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Signs of Cocaine Addiction: What to Look for

Signs of Cocaine Addiction: What to Look for

Cocaine addiction can consume a person’s life, making it difficult to convince them to seek help. If you believe someone you know is living with a cocaine habit, it's important to watch out for signs of cocaine addiction. It's normal to feel scared or concerned when...

Don’t Let ADHD and Addiction Control Your Life

Don’t Let ADHD and Addiction Control Your Life

Researchers have identified a connection between ADHD and addiction, wherein having ADHD predisposes one to develop a substance use disorder, especially if their ADHD is undiagnosed or untreated. But while this connection is undeniable, the causes behind it are more...

Alcohol Cessation: What You Can Expect from Detoxing

Alcohol Cessation: What You Can Expect from Detoxing

Alcohol cessation isn't as easy as you might think, especially if you've been drinking excessively or using alcohol to cope. When you become reliant on a substance, it's hard to give it up. And it doesn't help that quitting something that makes you feel good initially...

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: Which Is Best for Your Recovery?

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: Which Is Best for Your Recovery?

Are you ready to begin rehab but don’t know where to start? The next step in your recovery journey is considering your options for treatment. At The Woods at Parkside, we offer both inpatient and outpatient rehab programs. Both options can be effective, but your...

Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy: How Chronic Drinking Affects Your Heart

Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy: How Chronic Drinking Affects Your Heart

Alcohol might not cause you serious health issues in some cases. In fact, some studies have shown that moderate amounts of alcohol can actually lower your risk for heart disease. However, chronic or heavy alcohol use is another story. People who drink more may develop...

Detoxing from Drugs While Pregnant: How to Stay Safe as You Quit

Detoxing from Drugs While Pregnant: How to Stay Safe as You Quit

You can and should detox from drugs while pregnant. Choosing to detox from drugs at this time is a noble and courageous decision. Just admitting you are using drugs or alcohol while pregnant can be both embarrassing and terrifying. You may even be tempted to try...

Are Nootropics Addictive? What You Need to Know About Smart Drugs

Are Nootropics Addictive? What You Need to Know About Smart Drugs

Nootropics, also called ‘smart drugs,’ promise an easy way to boost performance at work, in school, or even to excel in video games. However, as with any drug, it’s helpful to know how their effects and risks. Most importantly, you need to answer the question, ‘Are...

How a Drug or Alcohol Addiction Affects Your Immune System

How a Drug or Alcohol Addiction Affects Your Immune System

Consistent, prolonged, and excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs can weaken your immune system, making you more likely to get sick, struggle to fight off infections, develop sepsis, and are more prone to viral infections passed through blood or body fluids....

The Cost of Addiction: The Financial Impact of Long-Term Drug Use

The Cost of Addiction: The Financial Impact of Long-Term Drug Use

“Addiction treatment is too expensive.” If you added up the cost of maintaining a drug addiction, what does it cost you? What is the street price of common addictive drugs, and how much does an overdose or drug-related emergency cost? Now ask yourself if drug...

Medication for Addiction Treatment: What You Need To Know

Medication for Addiction Treatment: What You Need To Know

If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, medication can potentially help you safely detox from drugs and minimize withdrawal symptoms. At Woods at Parkside, we offer medically supervised detox services, which helps you successfully start your path to recovery in a...

Stimulant Drugs: Types, Uses, Effects, and Risks

Stimulant Drugs: Types, Uses, Effects, and Risks

Prescribed stimulant drugs can be helpful for some people with specific physical and mental conditions. However, if you misuse prescription stimulants or take stimulant street drugs regularly, they can pose significant risks. Here’s an overview of stimulant drugs,...

A Guide for Family Members of Addicts: How to Seek Support

A Guide for Family Members of Addicts: How to Seek Support

Addiction can have a major impact on family members. In this guide for family members of addicts, you can learn how to help your addicted loved one find treatment. Beyond that, you can learn how to seek support and care for yourself as you deal with the effects of...

Teen Drug Abuse: The 10 Most Common Addictive Drugs Used by Teens

Teen Drug Abuse: The 10 Most Common Addictive Drugs Used by Teens

Teen drug abuse can be incredibly dangerous, and it often goes undetected by parents. Here’s an overview on how to tell if your teen might be abusing drugs and the most common addictive drugs teens use. Are you concerned that your teenager may be abusing drugs? Talk...

Can Alcohol Make You Suicidal?

Can Alcohol Make You Suicidal?

