Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

Millions of people in the United States live with substance abuse or addiction or mental health conditions. Left untreated, addiction and mental illness can severely impact the lives of people living with the conditions in a wide range of ways. When someone lives with either...

Benzodiazepine drugs are sedatives that have a calming effect and are used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, certain types of seizures, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal.[1] Benzodiazepines or “benzos” are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. The most widely used...

Fentanyl is a powerful, synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine.[1] It is sometimes used to treat severe pain after surgery or to help manage pain in patients fighting cancer. However, it has also infiltrated the illegal...

Opioid abuse is a serious problem in the United States. The latest wave of opioid abuse started in the 1990s and has risen sharply over the past three decades. The number of people visiting the emergency room because of opioid use rose 152% in the...

Alcohol is a very normalized and acceptable substance in our society. Many people see no issue with unwinding at the end of the day with a drink or two. While most people can drink alcohol in moderation, others abuse alcohol in dangerous and compulsive ways....

Drug addiction and alcoholism are progressive, chronic diseases that require ongoing treatment and support. Oftentimes, when a person leaves the comfort of a residential treatment facility they are at a heightened risk of relapsing. This is because the transition from treatment to normal life is...

Alcoholism doesn’t simply affect the alcoholic–it impacts the lives of their loved ones and communities, too. People who struggle with alcoholism are not often able to contribute to their communities or have healthy, loving relationships with those around them. They often cannot be responsible workers,...

Addiction treatment does not come in a one-size-fits-all approach. For treatment to be effective, it must be custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. One way treatment programs help meet the needs of various individuals is by offering multiple levels of care. If you...