man wonders about the risk of prescription drug addiction

4 Common Risks of Prescription Drug Addiction

Taking prescription drugs without a doctor’s recommendation increases the risks for several adverse consequences, including addiction. Even after developing an addiction, additional problems often still result. There are many common risks of prescription drug addiction, and recognizing these risks may indicate the need for addiction treatment. The addiction treatment programs at Amatus Recovery Centers can…

a man struggles with alcohol addiction

How Does Alcohol Addiction Begin?

Drinking alcohol in moderation isn’t a problem for many people, so why do some develop an alcohol dependence? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical problem that makes it hard to control alcohol consumption whether you drink once a day or once a year. At Amatus Recovery Centers, we have years of experience helping people…

a woman learns about alcohol during national drugs and alcohol facts week

What You Can Learn During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is an annual observance designed to raise awareness about drugs and alcohol within the teen community. Since 2010, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has provided educational events in communities to help teens understand drug use. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week’s ultimate goal is to rebuke…

Vivitrol

Can Vivitrol Be Addictive?

Vivitrol is the brand name and injectable form of Naltrexone. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it blocks the effects of opioids. It also binds to the endorphin receptors in the body, blocking the sedative and euphoric feelings people get from substances like alcohol and opioids.   Because of these effects, Vivitrol is used to treat…