Featured Drug Rehab Articles

  • Easy Access Fuels Rising Rates of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

    Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications trail only alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana in the list of drugs that are commonly abused by U.S. teens. more...

  • Intervention 101: What is an Intervention?

    Interventions are conducted with one predominant objective: to convince a person in crisis to get help. Interventions are most commonly conducted for individuals who are struggling with an addiction or compulsive behavior disorder. However, issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, workaholism and other topics have also prompted interventions. more...

  • What Is an Interventionist?

    Interventionists are trained and experienced professionals who help friends and family members convince a loved one to enter treatment for an addiction, behavior compulsion or other problem. more...

  • Pregnant Addict Gets Help From Dr. Phil and The Rose Drug Rehab for Women

    Pregnant addicts need drug treatment in order to preserve the health of their unborn children and themselves. In the case of opiate addiction, pregnant women cannot stop taking drugs without medical supervision, as sudden detox can be life-threatening for both mother and baby. more...

  • The Benefits of the 12 Steps in Drug Rehab

    Although the 12 steps are not an evidence-based program or a scientific method of addiction treatment, they do offer a lot of value to people new to recovery and are a worthwhile inclusion in any drug or alcohol treatment program. more...

  • Rehabilitating the Exploited with Dual Disorder Treatment

    Addiction and prostitution often go hand in hand, yet very few programs exist to help men and women stuck in a lifestyle of prostitution. more...

  • The Advantages of Residential Cocaine and Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment

    People trying to break free from stimulant addiction (an addiction to cocaine, crack cocaine or methamphetamine) do best when admitted to a drug rehab. more...

  • Dealing with Feelings of Depression in Drug Rehab

    Depressive symptoms are common during early recovery. It can be hard to work up the resolve to fight for your sobriety when you can barely drag yourself out of bed. more...

  • Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

    Thousands of companies have instituted drug and alcohol policies that attempt to remove substance abuse from the workplace. more...

  • Returning to Work After Drug Rehab

    If youre a recovering addict, re-entering the world of employment is more than just a welcome return to normalcy. It may also have a direct bearing on the long-term success of your recovery. more...

  • Addiction Recovery Leader Inducted into South Dakota Hall of Fame

    Carol Regier, the executive director of South Dakota's Keystone Treatment Center, is honored for her decades of service by being selected for the South Dakota Hall of Fame. more...

  • Nutrition, Exercise Play Important Roles in Addiction Recovery

    As several studies have shown -- and as numerous experts and countless recovering individuals can attest -- healthy nutrition and physical fitness are important components of an effective addiction recovery plan. more...

  • I Do Not Need Rehab

    You don't have a problem with drugs or alcohol, and you certainly don't need rehab - but everyone around you thinks you do. Find out if you're one of millions of Americans living in denial. more...

  • Finding Balance in Pursuit of Long Term Sobriety

    Drug addiction and recovery are complex issues that resist simple solutions. Though addiction often follows a common progression, each case is unique, and no two people follow the same path back to sobriety. That said, though, it would be understandable if many of the young men who complete drug rehab at Passages to Recovery offer one word when asked about the foundation upon which they are building their recovery: balance. more...

  • Abuse of Prescription Pain Pills Leads to Indictment for Former Football Star

    In the early months of 1998, one of the main topics of conversation among football fans was which standout college quarterback - Ryan Leaf of the University of Washington or Peyton Manning of the University of Tennessee - would be taken with the first pick of the NFL Draft. A little more than a decade later, Manning is considered one of the game's all-time greats - while Leaf's life has taken a far darker turn, in part because of his abuse of prescription pain pills. more...

  • Approaching Substance Abuse Treatment with a Sense of Adventure

    Adventure trips are not only a fun recreational outlet for young men and women undergoing substance abuse treatment, but also serve an important therapeutic purpose. more...

  • As Economic Troubles Deepen, Addiction Is on the Rise

    Although it is too early to attempt to quantify the health consequences of the current economic crisis, it is clear that many Americans are self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. In previous downturns, researchers documented a strong association between hikes in unemployment and increases in deaths from heart disease, cancer, and psychiatric disorders. more...

  • Do I Need to Hire a Specialist to Stage an Intervention?

    Some people have a difficult time overcoming denial about their addiction. A professional intervention may have family members approach their loved one in a compassionate yet compelling way. more...

  • Baby Boomers: The Changing Face of Older Adult Addiction

    Between the years of 1946 and 1964, approximately 77 million babies were born in the United States. The first members of this generation will turn 65 in 2011; on average, baby boomers are expected to live to age 83. By 2050, the U.S. government estimates that non-Hispanic whites will comprise 64 percent of the over-65 population, a decrease from today's 84 percent. more...