Alcohol abuse and getting drunk can put you at higher risk of committing suicide. That’s especially true if you already suffer from depression or suicidal thoughts.  Here’s how alcohol and suicide are linked and why you should seek treatment if you’re concerned. Are...

Is Marijuana Addictive? Understanding Cannabis Use Disorders

Is Marijuana Addictive? Understanding Cannabis Use Disorders

Have you wondered, “Is marijuana addictive?” If so, you are not alone. However, although someone may be more likely to get addicted to alcohol, cocaine, and other highly addictive drugs, it is possible to suffer from a cannabis use disorder.  Here, we will explore...

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning: What to Do in an Alcohol Emergency

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning: What to Do in an Alcohol Emergency

Many people enjoy alcohol on special occasions and at friendly gatherings. However, if you or someone else is in physical distress from drinking too much, the happy times may seem far away. Alcohol overdose is a dangerous condition. Yet, how can you tell if it is...

A Guide to Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans in Ohio

A Guide to Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans in Ohio

Substance abuse disorders are common in veterans, including issues with alcohol, prescription medications, illegal drugs, and more. Here’s a rundown on statistics about veteran substance abuse and how to find veteran substance abuse treatment in Ohio. Are you looking...

The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

Unfortunately, experiencing a traumatic event, especially in childhood, can have negative outcomes if not resolved. For example, substance abuse and addiction can arise from these issues. In this blog, we’ll explore this link between trauma and addiction and explain...

5 Surprising Benefits of Music Therapy for Addiction Recovery

5 Surprising Benefits of Music Therapy for Addiction Recovery

The idea of using music in healing has been around since the days of Plato and Aristotle. Then, during the late 1700s, scientists began discussing how music could be used in medical settings. However, it wasn’t until the 20th century that professionals began to use...

Life After Alcohol: What You Need to Know About Quitting Alcohol

Life After Alcohol: What You Need to Know About Quitting Alcohol

What does life after alcoholism look like? Quitting alcohol may be one of the most difficult challenges of your life. However, the more you know, the better you can deal with detox and daily living afterward. Here, you will find answers to many of the questions you...

The Dangers of Buying Illegal Drugs Online

The Dangers of Buying Illegal Drugs Online

From the dark web to social media, teens and adults alike are finding creative ways to buy illegal drugs online. The process is often quick, easy, and seems risk-free. However, this route to illegal drugs can be quite dangerous to both your health and your freedom....

Overcoming Addiction: 5 Ways to Prepare for Sobriety

Overcoming Addiction: 5 Ways to Prepare for Sobriety

Overcoming addiction to drugs or alcohol may feel like an uphill battle at times. However, due to the increasing toxicity in today’s black market drug supply, there has never been a better time to get sober. If you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired from the...

What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?

What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?

Since drinking is socially accepted in many cultures, it can be challenging to spot the difference between a person who likes to have a few drinks to relax and someone with a real problem. Unfortunately, alcohol use disorder is a serious issue that affects people from...

Prescription Drug Detox Near Columbus, Ohio

Prescription Drug Detox Near Columbus, Ohio

Prescription drug use in Ohio has increased in the years following COVID. This has been due, in part, to the immense increase in prescriptions used to treat mental health conditions like stress, anxiety, and depression among Ohio residents. In addition, prescription...

How to Detox from Meth

How to Detox from Meth

Although many people try to become sober on their own, professional drug therapy is significantly more likely to result in long-term methamphetamine addiction recovery. A medically assisted program from a detox center in Ohio is the first step in battling...

Cocaine Overdose: The Dangers of Acute Cocaine Toxicity

Cocaine Overdose: The Dangers of Acute Cocaine Toxicity

The risk of cocaine overdose has been steadily rising over the past twenty years. This is due largely to illicit drugs being lace fentanyl which poses a danger to people who are struggling with a cocaine use disorder. If you or a loved one are struggling with cocaine...

How to Stop Using Drugs Today

How to Stop Using Drugs Today

If you've come to the decision that it's time to quit drugs, then addiction has probably wreaked some havoc in your life. But even when you're completely sure of your decision, getting rid of an addiction can still feel overwhelming. And part of the problem is that...

Alcohol Rehab in Ohio: Get the Best Treatment for Alcoholism

Alcohol Rehab in Ohio: Get the Best Treatment for Alcoholism

Did you know that alcohol use disorder affects over 14.5 million people in the United States alone. In fact, nearly one in five adults in Ohio engaged in either binge drinking or heavy drinking over the past month. Thankfully, there is reliable, professional support...

