Category Archives: Addiction Treatment

  • Addiction to Codeine: Detox, Treatment and Rehab for Opioids
    Monday, May 21st, 2018

    Addiction to Codeine: Detox, Treatment and Rehab for Opioids

    Codeine is a mild opiate, typically prescribed as a minor pain reliever or cough suppressant. When patients use it as prescribed, codeine is relatively safe. However, when codeine is used recreationally and in combination with alcohol or other narcotics,...
  • The Importance of Pain Management in Rehab and Recovery from Painkillers
    Friday, April 13th, 2018

    The Importance of Pain Management in Rehab and Recovery from Painkillers

    Here at Harmony Place, we understand the importance of pain management during rehabilitation for painkiller addiction. Our clients’ struggles with painkiller addictions often are rooted in chronic pain. Many began taking painkillers due to constant back pain, arthritis or...
  • Addiction Treatment Therapy Types that Work Best for Preventing Relapse
    Friday, April 6th, 2018

    Addiction Treatment Therapy Types that Work Best for Preventing Relapse

    Overcoming addiction is an extremely difficult and arduous process. Preventing relapse, therefore, is a vital part of recovery. There are countless reasons why relapse prevention is important. Most people overcoming addiction will experience thoughts and urges to go back....
  • 5 Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship
    Friday, December 15th, 2017

    5 Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship

    It’s human nature to want a fulfilling romantic relationship. Though it’s universally recommended that we don’t begin any new relationships during the first year of our recovery, many of us may already be in a committed relationship when we...
  • Symptoms of Sexual Addiction
    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

    Symptoms of Sexual Addiction

    Unlike chemical addictions, sexual addiction does not have an official diagnosis in the medical community. However, sexual addiction shares many similarities with substance use disorders; therefore, many of the same treatment modalities are used in both types of addictions,...
  • How Does Antabuse Work?
    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

    How Does Antabuse Work?

    Disulfiram, known by the brand name Antabuse, is an alcohol antagonist drug intended to deter problem drinkers from using alcohol. When Antabuse received approval from the federal Food & Drug Administration in 1951, it became the first pharmaceutical medication...
  • What is Salvia?
    Monday, November 13th, 2017

    What is Salvia?

    Salvia divinorum – commonly known as salvia, diviner’s sage, Sally D, and magic mint ­– is an herb in the mint family native to Central and South America, as well as southern Mexico. Salvia belongs to a class of...
  • The Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction?
    Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

    The Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction?

    Many people mistakenly believe that “substance abuse” and “addiction” mean the same thing, when in reality they describe two different sets of behaviors. A big part of substance abuse recovery is for the patient to understand his or her...
  • It’s Easier to Stay Sober Than it is to Get Sober
    Thursday, October 5th, 2017

    It’s Easier to Stay Sober Than it is to Get Sober

    The decision to enter rehab for an addiction typically comes after a great deal of loss and suffering. People struggling with substance abuse often wind up maintaining their habits as long as possible. Once the situation is no longer...
  • 10 Reasons to Stay in Therapy After Treatment
    Friday, September 29th, 2017

    10 Reasons to Stay in Therapy After Treatment

    Taking an honest look at yourself through a therapy mirror can make a difference in your recovery. Therapy can be voluntary or it can be involuntary depending on your circumstances. However therapy begins for you, staying in therapy after...
  • HOW: Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness
    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

    HOW: Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness

    “We find that no one need have difficulty with the spirituality of the program.  Willingness, honesty and open mindedness are the essentials of recovery.  But these are indispensable.” (Appendix II, “Spiritual Experience”, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 567-568) This quote from...