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
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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?
While there is a distinct difference between casual drinking and alcoholism, it may be difficult to recognize when the lines between the two get blurred. What typically defines alcoholism is a person’s relationship with alcohol, not how they appear to their peers, colleagues, and family. What is … [Read more...] about Casual Drinking vs. Alcoholism
Addiction is a complex disease you shouldn’t have to fight alone. When you struggle with addiction your entire perspective changes. Your mind and body are fixated on using—despite the serious health and social consequences. When you’re ready to begin your journey toward recovery, your counselor … [Read more...] about How Important Is a Sponsor?
Substance abuse is an overindulgence or dependence on any addictive or psychoactive substance, including alcohol and drugs. Substance abuse often leads to something called dependence syndrome. Dependence syndrome is best described as a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties controlling its … [Read more...] about Will Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?
Recovering from substance abuse involves much more than just clearing drugs or alcohol from your body. Addiction of any kind is a complex disease involving the brain and body. It creates a compulsory need for something despite its negative consequences. The number of people struggling with … [Read more...] about Art Therapy for Addiction: Why It Helps With Substance Abuse
If you’ve ever taken a walk or gone for a hike in nature, then you know about its healing effects first hand. The fresh air, natural light and sounds work in harmony to bring many people a sense of peace. Reconnecting with nature can also have a powerful and positive effect on symptoms of … [Read more...] about Nature Rehabilitation: How Nature Helps Drug Addiction