Tag: addiction


How to Ask for Help with Your Addiction

If you are battling with an addiction of any kind, what matter most is asking for help when you need it and exploring the options out there for you. A person can drink or casually use drugs for a period…


Kindness and Addiction Treatment

One of the best ways to help combat addiction is to remember the person you are trying to help is a human being, just like you. Although many treatment specialist’s in the past have recommended using “tough love,” this has…


Is Birth Control Helpful to Women Who Wish to Beat Addiction?

There is a new study which suggests the hormone’s in a woman’s body could make her more likely to suffer from addiction. Does this mean the birth control pill may be helpful in recovery? It’s normal for a woman to…


How Can a Treatment Center Meet the Needs of Recovering Women?

Women have special needs while in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse and it includes helping them deal with the social, mental and cultural issues that could lead to relapse and being arrested. It becomes clear when a woman is going…


What Can an Addiction Medicine Doctor Do for Addiction?

An addiction medicine specialist is a licensed medical physician or an addiction psychiatrist who is trained in addiction medicine from the American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM). The ABPM is devoted to the prevention, evaluation, treatment and healing of people…

Disturbing Addiction Statistics: The Social and Economic Costs of An Epidemic

By Sam Knight, Director of Outreach at Detox Local Throughout the country, average citizens and governments alike are taking notice of the ever-growing opioid epidemic. After the New York Times published a study last month stating that overdose deaths rose…

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