executive rehab programs short term for women

Executive Rehab Programs Short Term For Women

Although addiction does not discriminate between the sexes, when it comes to women definite nuances regarding barriers to treatment as well as addiction-related issues do exist. Professional women have additional concerns around a substance abuse disorder, especially involving stigma. A female executive with a drug or alcohol problem may be viewed more harshly than their […]

being addicted to prescription drugs

Being Addicted to Prescription Drugs and How to Break Free

You have a malady—chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety or some such medical issue—you go to the doctor and you come out with a prescription in hand. This is the usual routine we have all become accustomed to. We go to the doctor and he or she will provide us with some type of prescription medication that […]

acupuncture for alcoholism and depression

Acupuncture for Alcoholism and Depression

When battling the dual diagnosis of alcoholism and depression it is helpful to employ all possible tools available. Each of the disorders on their own are difficult and complex, but together they form a very challenging diagnosis that requires some thinking outside the box. While traditional treatment measures can ease symptoms somewhat, eastern medicine, in […]

How To Get Off Narcotics Safely

How To Get Off Narcotics Safely

As maligned as prescription painkillers are in recent years, using these opioids is still the most effective method for managing acute, short-term pain following an injury or surgery. The pain medications are also useful for treating patients with chronic pain when other drugs haven’t been successful, although the risk of developing dependence to them is […]

alcoholism family support

Alcoholism Family Support and Treatment Options

Alcoholism is, indeed, a family disease. Anyone caught up in the immediate orbit of the alcoholic will be drawn into the chaos and pain, as there is no way to separate from the overall effects of the alcoholism. These effects run far and deep, impacting family members in all aspects of life. For this reason, […]

Adderall Addiction Signs

Adderall Addiction Signs and Detox Options

Adderall is a prescription stimulant that is typically prescribed for individuals diagnosed with ADHD or narcolepsy. For many years now, Adderall has also found its way into the hands of people who do not necessarily obtain a doctor’s legitimate prescription, but obtain the stimulant through illicit means. The Adderall is then used for reasons other […]

High Functioning Alcoholic

Treatment Options for a High Functioning Alcoholic

You may know a high functioning alcoholic and secretly wonder how they manage to pull it off—holding down and excelling at a high-level professional position while abusing alcohol. It seems to defy reality that someone could be capable of this feat, but these individuals, about 20% of alcoholics, seem to have gotten a pass somehow. […]

Self Medicating with Alcohol

Stress Overload and Self Medicating with Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant. That means that an alcoholic beverage provides a nice, warm, mellow feeling because it depresses the central nervous system. Used judiciously as an occasional relaxation tool, alcohol is not problematic. The trouble occurs when we overuse alcohol consistently to help manage feelings of stress and anxiety. Among high-level professionals, this is […]