what is carfentanil

What is Carfentanil?

Now and then, a new illicit substance appears on the streets. It seems that illegal drug manufacturers never tire of trying to invent new ways to hurt people. In recent years, a horrifying new substance has arrived on the drug scene. This drug is so terrible that some experts compare it to nerve gas, a…

stigma of drug addiction

Worried about the Stigma of Drug Addiction?

Getting treatment for a substance abuse disorder is only one facet of the recovery process. Even after you stop using drugs and develop healthy ways to cope with stress, intense emotions, and temptations, you might be affected by the stigma of drug addiction. Unfortunately, stigma can impair your self-esteem, relationships, and mental health. Many people…

life after rehab

Is There Life After Rehab?

Uncontrolled cycles of drug use often mark life before rehab. Although the decision to get clean makes people apprehension, the rehab experience may be a relief. It offers structure and support that you might not have in your daily environment. Life after rehab involves transitioning into a drug-free routine while maintaining the healthy practices that…

how to pay for rehab

How to Pay for Rehab

It’s time to stop the habit. You’ve been thinking about it for a while. Do you know how to pay for rehab? It’s easier than you might imagine.Good-Quality Facilities Work with Health Insurance ProvidersExcellent facilities routinely enter into partnerships with governing organizations. Examples include NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and NAATP (National Association of…

planning a drug intervention

Planning a Drug Intervention

Do you suspect your loved one has fallen victim to addiction? Are they exhibiting risky, erratic behaviors to score their substance of choice? Have they become distant from family and friends? Are they suddenly facing work, school, or social problems for unexplained reasons? Do they respond with denials or lies when confronted? If yes, it’s…

relapse prevention strategies

You Need Relapse Prevention Strategies Before Exiting Rehab

The time spent in rehab should be put to good use. After suffering from an addiction, it’s an opportunity for the patient to straighten out issues and grab recovery time. Before leaving rehab, it’s vital to get all the knowledge and tools they can secure. This includes walking away with some definitive relapse prevention strategies.…

SMART recovery vs 12 step

The Differences Between Smart Recovery vs 12 Step Recovery

Many people wonder about the benefits of SMART Recovery vs 12 step recovery. Many differences exist between these programs. Some of these differences provide the clearest picture of how one program may work better for you versus the other.About SMART RecoveryMost people in addiction know about the 12 steps of AA. After all, Hollywood includes…

woman crying during Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

When people are ready to get treatment for substance use disorder, many resources are available. A rehab center can provide many of these through a customized treatment plan. Therapy is a significant cog in the process, but using just one strategy doesn’t work for everyone. Despite that, rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is a technique…

woman adjusting her hair during Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention in the park

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

Even after completing drug or alcohol addiction treatment, relapse can be a concern for many individuals. That’s why relapse prevention should always be a focus during rehab and beyond. While there are many ways to minimize the risk of relapse, mindfulness-based relapse prevention is especially effective. Explore the value of mindfulness during recovery and in…

genetics and addiction

The Link Between Genetics and Addiction May Cause Concern

Scientists haven’t isolated an addiction gene. That said, they’ve found strong connections between genetics and addiction development. If you’re tempted to try a drug, know your risks before you do so! Conversely, if you’re struggling with substance abuse right now, here’s what you need to know about recovery.How Genetics and Addiction IntersectGenetics can warn you…