Narcan: Saving a Life or Enabling Addiction

Narcan: Saving a Life or Enabling Addiction

We live in the midst of an opioid epidemic, which continues to wreak havoc on the country with hundreds of people in the United States dying of overdoses every day. This increase has caused a record number of opioid-related overdose deaths. According to the National...
Planning an Intervention for Your Loved One

Planning an Intervention for Your Loved One

Addiction is very complex and harmful to a person who suffers from it. Addiction affects all aspects of his or her life. It destroys relationships and creates distance among family members and loved ones. Planning an intervention helps open the door to communication...
What is Medical Detox and is it Safe?

What is Medical Detox and is it Safe?

Before a person goes to treatment for addiction, he or she needs to eliminate all toxins from their body. This process is known as detoxification (detox) and should be done under supervision from a medical professional. Never detox on your own. Medical detox is safer...
Going Back to Work After Treatment

Going Back to Work After Treatment

Adjusting to a new lifestyle after treatment can be difficult. Many changes must be made to live a productive, healthy life without mind-altering substances. Treatment teaches you skills to cope with stress and anxiety while in recovery. Going back to work after...
Helping a Loved One with a Drinking Problem

Helping a Loved One with a Drinking Problem

When a person drinks excessive amounts of alcohol despite the negative consequences that it causes, he or she might have a drinking problem. A person with a drinking problem cannot control how much they drink or continues to drink after having too much. The brain...
Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a drug derived from the coca plant that increases the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. Cocaine is usually snorted but can be smoked or injected when it is processed into crack. The brain rapidly releases dopamine, which causes pleasurable effects or...
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