are you showing the signs of alcoholism

What are the Signs of Alcoholism?

Sometimes the signs of alcoholism or alcohol addiction are obvious. For example, when someone is constantly drinking or intoxicated, it’s clear that they are abusing alcohol, but do they have an alcohol use disorder? There are different stages of addiction, and dependency can look different for different people. When it comes to alcohol use disorder,…

inpatient vs. outpatient addiction treatment

Inpatient vs. Outpatient

When choosing a drug and alcohol treatment program, it’s necessary to make sure individuals find the right program. Broadly speaking, addiction treatment programs fall into two categories: inpatient and outpatient. Both focus on rehabilitation, but each type offers different benefits. Within each category, there are varieties of programs that can meet the unique needs of…

what to expect in drug and alcohol rehab

Rehab: What To Expect

You’ve decided that it’s time to get your life back, and you’re ready to enter treatment for alcohol or substance abuse. Like most people, you probably find yourself wondering, “What is rehab like?” It’s normal to be a little apprehensive when you’re trying something new. Even if you’ve been in drug and alcohol rehab before,…

signs of addiction

Signs of Addiction

Addiction is a challenging disease to identify in others. While many may think it’s easy to see when someone is struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol), the reality is often very different. Individuals can become inadvertently addicted, as in the case of many prescription drug addictions. Often the individual…

symptoms of heroin overdose

Symptoms Of Heroin Overdose

If your loved one is using drugs, you know that they’re putting their life in danger. It can be hard to step back and watch as someone you care about moves through a downward spiral. One of the most important things that you can do for their health is to be on the lookout for…

5 Signs of Meth Addiction

Meth is an intense drug that can severely impact the user’s life. Because of the complex chemical makeup of the drug, it doesn’t take many uses of meth to cross over into full-blown addiction. Recognizing the signs of addiction is vital in finding the right support for friends or loved ones who may be struggling…

physical dependence and addiction

The Difference between Physical Dependence and Addiction

Physical dependence, or addiction, happens when an individual needs one or more drugs to function in everyday life. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) used to differentiate between abuse and dependence. Experts considered abuse to be the early phase of drug use that led to physical dependence. Many people view dependency as a more severe problem…

life after addiction

Life After Addiction: How to Prevent Relapse

The first year of recovery and life after addiction can be hard to manage. There are triggers everywhere, and applying the skills you learned during your time in rehab isn’t always that easy. It’s possible to discover a void from a past life. Whether the void is low self-esteem, avoiding bad feelings, or past experiences,…