What Is Music Therapy?

What Is Music Therapy?

When coping with a drug use problem, pushing the outside world away with recreational therapy in Ohio is sometimes the greatest thing you can do for yourself and your recovery efforts. Music and music therapy are wonderful ways to heal from a traumatic past. Here are...

How to Prevent Relapse

How to Prevent Relapse

Depending on what you do after you use meth, a relapse might be a little slip-up or a terrible setback. When you start using methamphetamine again after a time of abstinence, it's known as a meth relapse. It can happen even following successful meth detox in Ohio and...

Choosing an Ohio Drug Rehab: 6 Things to Consider

Choosing an Ohio Drug Rehab: 6 Things to Consider

Checking into an Ohio drug rehab center means making a serious commitment in both time and money. So naturally, you want to find a treatment center that will give you the best chance at long-term recovery. But with all the rehab centers in Ohio, finding the right...

Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Abuse: What’s the Connection?

Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Abuse: What’s the Connection?

Bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse often go hand-in-hand. In fact, 43% of people with bipolar disorder struggle with alcohol abuse or dependence. This is because many turn to alcohol to help cope with the ups and downs of having bipolar disorder. But over time,...

How to Talk to Someone with an Addiction

How to Talk to Someone with an Addiction

It's helpful to know what to look for if you're concerned about a friend or loved one who may require a prescription drug detox in Ohio. The good news is that you can help them more than you would first believe, although professional help may be required to address a...

How FMLA for Rehab Can Protect Your Job While You Get Help

How FMLA for Rehab Can Protect Your Job While You Get Help

If you're considering going to rehab, you probably have a few concerns. Among those, one of the biggest is most likely, "How can I keep my job while I go to rehab?" But there is good news on that front—the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, already exists to...

Which Rehabs in Ohio Really Work?

Which Rehabs in Ohio Really Work?

There are a variety of rehabs in Ohio, and many of them use different treatment modalities and approaches. So how do you know which one is right for you? And how are you supposed to choose an Ohio rehabilitation center? To answer these important questions and help you...

Hydromorphone Side Effects: From Nausea to Addiction

Hydromorphone Side Effects: From Nausea to Addiction

Each year, thousands of people lose their lives as a result of a drug overdose. Of the more than 90,000 overdoses in 2020, nearly 70% involved opioids. And one opioid that has become increasingly popular among recreational users is a drug known as hydromorphone....

Pancreatitis and Alcohol: How Drinking Harms Vital Organs

Pancreatitis and Alcohol: How Drinking Harms Vital Organs

Chronic alcohol abuse can result in a variety of concerning health conditions. In fact, nearly every part of the body is impacted by alcohol use. One potentially serious illness associated with alcoholism is pancreatitis. In short, if you are concerned about...

Benefits of Group Therapy

Benefits of Group Therapy

The importance of group therapy in addiction treatment cannot be overstated. Enrolling in alcohol and drug rehabilitation in Columbus, Ohio is a tremendous accomplishment and a courageous approach toward long-term recovery. However, if you genuinely want to improve...

What Is Relapse? Understanding Recovery

What Is Relapse? Understanding Recovery

Addiction is a chronic disease, meaning that it cannot be treated overnight. As a result, relapse is a common part of an individual's recovery journey. Many people who have successfully recovered from drug or alcohol addiction have experienced a relapse at some point...

What Substances Cause Drug-Induced Psychosis?

What Substances Cause Drug-Induced Psychosis?

Psychosis is a mental health condition that causes a break from reality. This means that a person undergoing a psychotic episode cannot decipher between what is real and what is not. And sometimes, substance abuse can cause brief psychotic episodes, known as...

Rehab Before the Holidays: Starting Recovery Before 2022

Rehab Before the Holidays: Starting Recovery Before 2022

Spending the holidays in a drug and alcohol rehab center may not be your idea of an exciting Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration, but there are actually several reasons why starting rehab before the holidays is more advantageous than you might think. Before you...

The Advantages of Medically Supervised Detox

The Advantages of Medically Supervised Detox

Making a choice to stop using drugs and alcohol and enter a medically assisted detox in Ohio is a significant first step toward recovery. If you've never been to drug or alcohol treatment before, you're likely to have a lot of preconceived notions. You may recall...

The 5 Most Addictive Drugs: New Addiction Science

The 5 Most Addictive Drugs: New Addiction Science

There are millions of individuals in the United States who suffer from substance use disorder. A study done by the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics on general drug use showed that 31.9 million (11.7%) of the population over the age of 12 currently use illegal...

