Opiate Abuse

Signs of Opiate Abuse After Surgery

The opioid epidemic has impacted millions of individuals and families across the United States. Opiates and opioids were developed to help healthcare providers ease pain and perform life-saving medical interventions. Unfortunately, opiate abuse has become a frustratingly common after-effect of surgery. While the painkillers help people recover, there are all too many cases where opiate…

alumni-services

How Alumni Services Help Maintain Sobriety

As most people with even a basic understanding of addiction and the recovery process will tell you, a successful recovery is a lifetime commitment. Those of us who are susceptible to addictive behavior are that way because of inborn qualities, conditions, and habits of thinking. An alcoholic, for example, will often have a metabolic condition…

behavioral addictions

Understanding Behavioral Addictions

Behavioral addictions share many similarities with drug addictions, but they are often harder for people to understand. Substance addictions have a physical component. Drugs and alcohol are known to be physically addicting, and they can also cause psychological dependence. Behavioral addictions are psychological addictions. An individual can become addicted to certain behaviors and resulting feelings.…

outpatient treatment

5 Reasons to Choose Outpatient Treatment

When it comes to addiction treatment, it’s important to consider your options. Which treatment is right for you will depend on the severity of your addiction, life obligations, and your support system. Each treatment option carries its own advantages, but knowing why outpatient addiction treatment can be beneficial can help you make an informed decision.…