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Here you will find original articles and stories related to addiction and addiction treatment.  We publish different how-to guides and informational articles on topics ranging from heroin withdrawal to 12-step sponsorship!


The Potential for "good" addictions.


Smoking, drinking, drugs: we all that these addictions are dangerous.


How systematic racism impacts addiction treatment and people of color.


When it comes to addiction everyone is susceptible given the right situation or circumstances. And when it comes to treatment they have equal rights to being seen.


Modern Day Treatment: Choosing An Addiction Treatment Center In 2020


Taking the first step toward recovery from addiction is an important one.  Cell Phones, Social Media, Emails, Oh My. If you are the type of person that pays attention then perhaps you are as overwhelmed as MANY people are in making the critical life step of getting help for your addiction issues.


10 Tips To Avoid Relapse During The Holidays


If you or someone you know is trying to recover from drug or alcohol abuse and you are worried that dealing with holiday excitement, family drama, and stress may trigger a relapse, this article may help.  Please know that you are not alone in this situation...


Current Opioid Crisis In The United States


Over the last few years, opioid abuse has grown quite quickly into a major public health issue in the United States.  Due to millions of reported cases over the last couple of years, the problem now receives attention from the government and many private stakeholders...


Surviving Early Sobriety


Changing the people the recovering alcoholic or addict associates with is vital.  Be it before or during the active disease of the addict or alcoholic, relationships should...


Why Sober Living Is So Important


Sober living can be an important aspect of early recovery for addicts and alcoholics.  Here's why...

10 Signs of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

10 Signs of Drug & Alcohol Addiction, #3 Will Shock You!


Wondering if a friend of family member is addicted to drugs and/or alchohol?  Look out for these signs of addiction so you can be ready!

Choosing the right drug and alcohol rehab 2019

Choosing The Right Rehab


With all the chaos and confusion addiction causes, it can be difficult to choose the right type of treatment.  When someone is suffering from substance abuse and addiction, inpatient treatment can be life-saving. Making the right choice on a rehab can be daunting, but we've put together a guide that should help.

Addiction doctor supporting medication-assisted treatment for drug and alcohol addiction

5 Reasons Why Medication-Assisted Treatment is Worth Considering


What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?


Medication-Assisted Treatment (or MAT) uses FDA approved medications along with evidence-based behavioral therapies to treat substance abuse and addiction.

Women stressed out from enabling drug addict and alcoholic

Codependency and Enabling


Countless individuals have packed up, taken a risk, and flown across the country to start a new life in the Sunshine State.  I know, I’m one of them. It was fall of 2013,,,

Happy person recovering from drug and alcohol addiction

How I Found Hope in Southern California


Countless individuals have packed up, taken a risk, and flown across the country to start a new life in the Sunshine State.  I know, I’m one of them. It was fall of 2013,,,

Doctor utilizing addiction medicine in Orange County, California

Addiction Medicine


There are many who take the “one size fits all” approach to addiction.  This approach usually comes in the form of inpatient rehab, meetings in twelve step programs, and total abstinence. 

Woman meeting with her 12-step Sponsor

How Important is a Sponsor?


The deadly, endless cycle of alcoholism and drug addiction destroys lives everyday in the United States. Tens of millions of individuals in the U.S. are affected by this disease either directly, or indirectly - through a close friend or family member.

Women about to detox from heroin and other opioids

Detoxing From Heroin and Other Opioids


The abuse of heroin and other opioids is a major and growing concern in the United States. Some estimates claim that the leading cause of death under age 55 is from drug overdoses. 

The road to drug and alcohol addicton treatment and recovery

Long-Term Sobriety and The Full Continuum of Care


So you or your loved one is thinking about entering treatment for alcoholism or substance abuse. Maybe you or they have already completed a treatment program?

Person writing about the ethics in addiction treatment

Ethics in Addiction Treatment


Ethics and morality surrounding the recovery community has been a source of distress for many years. Certain treatment centers and rehab “brokers” nationwide have given the recovery community and industry a bad name.

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