Alcohol Shakes and Other Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol Shakes and Other Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Long-term alcohol abuse carries with it a lot of negative side-effects, such as drinker’s nose, alcoholic eyes, and stomach problems. One of these symptoms is alcohol shakes, also known as alcohol tremors. It manifests as uncontrollable, erratic movement of the hands...

Symptoms of Cocaine Use: How to Identify Substance Abuse

Symptoms of Cocaine Use: How to Identify Substance Abuse

Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. What starts off as a seemingly harmless experiment can quickly spiral into life-threatening addiction that can have serious personal, professional, and financial consequences. That said, many people are unaware of the signs and...

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Meth

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Meth

How long does it take to recover from a meth addiction? Symptoms of meth withdrawal might be physical, emotional, or behavioral. They can be challenging and may last for days or even weeks. The length of such symptoms is determined by various factors, including...

What’s a Functional Alcoholic?

What’s a Functional Alcoholic?

"The chains of alcohol are too light to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." While people might sometimes use alcohol to help you get through the day, it is usually the cause of why you're not functioning the way you used to. Once this happens, signing up...

National First Responders Day 2021

National First Responders Day 2021

October 28 is National First Responders Day. It is a day to honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep people safe when disaster strikes. First responders are an essential part of our country, and as a result, they deserve a day of...

How Is Cocaine Made? The Cutting Agents May Surprise You

How Is Cocaine Made? The Cutting Agents May Surprise You

Cocaine is abused in several different ways but usually involves inhalation or injection from the powdered form (cocaine hydrochloride) or smoking from a cocaine base (freebase). But how is cocaine made? And what is different about today’s cocaine batches versus...

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center Near Columbus, Ohio

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center Near Columbus, Ohio

For some people, conventional rehab just doesn't work. They attend addiction recovery programs, they try their best, but they still feel an intense need to drink or use drugs. For these individuals, they are most likely suffering from a combination of mental illness...

Xylazine In Ohio: Overdose Deaths From Tranq

Xylazine In Ohio: Overdose Deaths From Tranq

Recently, a drug called xylazine has been making an appearance in Ohio drug overdose death reports. This tranquilizer acts as a central nervous system depressant, similar to opioids, but it is considered a non-opioid sedative. Learn more about what xylazine is, why...

Chemical Dependency in Ohio – Addiction Help in 2021

Chemical Dependency in Ohio – Addiction Help in 2021

The state of Ohio has a long history of chemical dependency and addiction. For example, the state was hit hard by the opioid epidemic in early the 2000s. In fact, Ohio was so affected by the opioid crisis that overdose deaths became the leading cause of injury-related...

Drug-Induced Schizophrenia: Who’s at Risk?

Drug-Induced Schizophrenia: Who’s at Risk?

Taking drugs comes with a long list of risks and side effects that range from mild to life-threatening. But what many people don’t know is that certain drugs can actually trigger severe mental health crises. One of these events is known as drug-induced schizophrenia....

The COVID Vaccine and Alcohol: Does Drinking Decrease Immunity?

The COVID Vaccine and Alcohol: Does Drinking Decrease Immunity?

COVID vaccinations are being distributed worldwide in an effort to protect people from the coronavirus. This has led many to ask how to optimize their health around the time they get the COVID vaccine. In Russia, residents were advised to avoid alcohol for two weeks...

Tina Drug Abuse: Facts You Need to Know

Tina Drug Abuse: Facts You Need to Know

Overdose deaths related to the “Tina” drug continue to increase throughout the state of Ohio. With the dangers on the rise, it’s more important than ever to understand everything you can about this Tina drug. So, here are five important facts about the Tina drug,...

Depression Awareness: Signs of Depression & Addiction

Depression Awareness: Signs of Depression & Addiction

What is Depression? For most of us, feeling depressed is a very normal part of life. Following the loss of a loved one or some of life’s tougher challenges, feeling sad or depressed is all but expected. However, when that sadness becomes intense, includes feelings of...

Serotonin Syndrome: Are You at Risk?

Serotonin Syndrome: Are You at Risk?

Serotonin syndrome is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that can happen to people who are trying to better their mental health. If you are somebody who takes medications for your mental health, you might be at risk for this condition and all of its...

2020 Drug Trends: Columbus Ohio Overdose Deaths Increase 46%

2020 Drug Trends: Columbus Ohio Overdose Deaths Increase 46%

By now it is evident that drug overdose deaths increased substantially in 2020 due to a variety of issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. However, in Columbus, Ohio, overdose deaths increased at a noticeably greater rate than in the rest of the country. Learn...

