Drug And Alcohol Abuse vs. Addiction

How do you know which will be best for your recovery — residential drug and alcohol rehab or outpatient treatment? To understand your options, you must first understand the difference between substance dependence (addiction) and substance abuse. Substance abuse is common in today’s society, especially with alcohol. You often hear a person described as a …

When is the Best Time to Enter Addiction Treatment?

It is a myth that an addicted individual must hit “rock bottom” to be ready for drug and alcohol addiction treatment.  Helping someone get help early in their addiction cycle will result in  fewer accompanying psychological and physical problems and a better prognosis for long-term recovery.  Furthermore, “rock bottom” is a dangerous place to be because for …

Can older be wiser in drug or alcohol addiction therapy?

Discoveries and innovations have moved so swiftly during our lifetime that it’s hard to believe that it was less than 100 years ago that our health and wellness was improved dramatically by the development of penicillin. Also at that time, a form of chemotherapy was discovered, but those scientists had no idea then that it …