Addiction Resources Blog

Skyrocketing Overdose Death Rates Among Women

One thing that doesn’t change when it comes to drug addiction is the fact that it doesn’t discriminate.  Anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, financial status, or gender can succumb to the effects of an addictive substance.  However, since the turn of the century, the number of overdose deaths among women has skyrocketed. Although overdose deaths continue to rise among both […]

Does Gender Affect the Way a Person Responds to Drugs or Alcohol?

Although gender equality has come a long way in today’s society, some fundamental and undeniable biological differences underline the fact that we are not all created equal. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the link between gender and addiction to understand why addictive substances affect men and women differently. How Social Roles Influence Substance Abuse Throughout American […]

Is There Hope for Addiction Among the Elderly?

Addiction among the elderly is something that doesn’t get that much attention in the United States today. It is either not considered when the topic of substance abuse is discussed or individuals just don’t think of an elderly person abusing any substance. If these are your thoughts on the subject, you are wrong. Addiction can happen to anyone at any […]

How to Overcome Drug Addiction in 2019

Now that the holidays are over, you can step back and think about how you want to spend this next year.  If you’re considering giving up drugs or alcohol as your New Year’s resolution, you won’t be alone. Of course, some people will succeed while others fail.  But don’t despair. You can be one of the successful individuals who makes […]

Why is Detox Important for Lasting Recovery?

Whether a person is abusing illegal drugs or prescription painkillers, the results are the same. These substances overload the body with toxins and chemicals that create cravings and withdrawal symptoms when the drug is withheld.  Unless the individual goes through a medically supervised detox, the chance of lasting recovery is unlikely. To better understand the importance of detox in lasting […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How it Helps Addicts Heal

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an intricate technique aimed at helping people remove unwanted or negative thoughts. A person who is struggling with negative emotions or feelings are more prone to abuse drugs or alcohol. This technique focuses on the way people’s thoughts influence their emotional well being. The way a person thinks and feels emotionally has a huge impact […]

Recap: The Most Deadly Drugs in the US in 2018

According to the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Report, an average of 50,000 people die from drug overdoses each year.  Many of those deaths are attributed to Fentanyl that has been mixed with opioids or cocaine. Fentanyl is now considered the deadliest drug of all time, causing more overdose deaths than any other drug on the streets today.  But, Fentanyl and […]

Drug Overdose: Is It Accidental or Deliberate?

A drug overdose is just one of the many serious side effects of substance abuse. And, whether it is alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication, addiction will always be a concern. Getting treatment that will help overcome the mental or behavioral issues that led to drug abuse is critical in avoiding the shockingly high probability of an eventual drug overdose.  […]

Tips for Getting Through Your First Sober Christmas

If this is going to be your first sober Christmas, congratulations!  You’ve come a long way, and your success is commendable. Getting sober is tough, but staying that way can present a wide range of challenges.  One of the biggest hurdles for recovering alcoholics is getting through the holidays without drinking. Of course, there are thousands of well-meaning tips, but […]

Why Treating Dual-Diagnosis in Rehab is Important

Addiction treatment programs have begun focusing more on treating the underlying causes of substance abuse. In the past, the approach was based mainly on punishment. Addicts were forced to endure withdrawals alone in cold, clinical settings. After a few days of this treatment, they were released back into the world with no support or guidance. As a result, most of […]

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