Why You Shouldn’t Combine Chantix and Alcohol

Why You Shouldn’t Combine Chantix and Alcohol

When you take a look at the side effects of Chantix, a drug meant to help people stop smoking cigarettes, you will learn that Chantix has an effect on alcohol use as well. Specifically, taking Chantix can reduce the user’s tolerance for drinking alcohol. Naturally,...

COVID Anxiety: Has the Pandemic Worsened Your Mental Health?

COVID Anxiety: Has the Pandemic Worsened Your Mental Health?

Anxiety is a normal part of life. Everyone experiences the occasional run-in with anxiety, whether it’s the night before a big presentation at work or financial stress. However, there has been a growing number of people who have experienced post-COVID anxiety as a...

Do Addictive Personality Traits Predict Addiction?

Do Addictive Personality Traits Predict Addiction?

An addictive personality refers to a combination of addictive traits that, in theory, predispose a person to addiction. However, the concept of the addictive personality is debated. So what are addictive personality traits and do they really offer insight into future...

The 5 Stages of Recovery: Everything You Need to Know

The 5 Stages of Recovery: Everything You Need to Know

When you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, recovery can seem like an impossible task. However, the substance abuse recovery process is actually something that you can achieve once you know about the five stages of recovery. Through the stages of...

4 Alternatives to Benzodiazepines for Anxiety in 2021

4 Alternatives to Benzodiazepines for Anxiety in 2021

Occasional anxiety is a part of life. However, if worry and stress are so prevalent that day-to-day responsibilities or quality of life are affected, an anxiety disorder may be the reason. Anxiety disorders are widespread in the United States, affecting nearly 20...

How to Get Meth Out of Your System: Meth Detox in Ohio

How to Get Meth Out of Your System: Meth Detox in Ohio

Making the decision to stop using methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, comes with various challenges. First, meth abuse is one of the most common substance use disorders that can result in serious physical and mental health consequences. Second, knowing how to...

Crystal Meth Addiction: New Treatments on the Horizon

Crystal Meth Addiction: New Treatments on the Horizon

Crystal meth addiction is an incredibly challenging disorder to beat, and many people struggling with this substance use disorder are left wondering how to get off of meth safely and effectively. However, there are new, groundbreaking treatment options that could help...

Can the Liver Heal Itself? Recovering from Alcohol Addiction

Can the Liver Heal Itself? Recovering from Alcohol Addiction

You might be familiar with the fact that drinking alcohol can cause many different health complications, including liver damage. However, the liver functions differently from other organs in the human body. Rather than developing scar tissue right away when it is...

Alcoholic Eyes: Identifying and Treating Alcoholic Vision Loss

Alcoholic Eyes: Identifying and Treating Alcoholic Vision Loss

When you think of damage caused by alcohol, you might think of damage done to the liver or mental health. Those are certainly some of the most dangerous risks associated with alcohol addiction, but alcohol is such a harmful substance that it can endanger almost every...

Meth Psychosis: The Hows and Whys of Getting Help

Meth Psychosis: The Hows and Whys of Getting Help

Meth psychosis isn’t something that immediately comes to mind when the general population considers the effects of meth use. Symptoms of meth use, like sores on the face, weight loss, and rotting teeth are more commonly known. However, meth psychosis is a serious...

Real Addiction Recovery Stories Prove Sober Living Is Possible

Real Addiction Recovery Stories Prove Sober Living Is Possible

If you are currently on your sobriety journey or thinking about joining a recovery program to help you through the struggles of addiction, it’s important to recognize that you are not alone. Sometimes, it can feel like recovery isn’t possible. You might even wonder if...

Finding the Best Mental Health Centers in Ohio

Finding the Best Mental Health Centers in Ohio

Despite all of the challenges that 2020 brought to everyone who struggles with mental health issues and addiction, mental health centers in Ohio are ready to help people find mental health recovery. Learn more about the mental health challenges that many people are...

Isotonitazene Found in Growing Ohio Overdose Deaths

Isotonitazene Found in Growing Ohio Overdose Deaths

News reports show that the Ohio opioid epidemic continues to spread throughout the state—and it is only becoming deadlier. Recently, the synthetic opioid called isotonitazene has been linked to overdose deaths in Illinois and Indiana, and now it has officially reached...

