rehab checklist

Rehab Checklist: How to Prepare for Recovery

When you or your loved one suffers from a drug addiction, knowing what to do next can be difficult. A premier drug rehabilitation center provides the help and support needed to overcome an addiction. Making that first step towards recovery by entering rehab may be scary and confusing. Knowing what to bring and how to…

ways to stay sober

10 Ways To Stay Sober After Being Released from Rehab

Are you concerned about staying sober post-treatment? What happens when you’re out on your own again? Recovery from addiction is no small feat. 85% of recovering addicts will experience at least one relapse. Choosing and maintaining a sober life takes courage and effort. You can be successful in sobriety if you have the right tools…

acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture, the placement of very fine needles in specific points on the body, is believed to predate recorded history and is still used in modern Chinese medicine today.  Based on the concept that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy in the body, acupuncture unblocks the current by stimulating points under the…

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain and Addiction

We all know someone who suffers from chronic pain: arthritis swelling joints, muscles pulling spines or cancer pain.  Studies show that chronic pain effects more than 100 million Americans a year—compared to 25.8 million Americans suffering from diabetes or 16.3 million suffering from heart disease.  So what exactly is chronic pain?  Normal, or acute pain,…

addictive personality

Understanding the Traits of an Addictive Personality

Dealing with addiction, whether you’re the person addicted or you’re someone trying to help, can be overwhelming and confusing for everyone involved. Especially if the person that requires help doesn’t realize they have a problem, it can be even more difficult to get them the help they need. And, if someone you love has an…