Category Archives: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News

It’s a Health Issue – Can We Treat Addiction as a Disordered Behavior?
Drug rehab centers have often defined addiction as a disease and treated it as such. However, holistic drug rehab also recognizes addiction as a symptom in which the underlying causes have to be treated as well to assure long term sobriety. Often addiction exists in a patient in addition to another behavioral disorder. In such cases, both conditions have to be addressed together as continued drug abuse will impede treatment for disordered behavior, yet the abuse is going to be nearly untreatable as long as the separate behavioral problems remain. Behavioral Disorders True behavioral disorders fall into two classes, that of ...

Can Prosecuting Irresponsible Drug Companies Lessen the Opioid Crisis?
Over the years, the opioid epidemic has made quite an impression on America. From its beginnings of opiate use back in the late 1900s to its current state of crisis, the epidemic has been sweeping the nation and continues to do so, seemingly without pause. This bleak outlook leaves many questioning what can be done about the problem. Pharmaceutical companies are often pointed at when considering who caused the opioid epidemic. After all, they did encourage doctors to prescribe opioids in increased rates in the late 20th century. But are pharmaceutical companies really to blame for the epidemic? And if ...

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 ...