Does Your Rehab Facility’s Location Matter?

When it comes to getting sober or beating an addictive behavior, is selecting a drug or alcohol treatment facility solely based on its location wise? Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right rehabilitation center for you. Putting the Focus on You If you are considering entering a rehabilitation program, congratulations on placing…

A “SMART” Alternative to 12-Step Programs

Why Would Anybody Want an Alternative to a 12-Step Program? Twelve-step programs have helped millions of people struggling with addiction. But the road to recovery is complex, and different people have different needs. What works for many people might not work for others. That’s why many addiction treatment centers now offer alternatives to 12-step programs.…

When Dependence Becomes an Addiction

Dependence If you’re a caffeinated coffee drinker or you’re a diabetic, then chances are you know what it’s like to be dependent on a drug. Imagine going a day or two without coffee — a debilitating headache is the likely consequence and probably a foul mood. Diabetics, naturally, must have insulin — severe illness and…

The Good News

If you suspect that you or someone you love is suffering from alcoholism, you’re not alone. Estimates suggest that 15 million Americans suffer every day from an addiction to alcohol.  Thousands die every year from alcohol-related liver disease, incidents, and auto accidents. Although alcoholism cannot be cured, the good news is that it can be…

The Next Great Pandemic Infographic

Throughout history, the human race has survived several epidemics. With each disease came different symptoms, treatments and prognoses. Some had bigger impacts than others; some were fought with medicine while others became immune. Is the zombie trend just a tactic to sell movies, or is it foreshadowing of a mass disease that we could be…

Music Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction

Many people who are recovering from an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs find themselves suffering from anxiety or depression, especially while receiving treatment in rehab. Although certain anti-anxiety medications are remarkably effective at reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression, they are also, unfortunately, habit-forming. How, then, to treat clients who are suffering from anxiety…