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Why Addicts and Alcoholics Relapse
People can relapse at any time, even after years of living sober. The reasons for relapse can be divided into 3 stages: Emotional, Mental, & Physical. Click here to learn more.
How Does Drug Addiction Affect the Brain?
People with drug addiction often can’t stop with motivation alone. The physical changes in the brain cause them to crave their drug of choice, lose control over their use of it, and continue to seek it despite adverse consequences. Click here for information on how drug addiction affects the brain.
What to Expect from a Drug or Alcohol Inpatient Treatment Program
Drug and alcohol treatments can help, regardless of how severe or how long a person has been addicted. Knowing what to expect from inpatient treatment can help ease concerns. Click here to learn more about inpatient treatment programs and what you can expect.
Warning Signs Your Loved One is Relapsing
During recovery, most people experience slips and relapses, especially in the first year of treatment. Fortunately, friends and family can help their loved one who is working toward a lasting, drug-free lifestyle by recognizing the warning signs of relapse.
Drug Addiction: Disease or Choice?
There is an ongoing debate regarding whether addiction should be considered a chronic disease or a result of voluntary choice. While people choose to try a drug, they aren’t trying to become addicted. How much control do they have once they have a severe substance use disorder? Click here to learn more.
How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?
How long does alcohol stay in your system? While most people process alcohol at a rate of about one standard drink per hour, multiple factors can influence how long you feel the effects of alcohol. Learn more.