UNDERSTANDING INTERVENTIONS

UNDERSTANDING INTERVENTIONS

Interventions can be an incredibly useful and effective way of helping a loved one to get treatment for substance addiction. If done improperly, however, they carry a grave risk of creating new rifts and making the situation worse. Having a thorough understanding of...

TYPES OF SUBSTANCE ADDICTION

Addiction can be broken down into two broad categories: behavioral addiction and substance addiction. The category of substance addiction also breaks down into multiple subcategories, divided by substance type to create nine major groups. Stimulants: Drugs that...

RISK FACTORS FOR RELAPSE

Many chronic diseases involve high rates of relapse. For example, research indicates that 30-50% of those suffering from the chronic disease of Type 1 diabetes will experience a relapse and that 50-70% of people with hypertension or asthma will experience a relapse....

THE IMPORTANCE OF INTEGRATED TREATMENT

For people suffering from co-occurring disorders, also known as “dual diagnoses,” addiction experts agree that integrated treatment is the best option. Even if the substance addiction and mental health disorder did not arise simultaneously, professionals...