Addiction Treatment


Addiction Treatment

Here you'll find articles related to every aspect of addiction treatment, from the first day of detox to the last day of transitional living.


Interventions and Family Mediation

An intervention is any process by which one individual or group of individuals intervenes in the progress of a given situation. An intervention can occur in a doctor’s office, for instance, when a doctor observes drug-seeking behavior and can make recommendations to their patient. Other types of interventions include school drug prevention programs designed to […]


Alcohol Detox Overview

The crack of a beer can opening, the pop of a cork leaving the bottle or the rattle of ice inside a glass can all sound like music to the ears of people struggling with alcoholism. These little cues can cause huge spikes in cravings to drink, and once these people start drinking, they may […]

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Drug Detox Overview

Drug abuse can take a serious toll on a family’s overall mental health. Fights can tear apart the strongest relationships, and it’s not uncommon for family members to blame one another for the difficulties they face. The person with the addiction might be at the center of all of this suffering, and that person might […]


Ambien Abuse

Ambien is a well-known sleep aid that is available only with a prescription. It is very recognizable to those who watch television because it is featured in a number of commercials. Using Ambien to help fall asleep or stay asleep can be effective, if the instructions are followed and it is only taken in the […]


Guide to Drug Abuse

Without a doubt, one of the toughest problems we face in the country today is the continuing existence of rampant drug abuse. It is possible that society is contributing to the problem by downplaying the damaging effects of certain recreational drugs, leading people into underestimating their threat. Each year, drug abuse is responsible for around […]

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Addiction Overview

There is currently no “cure” for addiction. There are, however, a number of effective medical and psychological treatments that have been proven effective in helping individuals to break free from drug and alcohol dependence and live a life of sobriety for the long term.

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Drug Rehab

Getting help for a drug addiction isn’t as complicated or as difficult as you might think. All you need is the desire to become well and to take the steps needed to get treatment.

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Alcoholism Treatment

The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 24,000 deaths occur annually, not including alcohol-related driving, other accidents and homicides, as a direct result of alcohol.

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Cocaine Abuse

Understanding why people abuse cocaine, and how that abuse could harm their bodies and minds, could be vital in the effort to help people to recover.

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Heroin Abuse

Heroin, an opiate, binds to the receptors and fools the brain and various systems in thinking they feel good, even euphoric. The more the brain is accustomed to feeling this way through the introduction of the artificial opiates, the more it will crave the feeling.

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