The Ohio Drug Problem: New Findings on the Opioid Epidemic

The Ohio Drug Problem: New Findings on the Opioid Epidemic

In the past year, the Ohio opioid epidemic has, unfortunately, been on the rise. This Ohio drug problem has left countless people struggling with their mental health and even with their lives as the number of deaths related to opioid overdose continues to increase. In...

Stress Drinking: Can It Cause Alcoholism?

Stress Drinking: Can It Cause Alcoholism?

For many people who have a stressful day, drinking alcohol to unwind becomes a habit. But turning to that glass of wine or your go-to cocktail in stressful situations can actually cause a lot more harm than you realize. This brings up an important question: What is...

How to Recognize if You’re a Gray Area Drinker

How to Recognize if You’re a Gray Area Drinker

Excessive drinking as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is binge drinking (four or more drinks in one occasion for women, or five or more for men), chronic drinking (eight or more drinks per week for women, 15 or more drinks per week for men)...

6 Reasons to Get Drug and Alcohol Treatment Before 2021

6 Reasons to Get Drug and Alcohol Treatment Before 2021

As we quickly approach the end of 2020, many people are starting to think about resolutions for the new year. For people with substance abuse issues, these resolutions often include entering drug and alcohol treatment programs. But if you are or know somebody who...

Suicide Survivors: Preventing Suicide in Ohio

Suicide Survivors: Preventing Suicide in Ohio

Since the start of 2020, there has been a four percent increase in suicides in Franklin County, Ohio. As you might imagine, there are many reasons behind this problem. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on suicide survivors, people who have...

Finding Safe Addiction Treatment During COVID-19

Finding Safe Addiction Treatment During COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is still a danger in the United States. In fact, in the state of Ohio, the number of confirmed positive cases is rising to record highs. This leaves people with addiction struggling with a lot of urgent questions: Are...

Am I an Alcoholic—How to Know and What to Do About It

Am I an Alcoholic—How to Know and What to Do About It

Enjoying alcohol is a popular activity among adults, which can make answering the question, “Am I an alcoholic?” difficult. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 86.3 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at...

Benefits of Getting Help at an Addiction Recovery Center

Benefits of Getting Help at an Addiction Recovery Center

If you've recently decided to quit using drugs or alcohol, congratulations! This step marks the beginning of your path toward long-term recovery. While you may feel tempted to simply stop using and go cold turkey at home, but first you should consider the benefits of...

The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the 4th of July

The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the 4th of July

If you've already put some time into your recovery, non-alcoholic drinks could be a fun way for you to join in on the 4th of July celebrations. By bringing your own drinks with you to a party or barbecue, you can avoid awkward conversations about why you're not...

Tramadol: Answering Your Questions About Tramadol Abuse

Tramadol: Answering Your Questions About Tramadol Abuse

Tramadol—also known by the brand names Ultram, Conzip, or Rybix ODT—is an opioid painkiller. And as you may know, opioids have become known for their painkilling properties and potential for addiction. Similar to other opioids, tramadol works by acting on certain...

How to Succeed in Staging an Intervention

How to Succeed in Staging an Intervention

Staging an intervention can help friends and family overcome feelings of helplessness in the face of addiction. Watching a loved one deal with a drug or alcohol addiction without feeling like there’s anything you can do is one of the hardest things you can go through....

DMT Drug Addiction: Learn About the “Spirit Molecule”

DMT Drug Addiction: Learn About the “Spirit Molecule”

After rising to popularity in the counterculture of the 60s and 70s, hallucinogenics such as the DMT drug, LSD, and magic mushrooms became less prevalent in the fast times of the 1980s and 90s. However, in the new millennium, use of these psychedelic drugs has seen a...

Hypersomnia: When Too Much Sleep Is Never Enough

Hypersomnia: When Too Much Sleep Is Never Enough

In today’s busy world, many people struggle with the effects of not getting enough sleep at night and feeling tired during the day. In fact, feeling tired has fueled an entire industry of energy drinks and pick-me-up products. But what if you’re getting six to eight...

Ketamine Addiction: What It Is and How to Get Help

Ketamine Addiction: What It Is and How to Get Help

Ketamine, or “Special K,” as it is known on the street, is a commonly abused party drug or “club drug” in the United States and around the world.   The psychedelic, hallucinogenic, and dissociative effects of ketamine make it one of the popular “club drugs” used at...

How to Find the Best Detox Centers in Ohio

How to Find the Best Detox Centers in Ohio

Finding the right drug or alcohol treatment in a rehab program is essential for your long-term recovery goals. This article gives all the information you need before choosing from one of the many detox centers in Ohio so that you can get the most out of your recovery...

