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What To Do If An Addict Rejects Treatment?

What To Do If An Addict Rejects Treatment?

Substance abuse troubles not only the addict but also their loved ones. Moreover, an addict in denial can further worsen the situation. They may not encounter any significant problems in their addiction, making the idea of rehab more challenging. They would resist the...

The Role Of The Counsellor In Addiction Recovery

The Role Of The Counsellor In Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery counselors provide tremendous support to people struggling with addiction and other behavioral issues. They build trust with their patients and offer them the right assistance, resources, and guidance helpful for their addiction recovery. They help...

7 Symptoms Of Alcohol Addiction

Unhealthy alcohol use refers to a type of alcohol use that puts your health at risk or leads to other alcohol-related problems. If your drinking pattern causes significant distress in the functioning of your daily life, you are likely to be addicted to alcohol. You...

8 Ways To Help Someone Stop Drinking

8 Ways To Help Someone Stop Drinking

Many people must have told you that you cannot stop an addict from consuming addictive substances. They will only stop when they have made up their mind. It is true, but only to some extent. While your loved one is the only person who can control their alcohol and...

7 Tips For Helping Someone With An Addiction

7 Tips For Helping Someone With An Addiction

Whether it’s illegal substances or medication prescriptions, being addicted to these is not uncommon. But, figuring out a way to help your loved one overcome the addiction can be scary and intimidating. It can be so overwhelming that you feel clueless about what to do...

6 Common Challenges People Face in Addiction Recovery

6 Common Challenges People Face in Addiction Recovery

The process of successfully completing a rehab treatment program and returning to your everyday life comes with several challenges. The fear of these challenges may hold you back from enrolling yourself or your loved one in a rehab center. However, knowing some common...

Heroin Addiction: What Exactly Is Heroin?

Heroin Addiction: What Exactly Is Heroin?

Heroin addiction is on the rise in the United States since it’s a highly addictive street drug made from morphine, an opioid.  Morphine, the drug from which heroin is derived, is extracted from the seed of the opium poppy plants. Once the morphine is heroin, it...

Benzo Addiction: What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms?

Benzo Addiction: What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms?

Benzo addiction is rapidly growing in the United States and throughout the world, so it’s essential to know the withdrawal symptoms.  Benzo, or the medical term for the drug benzodiazepine, is a class of psychoactive drug that is a depressant—a drug used to treat...

Opioid Addiction: The Warning Signs to Look Out For

Opioid Addiction: The Warning Signs to Look Out For

If you or a loved one is using an opioid for pain, it’s essential to know what signs to look out for that might be leading to opioid addiction.  As defined by Johns Hopkins Medicine, opioids are  “a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant and...

Crack Addiction: How Does Crack Differ from Cocaine?

Crack Addiction: How Does Crack Differ from Cocaine?

It's essential to know the difference between crack and cocaine if you or someone you know is battling cocaine or crack addiction. Something a lot of people might confuse is the two drugs, crack, and cocaine. In fact, the two drugs are so often confused that the names...

The Importance of Sticking to a Daily Routine in Recovery

When a former addict is in recovery and going through a change, creating and sticking to a daily routine adds a sense of stability. Addict or not, having a daily routine is a great way to simplify life while still ensuring that you’re taking care of yourself and...

What Is the Best Way to Combat Alcohol Addiction?

What Is the Best Way to Combat Alcohol Addiction?

Whether addiction runs in the family or you’re cautious, it is vital to understand your relationship with drinking to combat alcohol addiction.  Many people might have a healthy relationship with alcohol and only partake in it sparingly, but not everyone is that...

Opioid Addiction: What Do Withdrawal Symptoms Look Like?

Opioid Addiction: What Do Withdrawal Symptoms Look Like?

Unfortunately, opioids have withdrawal symptoms that can make overcoming opioid addiction a challenging and painful process. Opioids are a class of drugs prescribed as a painkiller, but when misused, your body may become dependent on them, leading to addiction....