Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

Oftentimes, the lack of stable, drug-free housing is a major obstacle for people in recovery from addiction. If an individual has a history of relapse, incarceration, or homelessness, their risk of relapse without proper and safe housing increases tremendously.[1] This is because when an individual...

Although cocaine withdrawal isn’t as intense or serious as withdrawal from other drugs like benzodiazepines or opioids, getting sober from cocaine has its own challenges. If you or a loved one are addicted to cocaine, our cocaine detox in Delray Beach, FL is here to...

Suboxone is a brand-name prescription that is used to treat opioid addiction. Containing the opioid buprenorphine and the medication naloxone, Suboxone is effective in reducing cravings for opioids such as heroin, codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone. Because of this, people in treatment for opioid addiction often...

Recovery from addiction and alcoholism is a time for undistracted self-care, establishing structure and accountability, as well as learning to control urges and cravings.[1] Most of the time, individuals in early recovery spend their Saturday nights at 12-step meetings or support groups for addiction. However,...

Experiencing loss is one of the most common forms of trauma to date. Unfortunately, everyone will experience loss and grief at some point in their lives. Whether it be the sudden death of a loved one or losing someone significant in your life, experiencing loss...

Vivitrol is a once-monthly injection of naltrexone, a medication that is used to treat alcoholism and opioid dependence. Naltrexone is not an opioid, so unlike other medications used in medication-assisted treatment, like Suboxone, Vivitrol is not addictive. It must also be administered by a medical...

Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl or carfentanil, refer to a class of psychoactive drugs that bind to opioid receptors and alleviate pain in the same way naturally occurring opiates do.  While naturally occurring opioids are derived from the opium poppy plant, synthetic opioids are manufactured...

Peer pressure and substance abuse are closely related because one of the most common motives for first-time substance abusers is peer pressure. The desire to fit in and be accepted by one’s peers contributes to the ever-growing amount of individuals struggling with drug and alcohol...

Are you scared of going to rehab? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s perfectly normal to feel a little anxious and fearful before going to an addiction treatment center. After all, you’re about to embark on a journey to a completely new life,...

Alcohol abuse is a serious issue. Oftentimes, it is difficult to distinguish between typical alcohol abuse and something more severe. When it comes to alcohol addiction, there are two common terms: alcohol abuse and alcoholism. While these terms might be used interchangeably, they are both...