Category Archives: Addiction Treatment

  • Who really benefits from federal spending on the opioid epidemic?
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    Who really benefits from federal spending on the opioid epidemic?

    If you live in California, you may have noticed new TV commercials for a statewide initiative called Choose Change California. This program, from the California Department of Healthcare Services, is the state’s answer to the growing opioid epidemic. The...
  • Gender Specific Challenges in Addiction Treatment
    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

    Gender Specific Challenges in Addiction Treatment

    Women’s Addiction Treatment Nearly 20 million women in the United States over age 18 have used an illicit substance in the last year, including marijuana and abusive prescription drugs. Women are also using alcohol at higher rates than ever...
  • EMDR Therapy for Addiction
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019

    EMDR Therapy for Addiction

    In June, Dr. Frances Shapiro, a leader in trauma therapy, passed away. Dr. Shapiro was the creator of a controversial, but popular therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder called eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). While this therapy was originally...
  • Should CBD Play a Role in Addiction Treatment?
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019

    Should CBD Play a Role in Addiction Treatment?

    Can CBD Oil be used as a safe and stable part of addiction treatment? Let’s dive in and see what makes this possible. CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, is taken from the cannabis plant, the same plant that provides...
  • What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like

    Drug or alcohol detox is the first step in any addiction treatment plan. It is the short period of time, usually 3 to 10 days, during which you rid your body of its physical dependence on drugs or alcohol....
  • What to Bring to Rehab
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    What to Bring to Rehab

    Inpatient rehabilitation at a treatment center can mean days or weeks away from home. You’ll need to pack necessities, from clothing to medications, to help you stay comfortable throughout your treatment. However, it’s important to note that most rehabilitation...
  • Things to Consider Before an Intervention
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    Things to Consider Before an Intervention

    While interventions have become the butt of jokes on many television shows, they are a serious and important tool in helping your loved one take the first step in fighting addiction. You should always carefully consider whether an intervention...
  • Yoga Can Change Your Brain—And Helps You Treat Addiction
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

    Yoga Can Change Your Brain—And Helps You Treat Addiction

    Yoga has become more and more popular in the United States over the last few decades—and for good reason. The healing practice follows traditional Indian techniques to strengthen the body, relax the mind, and improve both physical and mental...
  • Does Rehab Work?
    Monday, December 10th, 2018

    Does Rehab Work?

    Simply put, YES. Rehab does work (for some people), and for others… maybe not so much… or maybe… just not right away. I know from my own personal experience that I neither found a quick fix from a 30-day...