COVID-19

How Treatment Centers Are Adapting To The COVID-19 Pandemic

With the rising concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and spread of the coronavirus, it’s no surprise that unprecedented precautions are being implemented at rehab facilities across the country. Not only are many people stressed over the looming outbreak, but many individuals in the addiction recovery community are having to care
addiction intervention

Signs Someone Needs an Addiction Intervention

In the midst of a year that will be documented in history books to come, problems other than those that are discussed on national news channels are still occurring in the country. The United States is still experiencing an addiction crisis that has been many years in the making. In
equine therapy for drug addiction

Benefits of Equine Therapy for Drug Addiction

Equine therapy, which is also known as equine-assisted therapy (EAP), involves the use of horses in therapy sessions. This non-conventional therapeutic approach was first introduced in the 1940’s as a method of treating the physical impacts of polio, however the use of horses in therapy can be dated as far
drug rehab aftercare

Drug Rehab Aftercare Programs

Approximately 23 million people have a substance use disorder in the United States, but sadly less than a quarter of those individuals obtain professional treatment. Addiction is a disease that is extremely difficult to treat independently. Making a full recovery from active addiction often takes several elements, such as detoxification,
dual diagnosis treatment

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that 45% of people living in the United States have a dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis occurs when a person experiences both a mental illness and a substance use disorder at the same time. Studies have shown that risk factors
woman going through alcohol withdrawal at home

How To Deal With Alcohol Withdrawal At Home

Millions of people throughout the world consume alcohol on a regular basis. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that in 2018, 70% of Americans reported they drank alcohol within the last year while 55% of Americans drank in the past month. While not everyone who drinks
benzodiazepine detox

What to Expect During Benzodiazepine Detox in Ohio

With more than 40 million Americans experiencing an anxiety disorder, benzodiazepines are some of the most prescribed medications in the country. These medications, including Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, interact with the GABA neurotransmitters in the brain to help produce feelings of calm and relaxation. GABA neurotransmitters are responsible for
mother and daughter in therapy for codependency

How to Overcome Codependency

It is a natural human function to gravitate to one another, as human beings are extremely social and emotional. As humans get more comfortable with one another, relationships form, many of which are deep and long-lasting (e.g. a lifelong best friend, a spouse, a parent, etc.). But when a relationship
stressed out college student struggling with substance abuse

Substance Abuse in College Students

For decades, college has been synonymous with the experimentation of drugs and alcohol. College-aged students are often experiencing their first taste of freedom and adulthood when they start college, especially when they are living on campus. They no longer have parental supervision, they are living amongst their peers, and they
patients sitting in a circle at an inpatient rehab in Ohio

What are the Benefits of Inpatient Rehab?

Residential treatment, or inpatient rehab, is the highest level of treatment offered to those who are struggling with the disease of addiction. Generally, inpatient rehab is most effective for addicts and alcoholics who: Are physically and/or psychologically dependent on drugs and/or alcohol  Have made previous attempts to stop drinking but