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…

a man concerned about his friend going through alcohol withdrawal

Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

Going through alcohol withdrawal may seem overwhelming to face. There are several fears that people have when they think about going through this process. For some people, it’s just the fear of the unknown. Others may have anxiety because they’ve heard stories about people going through alcohol withdrawal. Whatever your reasons may be for hesitating…