5 Tips for Creating a Relapse Prevention Plan

5 Tips for Creating a Relapse Prevention Plan

Going through a rehabilitation program is a huge step in getting your life back on track. You simply can’t move on and live a full, healthy life until you address your addiction to drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, most addictions don’t go away easily. Even if you’ve...

Heroin Detox: What You Should Expect

Heroin Detox: What You Should Expect

Although taking heroin for the first time probably didn’t include a lot of forethought or planning, the choice to go through a heroin detox does. Quitting your habit can change your life for the better, but going through the withdrawal process is intense. It’s...

5 Must-See Movies About Drug Addiction

5 Must-See Movies About Drug Addiction

For many of us, there are few things more relaxing than sitting back and enjoying a good movie. As we relish in the sweet escape from everyday life that a good movie provides, we also relish in its power to spark our emotions and make us laugh until we cry. Yet,...

Alcohol Abuse Statistics Ohio: Important Figures to Know

Alcohol Abuse Statistics Ohio: Important Figures to Know

When the opioid epidemic hit the United States, Ohio residents were hit particularly hard. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Ohio had the second-highest rate of drug overdose deaths attributed to opioids in the country in 2017, with a rate of 39.2...

7 Perfect Self-Care Quotes to Nurture Your Mental Health

7 Perfect Self-Care Quotes to Nurture Your Mental Health

As you jump into the new year, it is important to create space for mental health self-care. If you’re not quite sure where to start, these self-care quotes are here to give you some guidance. 1. “Self-care is an attitude that says, ‘I am responsible for myself.’” –...

5 Things To Expect During Your First Sober Family Holiday

5 Things To Expect During Your First Sober Family Holiday

The first year of sobriety can be an emotional rollercoaster. It may feel especially difficult to stay sober during the holidays. For most people, balancing holiday events, family gatherings, and many responsibilities, along with added financial pressure can make it...

Does Medicare Cover Detox?

Does Medicare Cover Detox?

In the best-case scenarios, navigating health insurance and Medicare can be challenging. Many patients aren't sure what drug rehab services are covered, or if/how Medicare covers detox. Thankfully, we are here as a resource for all of these questions and more. In this...

How Much Does Rehab Cost: The Real Price

How Much Does Rehab Cost: The Real Price

Making the decision to seek treatment for yourself or to assist a loved one is a challenging task to start with. While mental health care is vital, affording it can be challenging. This article will outline how much recovery costs by examining the often frustrating...

How to Maintain Your Continuity of Care

How to Maintain Your Continuity of Care

Continuity of care is an extremely important aspect of any and every rehabilitation program. It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with a mental illness, an addiction, or a combination thereof. If you want what you’ve learned in rehabilitation to stick with you...

Why Is Alcohol Addictive for Some People and Not Others?

Why Is Alcohol Addictive for Some People and Not Others?

Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction are common in the United States. Nearly 6% of American adults and 2% of American adolescents suffer from an alcohol use disorder. Alcohol abuse claims an estimated 88,000 American lives annually. In 2010, it cost the nation $249...

Intensive Outpatient Programs: Your Guide

Intensive Outpatient Programs: Your Guide

If the symptoms of your mental health or addiction issue don’t warrant the use of an inpatient treatment center, you may want to consider outpatient treatment. If this is the case, one of your options is an intensive outpatient treatment program, or IOP. The Woods at...

Group Therapy Activities for Adults with Mental Illness

Group Therapy Activities for Adults with Mental Illness

Psychotherapy is a vital part of treating mental health disorders, chronic conditions, and addiction. There are many types of activity, but patients can find unique benefits and challenges in a group setting. Group environments provide an opportunity for peers to...

Outpatient Alcohol Treatment: What Is It?

Outpatient Alcohol Treatment: What Is It?

Alcoholism is on the rise in the United States. According to a recent study from the Journal of the America Medical Association, one in eight adults meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism is a serious disease, but it is treatable. Outpatient...

What Is Yoga Therapy and Does It Help with Addiction?

What Is Yoga Therapy and Does It Help with Addiction?

Health and wellness trends have infiltrated entered the public consciousness, and with that has come yoga. One growing field of this activity is yoga therapy. Contrary to popular belief, though, yoga therapy involves more than just physical poses. In fact, it can help...

