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Here’s Why You Should Consider Opioid Addiction Treatment If You’re Struggling

Here’s Why You Should Consider Opioid Addiction Treatment If You’re Struggling

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In 2016, over 11 million people abused prescription opioids. It's no secret that opioid use has become an epidemic in the U.S. However, just because it's a common drug, this doesn't mean it should be taken lightly. Even if you think it's only recreational, opioids are among the most addictive substances on the planet and can quickly take over your life if left untreated. If opioids are already a part of your life, opioid addiction treatment may be the necessary next step for you to take. Read on to learn more about what addiction is and why you should consider getting help. Should I Go To Rehab? Maybe you've asked yourself this tough question during your lowest points. The truth is, it's difficult to admit to yourself that you need…
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Addiction Is A Disease, And The Cure Takes Work. Here’s What To Expect While In Recovery

Addiction Is A Disease, And The Cure Takes Work. Here’s What To Expect While In Recovery

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If you're not one of the 1 in 7 Americans that struggle with substance addiction, you probably know someone who does. It's easy to blame yourself or the addict for succumbing to addiction or do not understand why they don't stop but slow down before you do this. Take a step back and understand that addiction is a disease, and there's a right way to get effective help. If you or a loved one struggle with addiction, it's important to look into facilities that offer rehab. But you're likely scared to take this step. After all, who knows what to expect in drug rehab if they haven't been in it before? Here, we're going to answer this pressing question and let you know what you or a loved one can…
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A Tough Conversation: How to Tell Your Kids You’re Going to Drug Rehab

A Tough Conversation: How to Tell Your Kids You’re Going to Drug Rehab

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How to Tell Your Kids You're Going to a Drug Rehab Center Are you headed to a drug rehab center? Not sure what to tell your kids? Read on to learn how to tell your kids you're going to rehab. You’re a superhero and you know everything, right? Kids, tend to see their parents as perfect, all-knowing people. They expect Mom or Dad to have all the answers to some of life’s biggest questions. It’s your job, and privilege, to stand by your child's side as they learn about the world. Your guidance is what helps them mature and grow into happy, healthy adults one day. So, how do you talk to your kids about going to a drug rehab center? If you’re supposed to be a superhero, won’t you…
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Here Are 10 Simple Addiction Signs That You Should Watch Out For

Here Are 10 Simple Addiction Signs That You Should Watch Out For

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It is estimated that one out of seven Americans is going to face substance addictions, but only 10 percent will receive treatment. The key to ensuring someone in your life receives help if they are suffering from an addiction is to know the warning signs of a problem. There are many people who try to hide their addiction from loved ones, due to embarrassment or because they are ashamed. It’s up to you to get to know the simple addiction signs and take action to ensure your loved one gets the help they need. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common signs of addiction, as well as how you can help your loved one, here. 1. Mood Swings Have you noticed a serious change in a friends…
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Here’s What To Expect While Dating A Recovering Addict (Hint: They Still Love You.)

Here’s What To Expect While Dating A Recovering Addict (Hint: They Still Love You.)

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Let's face it- dating can be incredibly tough. First dates are awkward at best and downright disasters at worst. Perhaps the difficulty of dating is why there are currently more single people than ever before. However, sometimes the difficulties of dating can be a good thing. When you've dated one dud after the other, it can feel all the more special when you finally meet someone you like and can envision having a future with. But, what if one day this really special person suddenly drops a bomb on you. After months of what feels like pure bliss, they reveal a secret: they are actually a former/recovering addict. What should you do with this information? Can you handle dating an addict? We're not going to lie, recovering addicts do tend…
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Ending the Stigma: How to Help End the Stigma of Addiction

Ending the Stigma: How to Help End the Stigma of Addiction

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Ending the Stigma: How to Help End the Stigma of Addiction Even though progress has been made, there is still a lot of stigma around addiction. Read on to learn how to help end the stigma of addiction. More than 20 million Americans are battling a substance addiction of some kind. That's more than the number of people in the country suffering from all types of cancer, combined. Yet, despite the prevalence of this affliction, the general conversation has yet to turn from judgment to empathy. In fact, a recent survey reveals that the public perceives drug addicts more negatively than those with mental illness. As we make strides toward a more understanding tomorrow, there is a need to reverse this stigma of addiction. Every day, those suffering take their…
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Here’s How To Reconnect With A Recovering Addict After Rehab

Here’s How To Reconnect With A Recovering Addict After Rehab

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“What can I say?”“What can I do?”“How can I help?” There’s a lot of paralyzing questions you tend to ask yourself when trying to reconnect with a recovering addict in your life. It’s not easy to make sense of a lot of the emotions you’re feeling. If you have a loved one in or going into rehab, we’ve got a guide on how to offer support. But, if you love a drug addict that’s out of rehab, we have some tips on how to approach all those burning questions running through your mind. DO: Listen Many people ask about how to talk to an addict. But, actually, the most important thing you can do is listen. No interruptions. No criticisms. No judgement. Even if they’re talking about something you personally…
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Is My Loved One Addicted to Prescription Drugs?: The Top Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Is My Loved One Addicted to Prescription Drugs?: The Top Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

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The Top Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse Are you afraid someone you love may be addicted to prescription drugs? If so, read on to learn about the top signs of prescription drug abuse. Did you know that over 15 million people in the U.S. today abuse prescription drugs? What about the fact that prescription opioid abuse claims more lives per year than all illegal drugs put together? What does this mean for you? It means that if someone you know is abusing prescription drugs, they are in very real danger of death. If you think there's even a slight chance someone you know is abusing prescription drugs, it's imperative you find out for sure and stop it before it's too late. Learn how to spot the signs of prescription drug…
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What Happens After Rehab: 12 Tips for Sober Living

What Happens After Rehab: 12 Tips for Sober Living

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What Happens After Rehab: 12 Tips for Sober Living The battle against addiction doesn't end with rehab. These tips for sober living can help your maintain your healthy, sober lifestyle after your recovery. Of the 23.5 million people who have a drug abuse or alcohol problem, 2.1 million or just over 11% receive help in a rehab facility annually. What isn't as known is how many of these people experience a relapse after successfully completing a stay in rehab. Such statistics aren't tracked. But one thing is clear: for anyone trying to stay sober after drug or alcohol addiction, the temptation is always lurking. If you are a recovering addict, here are 12 tips to help maintain sober living after you return home from rehab. 1. Consider Living in a…
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Meth Withdrawal: What You Can Expect and How to Power Through

Meth Withdrawal: What You Can Expect and How to Power Through

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Meth Withdrawal: What You Can Expect and How to Power Through If you're struggling with a meth addiction, the thought of meth withdrawal is scary if you don't know what to expect. This guide can help. You can't deny it any longer: meth has total control over your life. You feel like you're in a place where you want to ask for help. But you're nervous about what to expect from the meth withdrawal process. You want to know what it will be like, and how you can handle it. In this post, we'll tell you exactly what you can expect out of meth withdrawal. We'll remind you of why it's so worth it to keep going, and also tell you where you can go to get the help you…
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