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What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2014 | by bill

When choosing an addiction treatment center, it is important that you conduct proper research in order to find the best treatment available, for you and your addiction. Treatment Alternatives is in the business of saving lives and has some things to look for when choosing an addiction treatment center: -Accreditation and Licensing: Make sure that Read more

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Understanding What Addiction Really Means

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2014 | by bill

Addiction can be classified as many different things but according to The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), “addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or Read more

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How to Stay Sober This Holiday Season

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2014 | by bill

If you are currently attending Addiction Recovery, then it is important that you are fully aware that the holidays can be a huge stressor for a recovering addict. With the holidays comes “the holiday blues”, which is a period of emotional highs and lows. Although these blues can trigger a relapse, they can also be Read more

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Signs & Symptoms of an Alcohol Overdose

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2014 | by bill

Alcohol overdoses caused by alcohol poisoning are becoming one of the leading causes of death in the United States. There are many factors that cause different side effects to those who consume alcohol; such as: age, drinking history, ethnicity, gender, and even the amount of food eaten that day. When someone’s BAC (blood alcohol content) Read more

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How to Organize an Addiction Intervention

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2014 | by bill

Dealing with a loved one who is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction is never easy, but it is important to remember that you are not alone. Treatment Alternatives is here to help you and your loved ones, every step of the way. If you have a loved one who is suffering from addiction, Read more

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What Does Dual Diagnosis Mean?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 18, 2014 | by bill

If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with a “dual diagnosis”, then it is important that you fully understand what that means and what steps are necessary to take next. The term “dual diagnosis” can also be interchanged with “co-occurring disorders”, which means that there are two disorders occurring at the same Read more

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How to Fight an Alcohol Addiction

Posted in Uncategorized on November 18, 2014 | by bill

Alcohol addiction is becoming an ever growing problem all around the world and it is important that you get the help that you need right away. If you or a loved one are currently struggling with an alcohol addiction, it is important to do your research and understand exactly what it going on so that Read more

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Does Smoking Marijuana Really Kill Brain Cells?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2014 | by bill

Scientists have proven that smoking marijuana does kill brain cells, along with posing many other harmful health risks. What many marijuana smokers do not know is that marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke does. Heavy marijuana smoking can also lead to bronchitis, brain abnormalities, and can even lead to Read more

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The Importance of a Relapse Prevention Plan in Addiction Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2014 | by bill

While in Addiction Recovery you will be faced with challenges that will test you so that you are better prepared to face problems outside of recovery and not relapse. During this process, you will also learn a lot about yourself and learn your strengths and weaknesses. One of the best things that you and your Read more

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How to Let Go of Anger in Addiction Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2014 | by bill

Holding on to anger or hatred throughout addiction treatment can be toxic and dangerous to your recovery. One of the things that you will learn in the early stages of addiction recovery is how to let go of the past and cope positively. You will begin to learn the importance of having positivity and optimism Read more

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