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coke mouth

When we think of cocaine we may conjure up its heady days in the 1980s, where cocaine was the drug of choice at celebrity haunts like Studio 54. Cocaine addiction was rampant back then, but then slid out of the limelight when the drug trade was more strictly enforced causing prices to reach unsustainable levels. […]

Opioid Addiction: Effects on the Family

The opioid epidemic claims nearly 50,000 lives a year in the United States, with a further 1,000+ emergency room admissions. The nation’s health is suffering, the healthcare sector is struggling, and it’s a huge financial burden on the state. But there’s one often overlooked area that could be suffering the most: family. For every addict […]

Shaking Hands Sign of Alcoholism

Alcoholism has a tendency to sneak up on a person. You may be a high functioning alcoholic who manages to sail through your days being productive and socially engaged without tipping off anyone that you struggle with alcohol abuse. But as sure as the sun comes out tomorrow, eventually alcoholism rears its ugly head and […]

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Imagine the difficulty of living with not only a substance use disorder, but suffering with a mental health disorder at the same time.  Just one or the other is a difficult cross to bear, but put them together and daily life can be severely impacted.  Increasing numbers of people are […]

Luxury Rehabs That Accept Insurance

Luxury Rehabs That Accept Insurance Rehabs come in all shapes and sizes, offering a wide range of treatment philosophies, services, amenities, and facility features to select from when the time comes for treatment.  Although even a bare-bones treatment program can offer the basic treatment elements that are standard in addiction treatment, selecting the right rehab […]

Rehabs that Accept Couples

3 Reasons Why Rehabs that Accept Couples Benefit Recovery Sometimes there really can be too much of a good thing.  What may have started out as innocent partying during the early heady days of a budding romance has, over time, evolved into a substance use disorder…for both members of the couple.  In fact, it is […]

chronic pain and opiate addiction

Treating Chronic Pain and Opiate Addiction Back in the late 1990s OxyContin (oxycodone) burst on the pharma scene as a wonder pain reliever for treating chronic pain.  Over the next few years, dosages incrementally went from 10 mg pills to the 160 mg dose pill introduced in 2000.  An aggressive marketing campaign commenced that same […]

PTSD and Addiction

The Link Between PTSD and Addiction The deep-seated emotional effects of having experienced a life-altering trauma will often result in the use of coping techniques to help soothe the pain.  Those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a particularly difficult journey, as the pain and suffering connected to the traumatic event or events […]

Learn why you need a healthy lifestyle to stay off drugs and alcohol If you’re attending a luxury rehab or other program to combat addictive illness, you’ve taken an enormous step towards a longer, healthier life. After all, nothing will steal your well-being faster than the degenerative nature of drug and alcohol dependency. But there […]

And why you can’t use them anymore Maybe you’ve taken the first step in combating addictive illness — recognizing there’s a problem. There’s nothing to be ashamed of when you realize you struggle with the disease of alcoholism, or are unable to control your cravings for dangerous drugs. But if you’re putting off addressing it, […]