Addiction is a disease of the brain. While this concept is still often questioned and can be difficult to accept, research is proving this fact, as well as the effective treatments and preventative measures based on that research.1 In a recent study by the Associated Press – NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 53 percent…

In the addiction recovery process, a relapse to drug use or abuse isn’t a failure. It doesn’t mean that treatment isn’t working or that the person has a hopeless case of addiction that can never be addressed. It does mean that the current addiction treatment program might not be providing the person with the targeted help…

On This Page: Origins Risks Finding Help Origins Synthetic drugs differ from organic ones in that they are produced via chemical synthesis. Synthetic drugs are designed to mimic organic botanical compounds, but they often contain highly processed chemicals. The body has difficulty recognizing synthetic drugs, which makes them harder to process and metabolize. For this…

On This Page: 12-Step Sober Living Sober Living Apartments Sober Dorms Re-entry Sober Programs Transitional Housing Sober Living Learning More Sober living homes are designed to provide people in recovery with a sober environment in which to live. Within a sober living home, people who have experienced difficulties with substance use and abuse in the…

Life is full of joys and pleasures. When a waitress brings a smiling toddler a piece of chocolate cake piled high with melting ice cream, that child’s brain releases the natural chemicals that signal pleasure. The child feels warm, happy and comforted. Adults might have these same sensations when they’re provided with pieces of cake,…

On This Page: Help from Family & Friends Child Protective Services Explaining Rehab to Children Finding Help Being a single parent is challenging, but when you add in the need for rehab, many parents feel overwhelmed. When it comes to rehab for parents, especially single parents, treatment is often delayed because they feel there is simply…

Since Vicodin addiction is very common in young teens, it is important for parents, friends and other family members to know what the symptoms of Vicodin addiction are. If these symptoms are spotted early on, this will greatly benefit the person who is addicted. The sooner an addiction is noticed, the sooner the addict will…

On This Page: How Addiction Impacts Emotions Recovery of Relationships after Addiction Get Help Addiction destroys everything that makes life worth living long before it actually kills a person. Physical and emotional health, career and education are harmed by this deadly disease. Even secret addictions can have devastating effects an addict’s most important relationships. How…