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Over-the-Counter Drugs That Are Commonly Abused

Everybody gets sick from time to time, whether it’s the common cold, an upset stomach from something you ate, allergies, or any other ailment. Grocery stores and pharmacies have shelves stocked with all sorts of medications to help people with their health needs. Unfortunately, some medications sold to consumers carry a potential for abuse. There …

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 …

What Is Black Tar Heroin?

When it comes to dangerous and addictive drugs, not many compare to heroin. This potent substance is sometimes called black tar heroin. An opiate derived from morphine, which itself comes from the poppy plant, heroin is fast-acting, highly addictive, and carries the very real potential for overdose and death. According to 2021 data from the …

Involuntary Rehab: Is It Possible to Get Someone Into Rehab?

Watching a friend or loved one struggle with addiction is awful. Substance abuse destroys health, relationships, and hope for a brighter future. When you see someone dealing with a substance use disorder, it can be hard to know what to do. You want to be kind and supportive and understanding to the people you care …

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: What Are the Differences?

Are you asking yourself if you need inpatient vs outpatient rehab? Getting help for drug and alcohol abuse is going to change your life for the better. Right now, it’s hard to imagine life without substances, but recovery is possible. Once you’ve decided to get help, the next step is determining what type of treatment …

Trauma Informed Care: What It Is And Why It’s Important 

What Is Trauma-Informed Care? Trauma-informed care (TIC) is an approach to addiction treatment that assumes that addicts and alcoholics are more likely than not to have a history of trauma, and so to treat addiction successfully, it is necessary to identify and acknowledge the presence of trauma symptoms and the role they play in substance …

Top Rehab Centers in America

Substance abuse can have lasting effects on every facet of a person’s life. From physical and psychological health to one’s social life, addiction can be ruinous for those afflicted by it. For the millions of Americans suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol, there is a way out. The top rehab centers in America offer …