As family and friends, helping our loved one realize their addiction and then getting them help can be challenging and expensive. As a person struggling with addiction, decisions and support can also be just as hard. We’ve collected information to help answer some key questions on what it takes and what challenges one may face when considering help for addiction. However, addictions have many aspects and may not be considered in our information. Our compassionate coordinators are committed to getting you the answers you need. Contact us and we’ll do our best to help you understand addiction and where to go for help.
As a disease, addiction is intensely personal. While there are symptoms everyone shares, the way a person manages the illness is highly individual.
Ways to Empower Recovery
Addiction experts recommend [...]
Staying sober is all about managing symptoms. Just as a healthy breakfast starts a day with energy for the morning and nutrition for the days ahead, a recovery plan gets a person through the current moment [...]
A positive attitude provides many benefits, which often lead toward having a healthy life. When you have a great outlook, instead of viewing everything in a negative light, you view things in a positive [...]
Each addiction patient is different, and rehabilitation centers draw from a large pool of therapeutic modalities to customize recovery plans that fit each patient’s individual needs and personality. [...]
Athletic activities are an excellent way to get the blood pumping and keep thoughts focused on the task at hand. When sports are social, such as a regular basketball game, they offer dual benefits: [...]
What really goes on during addiction treatment? Do people really sit in folding chairs and discuss their deepest feelings? Are there celebrity sightings?
Knowing the basics of an addiction treatment [...]
Alcohol in its various forms is available all over the world. Different cultures may have various attitudes about heavy drinking, but health officials are working to educate people about the dangers of [...]
Stigmas plagued addicts for centuries, as misinformed people viewed addiction as a character or moral flaw. However, in recent decades, researchers identified addiction as a disease of the brain's reward [...]
One of the reasons that people avoid getting help for their drug addiction is the cost associated with treatment. According to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the cost for outpatient addiction [...]
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 50 percent of students will have taken an illegal drug by the time they are seniors in high school. In addition, more than 20 percent will have [...]
The Mayo Clinic describes depression as a mood disorder that produces persistent sadness and an overall loss of interest. The 2013 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) notes that [...]
Addiction recovery does not end when a person completes primary treatment. Rehabilitation centers equip patients with the tools to affect a positive outcome, but lasting recoveries require ongoing [...]