veterans and substance abuse

Veterans and Substance Abuse

There is an unsettling connection between veterans and substance abuse. Some veterans return from active duty with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, while others use drugs and alcohol as self-medication. At Las Vegas Recovery Center, we have a special program dedicated to veterans struggling with substance use disorders. Learn more about the connection between veterans…

a woman asking her dentist about meth and your teeth

How Meth Damages Your Teeth

Methamphetamine is a strong stimulant that is highly addictive. Users consume meth, commonly known as glass, speed, ice, or crystal, through snorting, smoking, injecting, or swallowing pills to achieve the sought after feeling of euphoria and intense pleasure. However, methamphetamine can cause severe health consequences such as; permanent brain damage, high blood pressure, anxiety, irregular…

a woman practicing relapse prevention techniques

Five Relapse Prevention Techniques

The biggest challenge you may face in your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is staying clean after completing your addiction rehab program. Regardless of your intention to stay on track, the smallest trigger may potentially derail your efforts. However, the right relapse prevention techniques give you a fighting chance at a sustainable recovery. You…

a doctor explaining the difference between opioids and opiates

The Difference Between Opioids and Opiates

Opioid and opiate abuse is a major issue that has reached epidemic proportions across the United States. These two classifications of substances have medicinal properties, but they can also have devastating effects if you develop an addiction to them. This kind of addiction can: Lead to criminal activity Harm physical and mental health Have a…

Addiction and Relapse

Contrary to popular misconception, relapse doesn’t begin with a return to using; using is the culmination of the relapse process, a process that usually starts long before the resumption of the actual use of substances or other manifestations of addiction. The seeds for a return to using are sown during a gradual return to the…