What Happens to People in Rehab?

Modern evidence-based rehab comes in many forms. Many different programs are available, designed to support differing personal needs. Depending on the severity of an addiction a recovering person hospitalization with 24×7 care may be required. Other people may find less intensive outpatient options to be best. One thing the programs have in common is a…

Effects of Alcohol and Alcohol Use Disorder

Effects of Alcohol and Alcohol Use Disorder Immediate Effects of Alcohol Most people are aware of the effects of drinking alcohol are. These are the types of things that we experience when we are “buzzed”, “drunk”, “faded” or any other term one might use when drinking to a point of inebriation. After a few alcoholic…

What to Expect During Oxycodone Detox

With the so-called “opioid epidemic” showing no signs of really slowing down any time soon, many people who are addicted to opioids are looking for a way to detox safely and minimize the symptoms of withdrawal from oxycodone. However, because of those withdrawal symptoms and the goal of lessening them, detox at a rehab center…

How Can I Tell if My Spouse has a Drug Addiction?

Although most people never intend to become addicted to a substance, addiction is a widespread problem nevertheless. While addiction is particularly widespread these days, those who have a drug abuse problem will try to hide the issue, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad people – they’re just embarrassed or ashamed for any number of reasons.…

Meth Addiction Doesn’t Always Look Like You Think it Does

Unexpected Addicts (Who Might be in Your Life) Most people have some sort of idea of what they think that someone with a meth addiction looks like. Even if you are challenged to close your eyes and picture a meth addict, there is a fairly strong chance that you would imagine a disheveled and frail…