Heroin and Fentanyl

About four years ago there was a sudden surge in overdose deaths, at the time attributed to heroin. It wasn’t clear why the drastic uptick in heroin overdoses were happening at first. Eventually, the answer came: Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is at least fifty times more potent than morphine, used in the […]

Why Are Alcoholics So Mean to the Ones They Love

The relationship between alcoholism and anger is legend. Alcohol abuse can instill a false sense of grandiosity, power, and superiority that often results in angry outbursts. Being at the wrong end of these outbursts can be very painful, as many loved ones of alcoholics can attest to. Alcohol seems to steal away the person you […]

How to Break Ambien Addiction

Insomnia is one of the most mentioned complaints heard in the doctor’s office. It seems more people struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep than ever before, and subsequently a large number of Americans are dependent on sleep inducing medications. In fact, between 50-70 million adults struggle with a sleep disorder, according to the Centers […]

Do I have Alcohol Poisoning or a Bad Hang Over

After a night of excessive drinking the morning brings with it the unpleasant effects of a hangover. The intensity of the hangover will be directly related to the amount of alcohol consumed, so symptoms can range dramatically from mild to those that mimic alcohol withdrawals. The hangover may last for one day or up to […]

Even knowing all the serious consequences that accompany alcohol addiction, many alcoholics will persist in their compulsive drinking just to avoid the detox and withdrawal experience. Understandably, alcohol detox is highly unpleasant and can become a serious medical emergency if not managed by a trained team of detox specialists who can quickly intervene. Serious health […]

Do Relationships Get Better after Rehab

One of the most tragic outcomes of active addiction is the damage it does to your primary relationships, especially the one with your partner or spouse. Addiction can take a serious toll on a couple, leaving a long trail of broken promises, broken trust, anger, and frustration behind. Whether a relationship can mend following detox […]

Addiction Free

At some juncture while in active addiction you might close your eyes and allow yourself to recall an earlier time in life when you felt authentically happy.  In that mental image of the former you joy and peace radiate from your being. Sadly, you may feel you have fallen so far away from that earlier […]

Luxury Rehab for Men

When you imagine what a luxury rehab is like most likely thoughts of women enjoying massages, yoga, and spa treatments may pop into your head.  Not so fast!  Luxury rehab for men is a growing niche in this segment of the addiction treatment industry.  Women aren’t the only ones who desire the most enjoyable, relaxing […]

Alcoholic Hepatitis Treatment

Things to Know About Alcoholic Hepatitis Treatment One of the most serious physical health conditions that can result from long-term excessive alcohol consumption is alcoholic hepatitis.  Alcoholic hepatitis is an inflammatory condition that causes damage to liver cells due to alcoholism. If the condition is caught early, and the patient ceases consuming alcohol, the liver […]

Opiate Dependency

Treating Opiate Dependency No matter how badly someone wants to quit using opiates, getting free from opiate dependence will take much more than willpower alone.  As the drug epidemic in the U.S. continues to ratchet up, addiction programs strive to meet the demand and provide various treatment measures that will offer hope.   Since 2013 […]