Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

Most addiction treatment programs last approximately 28-30, 60, or 90 days. While different people have different needs, a 28-day drug rehab program is usually not long enough to provide adequate care for lasting sobriety. Most addiction experts agree that patients need at least 90 days...

Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine medication that is used to treat a range of anxiety and panic disorders. While it is effective when used as directed, the medication can be highly addictive if abused because of its relaxing and calming side effects. Xanax addiction can...

Ambien is a drug belonging to the sedative-hypnotics class. Ambien works by activating the neurotransmitter GABA, which causes the brain and central nervous system (CNS) to slow down. While Ambien is used to treat insomnia, it is only intended for short-term use. This is because...

Making the transition from rehab to sober living can be scary. You may be fearful of facing triggers or you may simply be scared of the unknown. Regardless, it’s important to make the most out of your time in sober living as this time will...

As a nation, we owe our country’s veterans a debt of gratitude for their dedication and service. During their time in the military, our veterans sacrificed themselves fully to their service to our country and many have risked their safety without asking for anything in...

Addiction takes its toll on your body, mind, and relationships. The choice to seek treatment and commit fully to lifelong recovery is one of the best decisions you will ever make. But this doesn’t mean that the road will be smooth and easy. Instead, you...

Heroin is a powerful opioid drug. Using heroin can very quickly result in a powerful addiction that can be difficult to treat. However, with the right treatment and support, recovery from heroin addiction is possible. The first step of heroin addiction treatment is detox. Detox is...

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21 million Americans over the age of 12 battled drug addiction in 2014.[1] Recovering from drug addiction can be difficult but with the proper tools and determination, lifelong recovery is possible. There are many options when...

Recovering from alcohol or drug abuse is no easy task, especially when individuals attempt to do so alone. Thankfully, there are licensed and experienced therapists who specialize in helping people recover from their substance abuse. These professionals are referred to as substance abuse counselors. Deciding to...

Addiction treatment can become expensive, especially if you need inpatient treatment. Thankfully, most insurance plans will cover rehab and various forms of mental health treatment. However, the extent to which your insurance will cover substance abuse rehab depends on a variety of factors. These factors...