Finding the Best Partial Hospitalization Program Near Me

Finding the Best Partial Hospitalization Program Near Me

You might be wondering: how do I find the best partial hospitalization program near me? When you require outpatient treatment, you may face a lot of nerves and questions—especially when considering partial hospitalization. For instance, what can be expected during the...

What to Expect at Residential Treatment Facilities

What to Expect at Residential Treatment Facilities

Making the decision to look into residential treatment facilities can open a pathway to long term recovery. Whether you’re struggling with a mental illness like depression or anxiety, you’re struggling with an addiction, or both, checking into an inpatient facility...

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: What’s Right for You?

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: What’s Right for You?

While having access to a wide range of treatment options is great for people seeking addiction recovery, it can be hard to know what's right for you. Between the different levels of care, programs for drugs and alcohol, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, a...

5 Relapse Prevention Activities to Keep You in Sober Living

5 Relapse Prevention Activities to Keep You in Sober Living

The road to recovery is a road without an end. It’s an ever-changing destination, and getting there may get a little easier over time, but there will always be new twists and turns in your journey. The key is to consistently stay engaged in relapse prevention...

The Most Important Coping Skills In Recovery

The Most Important Coping Skills In Recovery

Although many people who suffer from addiction find a way to sobriety, relapse is surprisingly common. In fact, among patients who have entered addiction recovery, 40-60% experience a relapse. While relapsing is not unexpected, it can sometimes come with dangerous...

The Vicious Cycle of Depression and Substance Abuse

The Vicious Cycle of Depression and Substance Abuse

Depression and addiction often work in cycles together. One may even contribute directly to another. Those suffering from depression have an increased likelihood of substance abuse while those with a substance use disorder are at an increased risk for depression. It’s...

Celebrities in Recovery Who Can Inspire You

Celebrities in Recovery Who Can Inspire You

Like many other diseases, addiction does not discriminate against race, gender, socioeconomic status, or celebrity. Oftentimes, the media sensationalizes celebrity addiction stories, providing in-depth details on celebrities struggling with alcohol and drug addiction....

Music Therapy And Mental Health: Can Music Help Heal?

Music Therapy And Mental Health: Can Music Help Heal?

Chances are music has positively impacted your emotional or mental health at one time or another. Maybe your favorite song uplifted your spirit when you were going through a tough time. Or a song from your childhood made you smile from ear to ear. Or perhaps you took...

The Benefits of Recreational Therapy For Substance Abuse

The Benefits of Recreational Therapy For Substance Abuse

The type of treatment method and rehab center you seek out for drug and alcohol addiction is important to your long-term sobriety. While one person may benefit from group therapy or 12-Step meetings, someone else may respond better to more hands-on, life enhancement...

The Best Intensive Outpatient Program in Columbus, Ohio

The Best Intensive Outpatient Program in Columbus, Ohio

If you’re struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, attending an intensive outpatient program (IOP) in Columbus, Ohio, can help you on your journey toward long-lasting recovery. This type of treatment — a step-down from residential treatment and a step up from...

Find the Best Drug Rehab Near Columbus Ohio

Find the Best Drug Rehab Near Columbus Ohio

Finding the right rehabilitation center is an important step in building a lasting recovery. Over 14,500 drug rehab facilities exist in the United States alone. So, it's no wonder that finding the best one to get treatment from is a challenge. In this article, we'll...

Xanax Detox: Find a Treatment Center

Xanax Detox: Find a Treatment Center

Xanax (alprazolam), like many drugs, is highly addictive. Many people become addicted to the drug’s sedative effects. Xanax dependency happens more quickly than most people realize. When the drug is taken regularly, withdrawal symptoms may appear once it leaves your...

Where Can I Go for Alcohol Detox?

Where Can I Go for Alcohol Detox?

Alcohol addiction can ruin a person’s life. Some people continue drinking just to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms. It’s no secret that alcohol withdrawal can be uncomfortable. If done without proper medical supervision, it can even be deadly. Finding the right...

Best Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Columbus

Best Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Columbus

Your life might feel like it’s spinning out of control right now, or maybe a loved one is struggling and you don’t know what to do. Whatever it is that has brought you here today, we’re here to help. Finding the best substance abuse treatment center is an important...

What are the best alcohol treatment centers in Ohio

What are the best alcohol treatment centers in Ohio

Alcoholism is widespread, and affects many people from all walks of life. In 2014, an estimated 21.5 million Americans (aged 12 and older) suffered from a substance abuse disorder. Out of that group, 17.2 million people had an alcohol problem. If you are struggling...

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