how to know if an addiction treatment center is right for you

How Do I Know a Particular Drug Addiction Rehab Center is Right for Me?

Trying to find the right drug addiction rehab center for your very individual needs can be overwhelming. A simple online search leads to many possibilities all across the country. While many of these choices seem promising, do they offer what you really need? Is the focus on sustained recovery, or is much of the drug…

prescription drugs that can be addictive and cautions you should take

Not What the Doctor Ordered: 8 Common Prescription Drugs That Can Be Addictive

Each year, more than 15 million American citizens are abusing prescription drugs. Often addiction and substance abuse are perceived as hard street, illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Yet, realistically, prescription drugs get abused much more than illicit substances. And millions of people in the U.S. are now dealing with addiction to a medication…

9 Serious Signs of Marijuana Addiction That You Need to Be Aware of

Approximately 52% of American adults have reported smoking marijuana at least one time. That adds up to nearly 162 million people in the U.S. There are many reasons why marijuana has become such a popular substance such as availability, positive publicity, perceived safety and much more. Due to all of the great things marijuana has going in its favor,…

Mixing Antidepressants with Marijuana

Guide: Mixing Antidepressants with Marijuana

The mix of antidepressants and marijuana can lead to complications such as tachycardia, panic attacks, and even hallucinations. Are these risks something that you are aware of? In the United States, about 11% of Americans that are the age of 12 and over now take an antidepressant of some sort. Additionally, more than 22 million…

Signs and symptoms of heroin withdrawal

Signs and Symptoms Your Loved One is Experiencing Heroin Withdrawal

Attempts to hide substance abuse is not easy, especially when the use of drugs or alcohol turns into an addiction. Additionally, having to cover up any signs of withdrawal is equally as challenging. If a loved one is showing signs of heroin withdrawal, taking action is urgently needed. dealing with withdrawal symptoms alone is potentially…