Man smoking a cigarette wonders what are gateway drugs

What are Gateway Drugs?

Everyone has heard the argument that marijuana is a gateway drug but most people dismiss this idea. The concept is very real, however, and creates a well-trodden path towards drug addiction. When it comes to treatment for drug addiction, we must ask what are gateway drugs? Moreover, what are the risks they pose? What Are…

Red solo cups often used during binge drinking in college

Binge Drinking in College

If you were to believe Hollywood’s portrayal of college life, it may seem like it’s a never-ending stream of parties and alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, this is a sad reality for some college students who will find themselves caught up in an endless cycle. Binge drinking in college is a serious problem at one of the…

Man and woman use jogging as a method for how to stay sober

How to Stay Sober

One of the biggest misconceptions about alcohol abuse is that getting sober is the toughest part of the process. It isn’t. Once rehab is complete, a lifelong journey of staying sober begins. A quality treatment program will not only provide assistance with getting sober, but it also teaches techniques on how to stay sober as…

Pills on the table that can lead to suboxone side effects

Suboxone Side Effects

Suboxone is commonly used to treat opioid dependence and abuse. It is prescribed by a doctor and contains the active ingredients naloxone and buprenorphine. These block the bodies’ opioid receptors and prevent opioid effects from being experienced. They also prevent usually prevent suboxone abuse. However, for some people who stop using suboxone side effects are…

Doctor explains the differences between inpatient vs outpatient treatment

Inpatient vs Outpatient

When seeking help for substance abuse there are some important options to consider. One of the initial decisions involves weighing up the pros and cons of inpatient vs outpatient treatment programs. This will allow you to decide which one best suits your personal needs. Both types of programs focus on rehabilitation but have some key…

Car keys and glass of alcohol on table leads to the question of the difference between dui vs dwi

Difference Between DUI vs DWI

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired/intoxicated (DWI) seem like different ways of saying the same thing. Commonly, people use the terms interchangeably. Frankly, they are both serious charges with even more serious consequences. Alcohol abuse can lead to these serious legal issues. There can be differences between DUI vs DWI, especially when…