If you think that you may have a problem, or you are concerned for a loved one but do not know what types of questions to ask to determine if there is an addiction problem, you can use the following guideline of issues to address.
Most people do not realize is that regardless of what type of substance they are abusing, they all cause physical changes to the brain.
Understanding the five steps of addiction may help you enter into recovery faster or help save someone that is suffering with an addiction.
Many people are prescribed anti-anxiety medications. One off the most popular anti-anxiety medications is Xanax and it is also one of the most addictive.
Adderall is a commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of ADHD, narcolepsy and some forms of depression that does not respond to other treatments.
These four common worries about entering into a substance abuse recovery facility are all issues that can be easily answered.
Whatever your needs are, there are quality programs available. You are not stuck with an addiction and you do not have to face the addiction, or your recovery alone.
Not many people realize that your body has natural opioid receptors. In fact, your body actually produces a type of opioid that helps to fight pain when you have received an injury or experience pain.
Alcohol addiction or alcoholism or alcohol dependence comes about as a result of prolonged alcohol abuse. They feel that they have to drink to feel normal or continue with their daily activities.
We have recently started a female only group in order to address the sensitive issues that sometimes women face in their addiction.
Many individuals who consider themselves to have a co-occurring mood disorder may find that through the twelve-step program, not only can they maintain sobriety, but their mood disorder improves.
Addiction recovery encompasses a range of variables that work together to address the challenges that one faces when starting the road to their recovery.
Treatment for addiction encompasses a range of variables and stages that work together to address the challenges that one faces when starting the road to their recovery.
As I work with people at Palmetto to achieve spiritual, emotional, and mental healing, I have combined two dynamics to facilitate that healing: prayer and EMDR.
The Destructive Nature of Alcohol Addiction. Millions of people across the world are suffering with alcohol addiction every single day.
The holiday season is a mixture of joy and stress for most of us but, for those struggling with alcohol the stress of the holidays can be overwhelming.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2015. That is one death every ten minutes.
Vicodin addiction among teens has become a tremendous problem. Many teens have a steady supply of the drugs right from their parents' medicine cabinets.
When I woke up in the Emergency Room on April 28, 2015, I felt as though my life was over, and I wanted to die. I looked at the faces of my loved ones, and the disappointment, sadness and anger was all too apparent.
Many teenagers are introduced to the drug by friends at school who have access to the drug because it is a legally prescribed drug and found in many home medicine cabinets making it easily accessible for teens.
The sharp increase of the main correlating drug used, or "cut" with fentanyl, heroin, is said to be on the rise at an alarming rate.
It is important for a recovering addict and those in their support system to understand the impact that nutrition has in overcoming their addiction.
For people who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, sobriety can seem like an impossible goal. Addressing the causes of your addiction change is achievable.
Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can sneak up on you so you need to be aware of the warning signs. Understanding the problem is the first step to overcoming it.
Keeping a journal can be an effective tool for someone detoxing and in recovery. For someone in recovery, journaling is a great way to track your progress.
Being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and being in a loving relationship are like putting a match to dynamite.
Here are some no-brainer tips and perhaps some timely reminders that will help you to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Addiction is a complex brain disease and, like other chronic illnesses, relapse is all too common. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) between 40 and 60 percent of patients who go through a detox treatment program relapse.
Almost everyone knows someone who is addicted in some way. Unfortunately, many of us do not know why someone becomes addicted to drugs or the physiological effects of drugs and how they change the brain to foster compulsive drug addiction.
Whether we like it or not, alcohol and drugs are a realistic part of our American culture. Teenage culture is no exception. Knowing how to see the signs of drug and alcohol use, abuse and addiction is important for every parent and caregiver to know.
Research indicates that gender affects a person's response to drugs and their likelihood of falling into addiction and requiring treatment.
You can live a drug free life. The first-step is up to you. Many struggling with drug addiction want to break free are often afraid that they will fail.
Opioid Treatment and How It Is Becoming More Available Since a New Bill Passed Congress
There are an estimated over 24 million Americans who struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol.
If you've ever had alcohol to drink, you've definitely noticed some of the affects that it has on you, even after only one or two drinks.
by: Jay A. Weiss, M.D. ASAM, ABAM
We are pleased to Welcome all alumni and friends of Palmetto back to Rayville for an exciting weekend of fun, fellowship, and FOOD!
New Year's Eve is one of the many holidays during the year when alcoholic indulgences are not only expected but encouraged.
Staying sober during Halloween while still enjoying the holiday can be just as difficult if not more than the coming holidays - Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Parenting can put a strain on any aspect of life. Many times, new parents have to learn to adjust to their new responsibilities.
Do you or a close friend or family member know someone who is Anorexic? Odds are that you do and you might not even know it.
A women's group that focuses on body image and eating disorder issues has recently been added to Palmetto's program!
While the holidays are meant to be the happiest time of the year for most people, they can often be the most difficult for those recovering from addiction.
First and Only FDA-Approved (Buccal Formulation) of Buprenorphine and Naloxone to compete in the $1.7 Billion and Growing U.S. Opioid Dependence Market.
Coming forward and speaking about recovery is vital to the success of recovering alcoholics and addicts.
"Right now we have more people that are dying from prescription opioids than cocaine and heroin combined," said Robert Hill, a DEA special agent with years of experience on the front lines of the war.