TYPES OF TREATMENT PROGRAMS

While most professional substance addiction treatment programs contain the same basic elements, the specific details of each program can vary widely. It is important to evaluate each program based on your unique set of interests, circumstances, and situational...

TREATING A SUBSTANCE ADDICTION

There are a variety of different programs available to treat a substance addiction and the right treatment plan will vary based on an individual’s unique issues and circumstances. Nevertheless, there are several elements that are common to all programs and are widely...
COMMON SIGNS OF SUBSTANCE ADDICTION

COMMON SIGNS OF SUBSTANCE ADDICTION

Addiction is a severely undertreated disease in the United States. While there are many reasons why this is the case, the failure to recognize the signs of addiction in oneself or others undeniably plays a major role. Knowing these signs can help ensure that necessary...
RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE ADDICTION

RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE ADDICTION

Anyone can develop a substance addiction, regardless of age, sex, race, or socioeconomic status. Nevertheless, there are a variety of factors that may increase one’s vulnerability to addiction. These factors may include: Family History: While experts have not yet...
THE PREVALENCE OF ADDICTION IN AMERICA

THE PREVALENCE OF ADDICTION IN AMERICA

Despite the social stigma associated with drug and alcohol dependency, addiction is actually an incredibly common disease in the United States. It is important for those who are struggling with addiction to know that they are not alone. According to a recent study...

WHAT DOES ADDICTION MEAN?

While most people are broadly familiar with the term “addiction” and have a general understanding of what it means, many may find it difficult to articulate a precise definition. Even established organizations and associations that share a common understanding of...