Approximately 4 million people in the United States are living with a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis is a term used when someone is struggling with a psychiatric (mental) disorder and a substance abuse disorder at the same time. Some of the most common mental health disorders diagnosed in … [Read more...] about What Is Dual Diagnosis?
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To Our Patients: As your healthcare provider, we value—and are committed to—your health and the health of your family. We also understand that you have concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has now been designated a global pandemic. At all times, we prioritize optimal … [Read more...] about Important Notice About Coronavirus and COVID-19
Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab is a less intense alternative to inpatient rehab. It requires a limited number of participation hours per week and provides the education, treatment and support needed for early substance abuse and recovery. Whether you need treatment for heroin, cocaine or alcohol … [Read more...] about Six Benefits of Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab
When you use alcohol or drugs in excess, both your mind and body are impacted. In fact, studies show substance abuse can alter you brain chemistry as it struggles to maintain balance. Addiction can also lead to a weakened immune system, which increases the risk of illness and infection. Many … [Read more...] about How to Stay Physically Active in Residential Rehab
If you or a loved one has recently made a commitment to sobriety, let us be one of the first to congratulate you. This is a big step toward improving your quality of life. The first few months of sobriety are life changing. But, like most things that change your life, there may be some … [Read more...] about Eight Challenges in Early Days of Sobriety
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 23 million adults in the United States have struggled with problematic drug use. For this reason alone, it’s important to understand the underlying causes of addiction, its relationship to other psychiatric … [Read more...] about How Addiction Changes Your Personality
Alpine Award Program Honors the Achievement Alpine Recovery Lodge has been selected for the 2019 Alpine Award in the Alcoholism Treatment Program category by the Alpine Award Program. Each year, the Alpine Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing … [Read more...] about Alpine Recovery Lodge Receives 2019 Alpine Award
Heroin is the most addictive substance in the world. It’s an opioid painkiller similar to morphine, but it’s not available by prescription. Unregulated drugs, particularly addictive drugs like heroin, are often impure or contaminated. Heroin must be purchased illegally and as a result is much more … [Read more...] about Is it Possible to Get Addicted to Heroin on the First Try?
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 19 million American adults (aged 12 and older) struggled with a substance abuse disorder in 2017. Genetics, environmental factors and mental health disorders are all factors that can increase a person’s risk of … [Read more...] about Will I Lose My Job if I Go to Rehab?
One of the key questions scientists are trying to answer is: Why are some people are more vulnerable to addiction than others? According to research, about 50 percent of a person’s susceptibility to drug addiction may be linked to genetics. How are genes connected to drug addiction? Addictive … [Read more...] about Is Addiction Genetic?