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Alcoholism and How It Leads to Dysfunction in Families

How Alcoholism Leads to Dysfunction in Families? Alcoholism within a family is a perennial problem that can destroy a marriage and create a lifelong discord and scourge in the heart and minds of family members, particularly children. This implies that people who drink alcohol repetitively and compulsively can become extravagant with the family budget, ignore […]

Why Does Alcohol Dehydrate?

Why Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Dehydration? If you’ve ever celebrated after work, go out for a happy hour, or any a work of life’s special moments with a few alcoholic drinks, you know how it can impact every aspect of you the next day. Symptoms like a pounding headache, sensitivity to bright lights, nausea, and extreme thirst can be […]

The Role of a Healthy Sleeping Cycle in Alcohol Addiction Treatment

What is The Role of a Healthy Sleeping Cycle in Addiction Treatment? As human beings, we all have a specific set of needs, and to continue functioning, these needs must be consistently met. Basic human needs include food, water, clothing, shelter, and intimacy. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (first recorded in 1943), humans require […]

How Does Stimulant Abuse Affect Your Mental Health?

Does Stimulant Abuse Affect Your Mental Health? Stimulant abuse and addiction are major public health threats throughout the U.S. The most commonly abused stimulant drugs include cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, and prescription stimulants (like Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta). Interestingly enough, rates of prescription stimulant abuse have been skyrocketing throughout the country over the past […]

Was Kurt Cobain’s Mental Health a Contributing Factor to His Death?

How Did Kurt Cobain Die? Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the famed band Nirvana, became a “27 Club” member when he lost his life before 30. Like many other famed musicians, Cobain had struggled with mental health concerns for much of his adult life. Being catapulted into the spotlight at a young age can […]

Is Brain Mapping Helpful in Treating Addiction?

How Helpful Brain Mapping Can Be for Drug Abuse Rehab? When it comes to effectively treating substance abuse and dependence, there are many evidence-based treatment options available. Generally speaking, a combination of intensive behavioral therapy, 12-step program involvement, and medication-assisted treatment is the most widely accepted and beneficial approach to successfully treating drug and alcohol […]

Motivational Quotes for Recovering Alcoholics

Powerful Quotes for Alcoholics in Recovery Addiction recovery is not always easy, and even people who make an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every single day, keep up with their step work and go to therapy once a week will have difficult days. The good news is that maintaining recovery is always possible and that everything is […]

Why Does Anxiety Go Away After Using Heroin?

Using Opiates for Anxiety is Dangerous People turn to chemical substances for a variety of reasons. Some people begin to use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms associated with an underlying mental health condition. Substance abuse and mental illness are very closely interlinked for a variety of reasons. For example, someone with depression might […]

Why Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment Important?

The Importance of Dual Diagnosis Treatment There have been multiple national surveys over the past several years that have concluded that as many as half of the individuals who experience a mental illness also suffer from a diagnosable substance use disorder. Substance abuse and mental health are very closely interlinked. Many individuals who struggle with […]

Reasons for Clinical Depression in Early Recovery

Why Are We Depression in Early Recovery? Early recovery can be an extremely trying time for a wide variety of reasons. Not only are you learning to live a life without drugs and alcohol, but you are essentially starting from scratch and learning how to be a functional member of society for what might be […]

Addiction Recovery and New Years Resolutions

Committing to Recovery on New Years Eve A resolution is defined as, “a firm decision to do or not to do something” and as “the quality of being determined or resolute.” When we make our New Year’s resolutions, we are committing to change our behavior and work towards self-betterment. We are either deciding that during […]

Can You Overdose on Barbiturates?

What Are Barbiturates? Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants that are sometimes used as anticonvulsants (for the treatment of seizure disorders) and for the treatment of severe anxiety-related disorders. However, because barbiturate medications have such a high potential for physical and psychological dependency, they are not as commonly used as they once were. The majority […]

The Link Between Stress and Relapse

Can Stress Cause a Relapse? According to a recent study, somewhere between 40 and 60 percent of men and women who have been treated for alcoholism or drug addiction will relapse within the first year of their sobriety. Sadly, an even greater number will relapse after the first year. Why are relapse rates so high, […]

Benefits of Lucemyra in Opioid Detox

How is Lucemyra Used? Lucemyra is a relatively new medication that works by effectively blocking the release of norepinephrine and in turn reducing the more severe symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. Norepinephrine is a vital hormone that is widely thought to play a role in certain bodily functions like sleep regulation, blood pressure, alertness, and […]

Innovative Family Advocacy Program at Agape Treatment Center

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (December 8th, 2020) – Fort Lauderdale-based Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility, Agape Treatment Center, has amplified its arsenal of treatment programs with the launch of a new family advocacy program. The new program aims to educate families about the disease of the addiction and ways families are affected while equipping them to […]

Is Eminem Still Sober?

Is Eminem in Recovery from Drugs? Since Eminem (Marshall Mathers) first emerged as one of the nations’ most beloved mainstream rappers in 1988, he has consistently made national headlines for several reasons – the most infamous being his struggles with substance abuse. Eminem has always made his sobriety public, beginning with his battle with prescription […]

Agape Launches Neuro Program to Improve Success of Addiction Treatment

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA (October 26, 2020) – Florida based Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility, Agape Treatment Center, has announced the launch of a Neuro Program to enhance the treatment options for recovering Alcohol and Drug addicts. The Neuro Program employs cutting edge techniques and is primarily focused on improving the emotional and mental health of […]

What Are the Five Stages of Recovery from Addiction?

Are There Stages to Recovery from Substance Abuse? Addiction recovery does not simply end once the program of clinical care comes to an end. Addiction recovery is a lifelong process, one that must include a personalized program of continuous care, whether this looks like 12 step program immersion, continued individual therapy, or ongoing psychiatric care. […]