Not so fast. It would be great if treatment for substance abuse could be as easy as swallowing a pill, but complex diseases require professional treatment. Can a new herbal remedy reduce withdrawal symptoms from opiate addiction? The makers of Antiopes believe so. Brendan Carpenter, the CEO of Canadian company Creekside Botanicals, claims that just […]
The Internet is littered with home remedies for drug detox, but taking chances with your health when seeking sobriety can be deadly. Search the Internet for the term “drug detox” and you’ll find plenty of do-it-yourself options from pills to strips to advice on going “cold turkey.” While the desire to stop using drugs is […]
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 […]
Heroin use has spiked among teens as the dangerous drug becomes trendy again. The saying “what goes around comes around.” It’s true for fashion and other trends. Sadly, it’s also true when it comes to drug use. Heroin got a big boost in the early ‘90s as a staple in Seattle’s grunge scene. Most famous […]
The numbers don’t lie. SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association) recently released results for their study of clients discharged from substance abuse treatment facilities. States are asked to submit data for all discharges from substance abuse treatment, and data comes from facilities that are licensed or certified by the State substance abuse agency […]
For those who haven’t battled a substance abuse problem or other addiction, just getting the hang of the language can be a difficult undertaking at first. Even the basics aren’t always clear. Take the terms “treatment” and “recovery” for instance. If you’re in treatment, aren’t you going through recovery? What’s the difference?