Rehab is so much more than just a brief respite from a drug-addicted, alcohol fueled lifestyle, which is why a great deal of the rehabilitation work that we do focuses on the long-term mental health of the client. This is especially true in our Co-occurring Services Program, which helps clients suffering from a dual diagnosis.. read more →

Mental Health Series: Schizophrenia and Addiction In the 2001 biographical movie, “A Beautiful Mind,” we watch Nobel Prize-winning economist John Nash develop paranoid schizophrenia, which leads him to have delusions that eventually cost him his career, friends, and family. Fortunately for Nash, he recovered later in life — he didn’t also have a drug addiction,.. read more →

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that creates an irregular behavioral pattern involving severe mood shifts. Many people who have bipolar disorder also struggle with a substance abuse problem. People with bipolar disorder often use drugs in an effort to self-medicate to relieve the difficult symptoms of bipolar disorder, developing a dangerous cycle of drug.. read more →

The risk of ecstasy addiction has increased as the drug has steadily grown in both popularity and strength. Ecstasy is composed primarily of 3-4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine (MDMA), which, over the years, has been produced cheaper and more efficiently as evidenced by ecstasy’s current incarnation: molly. Molly is a more potent form of ecstasy whose prevalence has overtaken.. read more →

Teen drug and alcohol abuse remains a significant threat to the fabric of our society. In fact, shedding light on just how pervasive teen drug abuse and underage drinking actually are, a recent survey reported that an estimated 17% of high school students are abusing drugs and alcohol during the school day. The survey also.. read more →

Crystal meth addiction is prevalent in the U.S. Characterized by a number physical and psychological dangers, addiction to meth requires addiction treatment.

The threat of widespread crystal meth addiction is one of the more pervasive realities faced by a culture struggling to keep rampant drug abuse at bay. Considering that a 2009 study found that 1.2 million Americans age twelve and over had abused crystal meth in the previous year, the fight against addiction to meth is.. read more →

Painkiller addiction in athletes is becoming more and more prevalent as athletes ignore the effects of painkillers in the pursuit of pain management.

Considering the importance placed on sports by our nation’s culture, it should come as no surprise that, more and more, athletes are at risk of painkiller addiction. In fact, it has been purported that “NFL players misuse opioid pain medications at a rate more than four times that of the general population,” and this is.. read more →

The latest victims of painkiller addiction are suffering from the side effects of painkillers before their eyes are ever able to focus on the world around them. A recent study found that in 2009 “about 13,000 babies were diagnosed as having painkiller withdrawal symptoms,” a condition that is often referred to as “neonatal abstinence syndrome.”.. read more →

Huffing is the process by which certain chemicals are inhaled – and, thus, abused – for the purpose of getting high. Huffing may be done in any of a number of ways, including: inhaling from balloons, spraying the chemical into a plastic bag, or spraying the chemical directly into the mouth. Inhalant abuse is without.. read more →

Amphetamine addiction treatment confronts the effects of amphetamine addiction, which include an many psychologically tormenting amphetamine addiction symptoms.

If you’re reading this, we’re guessing that you were prompted by another in a growing number of tragic news stories to ask yourself, “What is amphetamine, and how did it end up in my home?” You might be startled to learn that amphetamines can be found – in the form of Adderall, Dexedrine, and a.. read more →