Category Archives: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News

Redefining What Holistic Addiction Recovery Really Means
It’s not just a buzzword, but a way to create real and lasting change. Everyone has heard of the traditional 12-step program for alcohol and drug rehabilitation. In fact, many rehab facilities, nearly 74 percent of them, employ this methodology for getting enrollees on the path to sobriety. If you or a loved one has tried alcohol or drug rehab before, then chances are high that the treatment offered was a 12-step program. There’s just one problem with that. There’s a lot of supporting research, including from trusted resources like Psychology Today, that posits that 12-step programs do not work as effectively as ...

How to Prepare Mentally for a Stay in a Drug Rehab Center
Getting started with drug and alcohol treatment right away is often the best approach. However, for various reasons, some folks feel like they have to have to wait a while before starting their alcohol or drug rehab. Maybe they’re put on a waiting list, or they need additional time to tie up loose ends at work or with family before entering treatment. It happens. Regardless, if they enroll in an alcohol and drug rehab center’s program within 24 hours or within a week, they shouldn’t fret— waiting isn’t the biggest deal, as long as they’re fully committed to enrolling and completing ...

3 Reasons Why Methadone Fails Those Suffering from Addiction
See why treating drug addiction with drugs is counterproductive. Individuals fighting for their lives in the throes of heroin and other opiates need the most effective heroin addiction treatment available to them. For many years, methadone has been used as a way to treat the painful withdrawal symptoms individuals have when going through drug detox. And, it can make that part of the process a bit easier physically. But, that’s where the “good” stops. For many people, this drug fails them and often countless times. True heroin rehab does not have to be like this. There are solutions that can help you ...

Just the Two of Us – How Couples Can Get Sober Together
Just the Two of Us – How Couples Can Get Sober Together They say misery love company, but so does sobriety. It is not uncommon for couples, whether married or not, to begin using drugs or alcohol. However, each person makes his or her own decision to use. It is possible to enter drug rehab together, and it is possible to overcome drugs and alcohol as a couple. However, both individual and couples support and treatment is necessary. In short, you can overcome your addiction as a couple as long as both parties deal with the underlying cause of their treatment individually. It’s Easy ...

How Do I Find the Best Drug Rehab Center for My Adult Child?
How Do I Find the Best Drug Rehab Center for My Adult Child? Get some pointers on what to look for when helping yourself or a loved one get started. When a young adult has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, his or her parents helping to find a rehab center is often the best way to begin on the path to recovery. Most people struggling with addiction are unable to overcome these issues on their own. The success of the recovery program depends on many different factors, but one of the most important factors is the quality of the rehab center. With ...

Are Non-Addictive Pain Medications Possible? Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Pain Management
President Trump Calls for Opioid Alternatives President Trump recently spoke on the opioid crisis, citing the fact that more people die from drug overdose than any other unintentional death in the U.S. The audience applauded his statement, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it.” The president went so far as to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law. This frees up billions of government dollars, some of which are meant to be allocated to finding painkillers or pain treatments that do not carry the risk of dependence and addiction. Opioid abuse ...