a lot of work to overcome. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about addiction and addiction treatment, which has led to a number of stigmas – for example, that addicts simply don’t have the willpower to quit. Stigmas make it more difficult for […]