What to Expect in a Cocaine Rehab Program

Cocaine can have profound effects on a person and their loved ones. While it may seem less common than other illicit drugs today, cocaine adversely affects people from all walks of life. For many, deciding to go to cocaine rehab can be an overwhelming decision. However, a cocaine addiction detox center is the safest, most […]

What Is National Alcohol Screening Day?

What is National Alcohol Screening Day

National Alcohol Screening Day is an annual day of outreach that offers education and resources for you if you are struggling with alcohol dependency. The goal of National Alcohol Screening Day is to find the right alcohol addiction treatment program to match your needs if you are suffering from alcohol use in your life. With […]

What Substances Can Medication-Assisted Treatment Be Used For?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications—often in combination with therapy—to treat addiction. Medications like Buprenorphine or Naltrexone help curb cravings and withdrawal symptoms so that people can focus on recovery. Currently, there are medications for both opioid and alcohol use disorder. Naltrexone, for instance, can be used to help with either opioid or […]

What’s the Difference Between a Detox and a Recovery Center?

Detox and recovery centers are both parts of treatment for addiction, and may even exist in the same building, but they are not the same thing. They treat people at different stages of early recovery. A detox center helps people get off substances safely and as comfortably as possible. A person looking to stop using […]

What is Rock Bottom?

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“Hitting rock bottom” is when a person feels like they’ve reached the lowest possible point in addiction. This is often discussed as the point in which a person gets sober. However, you don’t have to hit rock bottom in order to get sober. Addiction is a progressive disease; negative effects tend to build as you […]

5 Common Heroin Addiction Symptoms

5 Common Heroin Addiction Symptoms

There is no question that heroin addiction destroys families, ends lives, and takes a toll on everyone who is addicted, as well their friends and families. If you are worried about yourself or someone you love who is stuck in the cycle of addiction, there is help available. TruHealing Centers provides comprehensive addiction treatment options, […]

What Are Benzos?

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Benzodiazepines, often referred to as “benzos,” are depressants that cause sedation. They are commonly prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. However, people without prescriptions may obtain them in order to get high, and those with a prescription can also misuse them. Potential short-term effects of benzos include drowsiness, confusion, slurred speech, muscle […]

Coping With Anhedonia in Early Recovery

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Drugs and alcohol interact with the brain’s reward circuit, which normally helps you experience pleasure from healthy rewards like eating, socializing, listening to music, or having sex. With chronic substance use, the brain adapts by lowering dopamine receptors and diminishing the reward system’s sensitivity. This is why in early recovery, some people experience anhedonia, the […]

All About Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications—typically in combination with therapy—for treating addiction. Medications like Vivitrol or Suboxone help curb cravings and stave off some of the more unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, so that a person can focus on recovery. For now, there are only approved medications for opioid and alcohol use disorder, but research […]

How Can Alcohol Detox Help My Spouse?

How Can Alcohol Detox Help My Spouse

If you are the spouse of someone with alcohol use disorder (AUD), you both face challenges related to alcohol abuse. Your desire to help and the worry about what will happen can gnaw at you. It may be difficult to separate yourself from the situation enough to realize that you are neither to blame for […]