Inpatient Detox Recovery and Rehabilitation

How the Opioid Epidemic Affecting Children, Losing Custody

We typically examine addiction by exploring how it affects the addicted person, but as anyone who has struggled with addiction–either personally or within their family–will tell you, the addict isn’t the only person affected.

In 2015 the opioid epidemic caused approximately 20,000 deaths […]

WHAT TO EXPECT IN DETOX

By the time an addicted person decides to seek treatment, the addictive substance has already taken hold of the body, and that requires medical expertise to undo. They may already be experiencing withdrawal symptoms and are physically ill as a result.

Before recovery can truly begin, […]

The Importance of Family Involvement in Addiction Recovery

Family dynamics are complex enough, but adding addiction to mix makes it much more complicated. We’ve all heard the expression “the first step is admitting that you have a problem.” But this is as important for family members as it is for the addict.

When one […]

THIS IS WHAT PREDICTS CHRONIC OPIOID USE, ACCORDING TO A WVU STUDY

Four factors can predict the likelihood of chronic opioid use, according to research from West Virginia University.

The study, led by Nilanjana Dwibedi, assistant professor in the WVU School of Pharmacy, is the first of its kind to investigate the risk of developing chronic opioid use […]

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