Starting Recovery With Detox [Guide]

woman thinking about going to detox for her drug and alcohol problem

Reading Time: 7 minutes Once a person has decided to get treatment for their addiction, they may be unsure what route to take to recovery. One of the routes that people are often unsure about is undergoing a detox procedure before entering an actual rehab program. The best way for a person to know if detox is necessary is […]

Is Drug Rehab Worth It?

woman looking at her computer trying to figure out if drug rehab is worth it

Reading Time: 8 minutes You may be ready to take steps to end your substance abuse, but knowing that addiction treatment requires you to invest a great deal of effort, time, and sometimes money, you may be wondering, “is rehab worth it?”. Perhaps you know people who have tried rehab and still relapsed. But relapse should not be your […]

Ambulatory Drug Detox [What Happens]

chance for change detox

Reading Time: 5 minutes Looking to find more information about ambulatory drug detox?The first step to recovering from any form of substance abuse is detox. According to PLOS Medicine, the U.S. ranks number one in population usage of illicit drugs and  sixth in alcoholism.  Thus, ensuing in over 14,000 specialized drug treatment facilities open and offer their services to those who are […]

How to Get Into Emergency Rehab [Definitive Guide]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Do you or someone you love need emergency drug rehab? In critical situations like these, do not hesitate to act, especially under life-threatening circumstances. However, if you fear the worst and want to prepare or understand what to expect with emergency drug treatment, there are some useful tips and things to keep in mind. No […]

Stages of Alcoholism [Guide]

Stages of alcoholism

Reading Time: 5 minutes Struggling with alcoholism is not something that should be taken lightly.  It can be incredibly dangerous to a person’s overall health and can lead to problems with their personal and professional relationships.   If you are struggling with alcohol and are worried you may be an alcoholic, it will be useful to learn which of the stages of […]

Dual Addiction: Meth in the Morning, Heroin at Night

Reading Time: 4 minutes Contents The Dual Addiction of Meth and Heroin: Kim’s Story If it is hard to live with one addiction, and it is even worse when you have dual addiction to substances. Kim, 47, started just like many people who abuse drugs. She used to try to fix a problem. According to her, it all started […]

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The suicide rates for the youth of today have skyrocketed in America over the past few years. More than 6000 teens died in the United States in 2017 due to suicide. This shocking statistic has opened many people’s eyes to the seriousness of suicide. Teens face challenges today that have never been faced in this country […]

Beginning the Journey: Detox vs. Cold Turkey

Beginning the Journey_ Detox vs. Cold Turkey

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you are ready to finally get off drugs for good, the road to recovery you choose can make the battle for sobriety even more difficult. You can choose to detox in a professional facility or try to go cold turkey to gain freedom from your addiction. Let’s take a closer look at how these […]

How to Talk to an Addict in Recovery

What to ask and not to ask an addict

Reading Time: 7 minutes In this guide, we go through the best way to talk to someone in recovery. It can be difficult to know exactly what to say and what not to say.  Here’s a look through the eyes of someone who is in recovery. What matters to them, and how to build a stronger and healthier relationship.   […]

The Importance of Service in Recovery

Reading Time: 5 minutes Service, simply put, is helping out in a group. In addiction we become so focused on ourselves that we lose the habit of considering what others need. In early sobriety, getting involved in helping others can be critical and is beneficial to anyone despite how long he or she has been sober. Service can mean […]