3 Alcohol Relapse Prevention Strategies

3 Alcohol Relapse Prevention Strategies

Alcohol is almost universally present in American social culture. This makes it difficult for individuals to recognize when they or someone they know are abusing alcohol. But when individuals do seek treatment, they can identify the triggers and issues that lead them to alcohol abuse. For many, the first step is detox, which is best…

woman gets fentanyl treatment

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Program

Fentanyl, also known as “China White,” is the strongest of high-grade painkillers called opioids. It’s a Schedule II drug prescribed to treat pain. For this reason, fentanyl is sometimes legally prescribed for long-term severe medical conditions like cancer. However, pharmaceutical labs aren’t the only source for this manmade opioid. Increasingly, illicit drug rings are producing…

woman considers what physical dependence is

What Is Physical Dependence?

Drug addiction affects people in many ways. It may harm their personal lives, destroy their careers, break up their families, and cause emotional pain. These potential consequences occur only to some people. However, physical dependence occurs to everyone who becomes addicted to a substance. Whether it’s opioids, meth, heroin, or alcohol, physical dependence is the…

man considers the relationship between alcohol and depression

The Relationship Between Depression and Alcohol

We all face challenges in our life. While for many of us, these challenges are manageable and mundane, sometimes we are confronted with issues that require support from others to overcome. Perhaps the two most common issues affecting millions of Americans every year are depression and alcohol abuse. The first is the most common mental…