a man suffering from social anxiety and drug abuse discusses teen social anxiety with his partner and a counselor

How Social Anxiety Can Affect Relationships

Social anxiety disorder affects nearly 10% of American youth and about 7% of adults. Education regarding the links between social anxiety and drug abuse can help prevent addiction before it begins. However, the most common reason people with social anxiety drink or take drugs is as a form of self-medication. Reducing symptoms through substance use…

a man suffers from prescription medication withdrawal and considers attending prescription drug detox centers

Prescription Medication Withdrawal Symptoms

Oxycontin, generically known as oxycodone, was approved by the FDA for medical use in 1995. The drug manufacturers’ assurances that it was not particularly addictive meant physicians prescribed it readily for their patients. Many traced the current opioid epidemic to when doctors often wrote prescriptions for synthetic opioids for pain. Prescription medication treatment centers treat…

A woman suffering from phencyclidine addiction holds her head and considers finding phencyclidine treatment

PCP Withdrawal Symptoms

Phencyclidine, or PCP as it is commonly known, has been around since the 1950s. Originally formulated as an IV anesthetic, the agitating and hallucinogenic effects led to medical professionals discontinuing its use. Unfortunately, that was not the end of PCP. However, it has been available on the street market ever since and is dangerous and…

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How Heroin Addiction Affects Relationships

Addiction to heroin, or any controlled substance, wreaks havoc within the life of the person abusing drugs and the lives of their loved ones. Unfortunately, one of the primary casualties of heroin addiction is human connection and the relationships that once played an essential role in your wellbeing and happiness. Do not wait if you…

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Someone who seeks serious pain management or wants to get high often turns to an opioid. These substances may include heroin, prescription pain medication, or morphine. Opioids impact the brain, impairing its ability to function and produce specific chemicals, quickly leading to cravings and dependence. The only way to return to its original functioning is…

How to Deal With Withdrawal

How to Deal with Withdrawal

There is one thing that everyone in addiction recovery has in common. They all went through withdrawal. Whatever path someone takes en route to sobriety, whether it’s a 12-step program, a short-term inpatient program, or outpatient rehab, withdrawal must come first. As long as there remains any lingering drug or alcohol in the body, recovery…

Prayers For Someone On Drugs

Prayers For Someone On Drugs

The power and effectiveness of prayer in addiction recovery are being reaffirmed across the country in numerous recovery settings. In fact, almost three-quarters of rehab options in the US include faith-based addiction treatment programs. Whether part of a 12-step program or used in a residential addiction recovery center, prayer can play an influential role in…

Finding a Sober Companion

Finding a Sober Companion

Sober companions are called recovery companions, sober friends, or sober accountability partners. These are people who have specialized training to help people coming out of residential rehab or shifting from partial hospitalization to outpatient treatment. They help those in recovery maintain their sobriety and become healthy, positive contributors within their families, jobs, and society as…

Pennsylvania Substance Abuse Counseling

Pennsylvania Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance abuse treatment has a checkered history. Just a few hundred years ago, the reigning opinion about those caught in an addiction cycle was rooted in judgment, as people believed that someone had a problem with their morals. There were some early glimmers of a more modern understanding of addiction. In 1784, Benjamin Rush put…

young girl in need of an adolescent drug addiction treatment center

Common Addictions That Require Adolescent Drug Treatment

It will be no surprise that the majority of the most common substances teens abuse are the ones that are readily available to them. Teens may turn to substances to cope with the stressors they face in school, socially, and at home. They may also attempt to escape dysfunctional relationships and home life or self-medicate…