The Opiate Withdrawal Timeline and How to Shorten It

Opiate dependence is characterized by withdrawal symptoms that set in when you suddenly stop using opioids. The opiate withdrawal timeline depends on several factors, but one thing is certain: opiate withdrawal can be excruciating, and medical detox is essential for...

Tips for Living with an Alcoholic

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, addiction is a family disease. Living with an alcoholic affects the functioning of the family system and leads to unhealthy coping behaviors as family members experience the chaos, negativity and...

A Lost Generation: Opioids and Young Adults

Table of Contents: Introduction Why Young People Use Opioids  How Opioid Addiction and Dependence Develop Opioid Addiction is Treatable The Best Approach to Opioid Addiction Treatment for Young People There is Hope The U.S. opioid epidemic worsens each year. It...

Effective Treatment Modalities for Successful Recovery

A high-quality addiction treatment program will offer both traditional and complementary therapies to help individuals achieve holistic healing. This approach involves a variety of treatment modalities that address issues of body, mind and spirit. According to the...

Is There Such A Thing As A Functioning Opioid Addict?

Many stereotypes about people suffering from opioid addiction are wrong and outdated. The fact is, opioid addiction affects people of all ages, from all walks of life. It affects clergy members, medical professionals, housewives and CEOs. Crossing socioeconomic lines,...