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3 Things to Consider When Searching for Addiction Rehab

When considering the wide range of substance abuse treatment programs available to you, how will you make an informed choice? It’s true—the number of self-proclaimed addiction rehab centers is high and rising. It’s hard to imagine having “too many”—as about 90% of addictions, unfortunately, go untreated. But not all addiction rehab programs are created equal.…

man describing his signs of physical dependence

5 Signs of Physical Dependence to Drugs

Drug addiction, or drug use disorder, means that there is a physical dependence on the abused substance. There are indeed countless underlying psychological and behavioral factors involved in addiction, as well as genetic predisposition. But one of the biggest reasons someone stays “hooked” is the physical dependence that leads to withdrawal when the drug is…

evidence of the need for prescription drug abuse

Commonly Abused Medications that Require Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment

We are fortunate to live in a world in which medical advances have resulted in the prevention and cure of numerous diseases, the ability to alleviate crippling symptoms through medication, and a greater understanding of the human body and mind than at any other time in history. Millions of Americans responsibly take medications that their…

men discussing drug treatment centers

How to Choose Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers

When looking for addiction treatment centers to get help with an alcohol or drug use disorder, it can feel genuinely overwhelming. You are already feeling stressed. Whether you are looking on your own behalf or for someone you care about, the most pressing issue is to find the right alcohol or drug treatment center for…

Co-Occurring Disorders

Why Treat Addiction and Mental Health Disorders Together?

If you have an addiction and co-occurring mental health disorder, it’s important to treat the two together. This means getting help for both simultaneously. But why can’t you just treat one?  Well, substance use and mental health disorders interact with and affect one another. If you enter recovery without being treated for a mental health…

man struggling with bipolar disorder and addiction

Is There a Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Abuse?

There is clear evidence of a connection between bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse disorder, although researchers are unsure why. Unfortunately, it is common for those struggling with a mental health disorder to abuse drugs or alcohol. That is why it is important for you to look for help at a dual diagnosis treatment center like…