Staging A Successful Intervention

5 Essential Tips for Staging a Successful Intervention

It can be intimidating to stage a successful intervention because, at its core, it’s a life-saving practice. Sitting someone down to directly discuss substance abuse is frightening. Most people avoid conflict, and by its very nature, a successful intervention calls for a difficult conversation. The secret to a successful intervention is planning. It will be

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Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol and Depression: 4 Damaging Truths

Alcohol addiction and depression are two conditions that can significantly impact a person’s mental and physical health. They are also often interconnected. Alcohol and depression have a “chicken or the egg” relationship, in the sense that one can lead to the other and vice versa. Additionally, they have a mutual pull on each other; when

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Xanax abuse

The Xanax Abuse Crisis: 5 Essential Facts

Xanax abuse spiking in the US is one of the hidden threats lurking beneath the surface. Eclipsed by the much larger Opioid crisis, studies reported a significant uptick in benzo abuse around the beginning of the pandemic. Xanax (brand name alprazolam) is one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States and the most

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The Dangers of Relapse: Essential Tips You Need to Know

Addiction Relapse is more common in dependency treatment than one would think; this is a fact many experts in the field will tell you early on in recovery. Studies show as many as 85% of people suffering from addiction experience a relapse. Relapsing can feel like a personal failure for many individuals battling addiction, but

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addiction and emotions

Addiction and Emotions: The Rollercoaster of Recovery

It is no secret that addiction and emotions are closely linked. More and more studies to further understand the connection between addiction and emotions to improve treatment options for addicts looking for lasting sobriety are published daily. Specialists in substance abuse are starting to recognize how emotions can trigger addictive behaviors that lead individuals to

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alcohol addiction

5 Harmful Ways Alcohol Abuse Impacts The Brain

Most people understand the adverse effects of alcohol; after all, at one point or another, we’ve experienced it. Hangovers the mornings after are apparent signs that whatever it does to the brain isn’t good. Alcohol abuse scars the liver, hurts the heart, and negatively affects the brain. Within 5 to 10 minutes of reaching your

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Fentanyl Addiction

Living with a Fentanyl Addiction: A Scary Reality

Living with a fentanyl addiction is a terrifying and chaotic reality many never expected to experience. As the opioid epidemic sweeps the nation, more individuals lose their will to stay sober and their lives to deadly overdoses. Fentanyl addiction affects people from all walks of life, some with a history of heavy drug use, others

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4 Important Ways You Can Support Friends or Family in Rehab

GateHouse Treatment has as much experience with friends and family supporting our patients in rehab as we do with our patients. Saying goodbye to a loved one undergoing drug addiction treatment can be highly stressful. Nothing can brace you from being separated from someone you care about, and you may be worried about the journey

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