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Do At-Home Addiction Recovery Programs Work?

on Monday, 18 May 2015.

There are a few reasons why someone might choose an at-home treatment program for a drug or alcohol addiction. They may not be able to leave behind family or work obligations for the 60 to 90 days that a traditional rehab programs lasts. Or they might be choosing an at-home option because it's more affordable. But does an at home recovery program offer the same benefits and effective treatment that comes with an inpatient program?

The Importance of Communication in Recovery

on Monday, 18 May 2015.

Recovering from an addiction is so much more than simply walking away from a substance that takes control over a person's entire life. Addiction influences so many aspects of a person's habits, personality, psychological state and ability to function.

Productivity in a Pill? The Risks of Misusing ADHD Drugs

on Thursday, 14 May 2015.

Adderall is a prescription stimulant that contains both amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, powerful stimulants that treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but can be addictive and dangerous if misused. Like many medications, some people use Adderall inappropriately, unaware of the serious dangers of taking the drug outside of medical supervision.

What to Do When a Parent is an Addict

on Thursday, 14 May 2015.

Addiction can negatively affect every person who is connected with it, including family members who have to deal with the behavior nearly every day. Children are especially sensitive to the effects of an addicted family member, and when a parent is addicted to drugs or alcohol it can have a major impact on a child's life. Even adult children of an addict are dealing with some difficult emotions and might not know what to do to resolve the situation.

Is Alcohol Abuse the Same as Alcoholism?

on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

There is a difference between occasional alcohol use and alcoholism, but when light consumption of alcohol develops into alcohol abuse or alcoholism, it's time to get serious about getting help. Heavy alcohol consumption that comes with abuse can cause damage to the body's nervous system and brain functioning, as well as lead to risky behaviors.