man explains his opiate withdrawal symptoms to therapist

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Whenever anyone decides to stop taking a drug, there will be withdrawal symptoms. Whether it’s physical symptoms, mental symptoms, or emotional symptoms, there is a reaction to the abrupt cessation of the drug being delivered to your body. Withdrawal is one of the reasons many people are hesitant about quitting doing drugs. They worry about…

man is addicted to xanax and alcohol

Xanax and Alcohol

Xanax is a medication prescribed by physicians for generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and other conditions such as seizures or alcohol withdrawal. However, most physicians don’t prescribe for the long term, but some may depending on your situation. If you regularly take Xanax and alcohol, then there is the potential for polysubstance abuse. This problem is…

man asks what is acceptance and commitment therapy

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Finding the right therapy when you are seeking treatment for substance abuse is important to healing. A therapy that is gaining more attention right now is acceptance and commitment therapy. What is acceptance and commitment therapy, you may ask? Let’s take a closer look. What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? Acceptance and commitment therapy is a psychotherapy…

man holding pills in his hand suffers from an oxy addiction

How to Find an Oxy Addiction Program

If you or a loved one have been struggling with an addiction to opiates such as oxycontin, it is imperative that you seek treatment. Supervision and medical attention occur during the process of recovery from addiction to opiates. Choosing, an oxy addiction treatment program might seem like a difficult task. The more you know the…

Therapist explains to a man sitting on a couch the difference between harm reduction vs abstinence

Harm Reduction vs Abstinence, What’s the Difference?

There are two approaches to deal with substance use disorder. These are harm reduction and abstinence. However, there has been controversy on what precisely is the difference between the two methods. Let’s delve deeper to understand the difference between harm reduction vs abstinence. Harm Reduction Harm reduction therapy refers to a set of strategies aimed at…