Top 10 Myths About Alcohol and Drug Treatment

MYTH: An addict must want alcohol and drug treatment for it to work. Alcohol and drug treatment is hard work, and even most people who enter treatment voluntarily don’t really want to be there. Some addicts seek treatment for themselves, but many others enter programs in response to concerned family members and friends, under pressure […]... more

Is 90-Day Drug Rehab Treatment the Right Choice?

90-day drug rehab treatment is considered a long-term drug rehabilitation program and is at least three times longer than the much more common short-term drug rehab treatment. Many residential rehab centers offer 28- or 30-day programs, and the average length of stay in a non-profit residential rehab center is less than half of that – […]... more

A Look at Drug Abuse in Youth Populations in the United States

By Robin Jay Drug abuse can lead to drug addiction – a disease that affects the brain by altering the organ’s functioning and structure. Currently, nearly 20 million people in the United States older than 12 – about 8 percent of the population – are illicit drug users. And while the initial use of drugs […]... more

How to talk to a loved one about drug addiction treatment

If you have a family member or other loved one who is struggling with a drug problem, you’ve probably wondered whether you should bring up the topic of drug addiction treatment. Drug addiction is an emotionally charged topic and talking about it can – and probably will – be uncomfortable for both you and your […]... more

Finding the right drug treatment center

Finding the right drug treatment center is critical to help ensure the best possible outcome for participants who are trying to overcome addiction and to remain compliant for long-term success and recovery. Drug addiction involves cravings that are uncontrollable and, as a result, drug-seeking behavior despite the possibility of negative consequences. At first, using drugs […]... more

Drug Treatment Centers for Special Populations

According to the most recent figures available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the United States is home to more than 13,000 drug treatment centers and more than 23 million people who are in need of substance abuse treatment. Of those 23 million, less than 3 million actually received treatment at […]... more

Special Concerns in Teen Drug Treatment

We all wish that there wasn’t a need for teen drug treatment, but unfortunately young people are no strangers to drug addiction. The teenage years have long been a time of experimentation, and many teens find illegal drug and alcohol use to be an attractive way to show a rebellious spirit. According to the Monitoring […]... more