What is detox, why is it important in the treatment process and how does it help improve your chances of long-term recovery from addiction? The numbers don’t lie. Those who go through medical detox are more than 20 percent more likely to successfully complete treatment than those who don’t, according to statistics published by the…

It’s a well-known and established fact that a high percentage of street cocaine is laced with levamisole, a veterinary drug used to deworm animals. It’s not just odd: it can be deadly, literally eating the flesh of those who use it. In fact, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported that 82 percent of the cocaine it…

Find Fast What Is Stress? Health Risks of Stress The Trap of Self-Medication Finding a Work-Life Balance Americans place a great value on productivity and efficiency in the workplace. At the same time, this culture often downplays the importance of leisure, relaxation and family time. The average employee in the United States gets the equivalent…

As teens head back to school, it’s a good time to remind parents to be aware of trends in drug and alcohol abuse among students – even when it comes to the misuse of legal drugs. Mixing substances is also a dangerous practice that high school and college kids are doing without always being aware…

For most people, college is a time of self-exploration and academic accomplishment that provides the foundation for a career. College gives individuals the opportunity to network with others who have similar interests, form lasting connections, and set a solid foundation for future successes. Of course, college is also notoriously a time of hard partying, late…

The reality is that all drugs cause harm. While the damage may come in a variety of different forms, the habit of drug abuse will eventually destroy users. In addition, most of the drugs typically abused cause harm on societal levels as well. The Most Damaging Drugs A fine line exists between an experimental bout…

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…