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Making the decision to seek treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction is a big deal. It is the beginning of your recovery process and it’s a step in the right direction for you and your family. To begin the process of recovery, you will first have to go through detoxification, or detox, to rid your body of the drugs...

If you have made the choice to seek help for your drug or alcohol addiction, the first step is often detoxification or detox. This is the process in which your body is rid of the drug that you are addicted to, and it’s essential to get you started in recovery. How do you prepare for going to detox? There are...

Between the ages of 15 and 32, I used drugs nearly every day. Like many addicts, I didn’t realize I had a problem until that problem was too big to control. By the time I was 20, I had all but given up and had succumbed to my addiction. I tried to stop, many times in fact, but nothing worked...

How many times have you tried to stop drinking on your own? For most people with a substance abuse problem, that number is a big one. There are no reliable statistics for this information but ask any recovering addict and they will likely tell you that it took them many, many times to get clean and sober. They will also...