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How Long Is Alcohol Rehab?

Alcohol rebab is different for everyone. Each person’s length of alcohol rehab can vary based on factors such as the length and severity of alcohol use, the specific recovery program you enter, and your genetic needs and underlying mental health conditions.  Alcohol rehab is a structured and supervised treatment program designed to help people struggling …

Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Before the 20th century, drinking alcohol to excess was seen as a character flaw rather than a diagnosable and treatable disease. Research into helping treat alcohol abuse led to groundbreaking studies that pointed to genetics as one of the underlying causes of alcoholism. Alcohol is one of the most common substances of abuse. According to …

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS): What Is It?

What’s standing in the way of your recovery? For some, it’s the thought of how painful and uncomfortable detox and withdrawal can be. Withdrawal is the body’s response to quitting drugs or alcohol cold turkey. Besides being highly uncomfortable, it can be dangerous due to potential medical complications. When you first stop using drugs or …

What Is the Kindling Effect in Drug & Alcohol Addiction?

If you have sought substance abuse treatment, you might have heard the phrase “kindling effect” or “kindling phenomenon.” It refers to the challenges someone faces after repeated attempts at sobriety. For some people, the more they try to overcome their addiction, the more intense and life-threatening symptoms of withdrawal can become. The impact drugs and …

Non 12 Step Rehab: What Are the Alternatives?

If you are struggling with substance abuse, it’s important to get help right away. The dangers of drug and alcohol abuse include physical and mental health problems that make life a challenge. Many people turn to 12 step programs for substance abuse help, whether that’s through Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or a drug …

What is a 12 Step Program?

Humans and substance use go back a long way. Evidence from cultures all around the world shows that substances have been a part of our history for thousands of years. Substances like alcohol, marijuana, and opiates derived from poppy plants are the most often found when studying ancient civilizations. But use of these substances has …