Quitting Drugs Cold Turkey

Don’t Think About Quitting Drugs Cold Turkey

Stopping your drug use abruptly and usually on your own is called quitting drugs cold turkey. Many people think that substance abuse is simply a matter of willpower, and attempting to cease using drugs or alcohol cold turkey is one dangerous way; this erroneous belief leads to many health and safety risks. In particular, benzos…

Black Tar Heroin Abuse

Black Tar Heroin

Heroin is a potent and extremely dangerous illicit substance. As an opioid, it has great potential for addiction. Black tar heroin is a cheap and extremely nasty brand of this substance. Fortunately, our heroin rehab centers at Beaches Recovery can significantly improve the physical and mental health of the person using this substance. At Beaches…

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral Activation Therapy

If you are struggling with depression or anxiety in your life, you may also feel paralyzed to take part in life like you once did. This is a common response to mental health disorders. However, this response will only make the condition you are suffering from worse. What can help in these situations are behavioral…

Alcohol Detox Symptoms

When you become addicted to alcohol, you need to drink to prevent alcohol detox symptoms. Sometimes, severe complications can arise from withdrawal symptoms, and without professional support to monitor and assist, these complications can be fatal. Although it’s one of the rarest alcohol detox symptoms, delirium tremors can result in seizures, hallucinations, and death. This…

What is a Speedball?

When people use and abuse drugs or alcohol, it’s often not just a single substance. Many who are addicted use a combination of drugs or alcohol to meet their needs in dependency and may require co-occuring disorder treatment. Addiction treatment professionals call this polysubstance abuse. Sometimes individuals will mix their substance of choice with another…

person declining to drink alcohol

How Hard Is It to Quit Drinking?

For decades, alcohol has remained one of the most widely abused substances throughout the United States. The pervasiveness of alcohol makes it incredibly difficult to get away from once an addiction has set in. Alcohol is a feature of nearly all social gatherings. Because it is legal (even if regulated), access to alcohol is easy.…

man gets residential drug addiction treatment

Are All Residential Drug Treatment Programs Basically the Same Program?

You’ve realized that you’re ready for a residential drug treatment program. You know it’s the most effective way to enjoy freedom from addiction. However, many programs are out there, and too many of them seem like they’re the same. So how do you sort through the similarities to find the right treatment for you? Beaches…

man wonders why he's drinking at work

Why Am I Drinking at Work?

Alcohol is an addictive and legal central nervous system depressant that causes intense feelings of euphoria and relaxation. More than 15 million Americans meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder or addiction annually. In addition, alcohol use disorders can include binge drinking and or chronic drinking, resulting in drinking at work, and you may need…