Most people approach addiction and rehab from the perspective of something shameful and possibly incriminating, Many go out of their way to hide it. Unfortunately, this often means those people don’t get the help they need. If you can admit you have a problem and want help, paying for rehab shouldn’t prevent your treatment.
There is no question that drug abuse is on the rise and people are needing to go to rehab now more than ever because of COVID-19. Things like a loved one falling ill. Kids unexpectedly out of school with no childcare. Coping with physical distancing. Daily routines interrupted. Life milestones canceled. Adjusting to working from
Vicodin addiction and abuse are more common than you might think. Vicodin is a highly addictive prescription medication and addiction to it can be lethal. Science Direct reports that the majority of Vicodin addiction begins as a prescription. This makes it particularly dangerous. And when trying to quit, the withdrawal symptoms of Vicodin can
There are millions of people struggling with Valium dependency and or Valium Addiction in the United States today. The most commonly affected by Valium Dependency or Valium Addiction is the person whom was prescribed Valium to address a temporary stressful life situation (which later was resolved) and has continued taking Valium as
Meth, or methamphetamine, is a central nervous system stimulant used for recreation, stimulation, and even weight loss. Methamphetamine is closely related to amphetamines, which are distributed as medical drugs in the form of Adderall and similar medications but is considered too strong and too addictive for medical use. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II drug,
The United States proud history of military service is one that is both admirable and often essential to our country’s role in global politics. But, for the 18.5 million men and women now discharged from the military, that service makes them more vulnerable to substance abuse and substance use disorders, known as SUDs or
Phencyclidine or PCP is a popular recreational drug, known for its dissociative, hallucinogenic, and euphoric effects. The drug is a schedule II drug in the United States but is still popular as a street drug. In fact, some estimates suggest that as many as 2.9% of adults over age 25 have had the drug
Recovering from addiction of any kind is a process that we live each day on an ongoing basis, seeking consistent improvement daily. Recovery is a way of life, not something you do once and forget about. Immersing yourself in your recovery, surrounding yourself with information and help and positive stories, and constantly learning to
No matter what your relationship, losing a loved one is a terrible and traumatic event. Losing your loved one to a disorder such as addiction may make that process worse and may add to your own trauma. People who survive their addicted loved ones may feel pressured by grief, stigma, and blame and may
More than 20 million people in the United States struggle with opioid addiction. Drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and methadone contribute to a problem that kills more than 130 Americans each day. Yet, less than 11% of addicts will ever go on to seek help and attempt to recover from opioid addiction for the long-term.