Personalized Addiction Treatment

Personalized Addiction Treatment

a woman participates in holistic therapy as she considers the connection between meditation and recovery

How Meditation Can Help Recovery

If you want a comprehensive addiction treatment plan for yourself or someone you care about, it should include a holistic therapy program. Holistic therapy combines elements of traditional forms of therapeutic care with alternative techniques, such as meditation. The primary difference between traditional therapy and holistic therapy is that the latter focuses on a wide…

a man sits by the window and considers signs of opiate addiction

Signs of Opiate Addiction

Because of the current opioid epidemic in the U.S., many health centers offer an opiate addiction treatment program. Is an opiate also an opioid? Opiates include controlled prescription drugs derived from opium, a chemical that occurs naturally in poppy plants. Opioids are any compound resembling opium in physiological effects or addictive properties. They’re not the…

a woman takes a pill as she considers painkiller abuse and opiate abuse

Recognizing Painkiller Abuse

If you or somebody you care about is struggling with painkiller abuse, the best way to handle it would be to consider professional painkiller addiction treatment. But before that, you need to make sure that you’re actually dealing with painkiller abuse. Painkillers pose a severe threat to health when someone misuses them. For people struggling…

a woman wonders what is a behavioral addiction as she rests her chin on her hand

What Is a Behavioral Addiction?

Many people are familiar with physical addictions, such as alcohol or drug addictions, but aren’t well-versed in other types of addiction. It’s crucial to find out more about other addictions and ways of managing them, such as through process addiction treatment programs. Behavioral addiction, also called process addiction, is an addiction characterized by an intense…

woman struggling with functional alcoholism

Functional Alcoholism: What Is It and Getting Treatment

Most people think of an alcoholic as someone who drinks way too much and has a life that’s falling apart because of their addiction. Experts now know that some people may be high-functioning alcoholics, meaning their alcohol use doesn’t affect how they function in life. If you’re worried about yourself or someone you care about,…

woman struggling with a personality disorder

The Link Between Personality Disorders and Substance Use

Research shows a connection between personality disorders and substance use disorders. The co-occurrence of these disorders frequently happens in clinical settings. The diagnoses of personality disorders appear to increase the likelihood of developing substance use disorders. However, many clients struggling with substance use disorders have at least one co-occurring personality disorder. We may recommend formal…

individual participating in Medication-Assisted Treatment

What Is Medication Assisted Treatment?

If you or someone you care about is struggling with a substance use disorder, you may have already heard about medication-assisted treatment programs. But what’s involved in medication-assisted treatment (MAT), exactly? You may be wondering which prescription drugs are used in MAT or why this method of care is recommended for the treatment of certain…