woman considers the early stages of alcohol detox

What are the First Steps of Alcohol Detox?

The first steps of alcohol detox involve withdrawal symptoms. If you’ve ever tried to stop drinking on your own, you may have experienced unpleasant symptoms, including shaking, headache, and insomnia. Withdrawals can be dangerous, and even deadly, when not properly managed. An alcohol detox program can help you get through the process safely. Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal…

common prescriptions that can lead to prescription addictions

5 Most Common Prescription Drug Addictions

When you think about drug addiction, street drugs like heroin and cocaine may come to mind. However, prescription addiction is also a big problem. Many people are unaware of how addictive prescription drugs can be, especially when their doctor prescribed them. Signs of Misuse and Addiction Pill addiction always starts with misuse. Misuse is taking medication that…

woman participates in gender specific rehab

Is Rehab Really Different for Each Gender?

Gender-specific rehab has gained popularity in recent years. You may be wondering if rehab is different for each gender. The simple answer is yes. There are biological and cultural differences in addiction between genders. Biology and culture not only affect addiction but the process of recovery as well. Gender-specific rehab is better able to address…