a group of people participate in group counseling for addiction recovery

Do I Need Group Counseling?

Getting admitted into an alcohol or drug addiction treatment program is a major step toward recovery. However, most people may initially be too shy or scared to participate in group therapy. Why is this such a common occurrence? The thought of facing your demons and changing your life in a significant way may elicit a…

a man and his doctor discuss the dangers of cocaine abuse

Common Dangers of Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine abuse in the U.S. is a serious health care problem that isn’t going away. While it’s true that Americans have successfully left the crack epidemic from the late ‘80s and the ‘90s behind, the dangers of cocaine abuse are still part of life. This is why behavioral health treatment centers still offer cocaine addiction…

a woman holding a cup of coffee stands next to a tree and enjoys life after rehab

Adjusting to Life After Rehab

Getting admitted into an addiction treatment program is critical for those wanting to overcome their substance use disorders, but it’s just the beginning. In reality, addiction is a chronic condition that you can manage with treatment. However, after treatment, participating in a rehab aftercare program is also essential. It doesn’t matter how much time you…

a woman examines a pill bottle and considers the side effects of benzos

Side Effects of Benzos

Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that doctors primarily use to treat anxiety, seizures, or insomnia. Why, then, are benzo addiction treatment programs commonly offered by health centers? Benzos are, after all, legal and not illicit substances. Like prescription opioids, benzodiazepines are strong and effective but are also highly addictive substances. Benzos are responsible for many prescription…

two people discuss the importance of forgiveness in recovery

The Importance of Forgiveness in Recovery

Have you ever heard of a forgiveness therapy program? It’s a type of therapeutic care that can be a component of a professional addiction treatment program. For most people, practicing forgiveness leads to healthier and happier lives. It’s not just about saying sorry, though. It’s also about forgiving people who have done you harm and…

alcohol effect self-awareness

Alcohol’s Effect on Self-Awareness

Alcohol can affect people in a variety of ways. For many, it can change how they think and feel about themselves. Alcohol can have a variety of effects on a person’s self-awareness. With proper addiction treatment, self-awareness can be re-established in an individual. If you or a loved one is currently struggling with alcohol addiction,…

group therapy for mental health

Can Group Therapy Help My Mental Health?

Group therapy is one of the many treatment options available for those struggling with their mental health. A group therapy program can be beneficial for many reasons and is excellent for reminding those struggling with mental health issues that they are not alone. If you or a loved one are interested in beginning group therapy,…

What Is MAT or Medicated-Assisted Treatment?

What Is MAT or Medicated-Assisted Treatment?

There are a lot of people that are struggling with SUD or Substance Use Disorder. They now have options to help them mitigate and manage their cravings for opioids. MAT or Medicated Assisted Treatment is now available and comes in a variety of forms. These include naltrexone (Vivitrol), buprenorphine (Suboxone), or methadone. These are considered…

Alcohol Abuse is Rampant In New Hampshire

Alcohol Abuse is Rampant In New Hampshire

Did you know drinking heavily only a few times can still be a danger to you? If you tend to binge drink this can lead to alcohol poisoning. Symptoms of alcohol poisoning are confusion, nausea, vomiting, irregular breathing, unconsciousness, memory loss about events that happened earlier, and seizures. It is very important to call 911…