An Explanation of Hypnotherapy

An Explanation of Hypnotherapy Many people have a general misconception about hypnosis. They tend to think of the high energy stage performer who jokes around and makes people quack like ducks. While hypnosis is often used as a form of entertainment at corporate events, night clubs and on cruise ships, true clinical hypnotherapy is a

Explaining the Cycle of Addiction

The cycle of addiction is created by changes produced in brain chemistry from substance abuse. It is perpetuated by physiological, psychological and emotional dependency. This cycle of addiction continues unrestrained, until some type of intervention occurs (self-intervention, legal, family, etc.). What Is the Cycle of Addiction? Drug and alcohol addiction research has clearly demonstrated that

What is a Substance Abuse Counselor?

What is a Substance Abuse Counselor? There are several classifications of addiction treatment staff. To be a licensed or certified substance abuse counselor, the therapist must possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree and have experience in addiction and substance abuse counseling. According to the U.S. Department of Labor: “A behavioral disorder and substance abuse counselor

What Is Drug Addiction Treatment?

What Is Drug Addiction Treatment? Whether you buy illegal drugs on the street or you are prescribed painkillers or sedatives by your physician, you can quickly become an addict. If you are having trouble going to work, being at home without using drugs or just living life, drug treatment is right for you. What Is

Detoxification: Just the Beginning of Drug Treatment

Drug detox centers provide the medical staff, 24/7 supervision and facilities necessary for you to detox successfully. Drug withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening and put extreme physical and psychological stress on your body. Using drugs recreationally or even as prescribed can leave you vulnerable to addiction. Depending on the type and amount of drugs used,

Drug Addiction Treatment

Whether you buy illegal drugs on the street or you are prescribed painkillers or sedatives by your physician, you can quickly become an addict. If you are having trouble going to work, being at home without using drugs or just living life, drug treatment is right for you. What Is Drug Addiction Treatment? Drug addiction

Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal

woman sitting with doctor for an assessment for alcohol detox

  Alcoholism is a debilitating disease that is as powerful as drug addiction. Help is likely needed to stop drinking. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be eased when detoxing from alcohol occurs in a medically supervised facility. Untreated symptoms can be life threatening. It is best to transition into a treatment facility directly after you complete the