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How Addiction Affects the Family Unit

Addiction can completely take over one’s life. The pain and suffering not only affects the addicted individual, but the loved ones as well. Addiction is a family disease, and there can be a lot of deception and anger present in the entire family unit. At our drug and alcohol treatment center in Florida, we understand that …

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Is It Time for a Drug Rehab Intervention?

Friends and family members of loved ones struggling with addiction frequently realize that interventions represent a path toward effective treatment. Unfortunately, those outside of a profession associated with drug and alcohol counseling might not know how to perform an intervention. Few even know if one is necessary although many do realize that rehab might be …

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Top 5 Warning Signs of Alcoholism

There are countless warning signs that a person is developing an addiction to alcohol. Drinking every night (regardless of amount), drinking with intent to be drunk, feeling like alcohol is a need, experiencing withdrawal symptoms without alcohol, feeling aggression or agitation spontaneously, acting unusually compulsively, drinking in dangerous situations such as at work or in …

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Surgeon General’s Brother: How Prison Perpetuates Addiction

Throwing drug addicts in jail might solve some things, but it definitely doesn’t solve addiction itself, which is what drives the vast majority of drug addicts in jail for nonviolent, drug-related offenses. Long story short, criminalizing addicts keeps them addicts. It’s true that many jails and prisons offer some form of therapy for inmates, but dig …

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FDA Statement: Efforts to Promote Effective Treatment (and a new Buprenorphine)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal executive branch of American government. It is responsible for the protection and promotion of public health by controlling and supervising, among many other things, all pharmaceutical drugs, whether prescription or over the counter. Because of the ongoing opioid crisis, which many blame in part on the …

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Female Alcoholism is Reaching New Heights

In America, traditionally, and for as far back as records can show, men consume more alcohol than women, especially when it comes to binge drinking. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Men are more likely than women to drink excessively. Men are also more likely than women to take other risks (e.g., …

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Kicking Alcoholism With Intensive Outpatient Alcohol Rehab

People who are drug addicted can benefit greatly from spending time at a drug treatment center. The center can be just what they need to overcome their addiction and live a happier life without drugs. If you are addicted to drugs, treatment is likely a necessity as it can be hard to get off of …

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