Heroin Drug Crisis

Heroin’s an illegal and highly addictive opioid. There used to be the misconception that it was an inner-city drug. That’s not true. Today’s heroin drug crisis has spread through all segments of the population. Heroin Drug Crisis Risk Factors for Abuse Heroin’s easy to buy. You can get it at clubs, high schools, and anywhere…

DOES OUTPATIENT REHAB WORK?

Drug and alcohol treatment programs generally fall into one of two categories — inpatient Rehab or outpatient rehab.  Both programs focus on overall rehabilitation from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and each of them has unique benefits with the same overall goal in mind, to help someone address their addiction issues.  Inpatient or residential rehab…

MAT for Addiction Treatment

What is MAT for addiction treatment? Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a technique used by therapists to help people overcome opioid, heroin, or prescription painkiller addiction. It pays to understand more about the MAT program, its effectiveness, and how a doctor can tailor it to fit your addiction’s unique needs. Here at ALEF Reidsville, we’ve made…

3 Common Heroin Side Effects

Most people understand heroin causes physical short and long-term effects. For example, the dangerous drug may damage the heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs. Additionally, it leads to infectious diseases, collapsed veins, breathing problems, or worse, death. However, personal problems, tolerance, and addiction are all heroin side effects you need to be aware of as well.…

How Much Does it Cost to Maintain an Addiction?

Conversations about the national drug crisis usually address the toll on humanity—overdose deaths, crime, and the impact on society. But looking at it another way—in FINANCIAL terms—how much does it cost to maintain an addiction? The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that the abuse of and addiction to nicotine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications has an…

Depression Treatment During COVID-19 Pandemic

Depression Treatment During COVID-19 As the stock market dropped to extreme lows recently and the outbreak of COVID-19 intensified, people in the United States began panicking. With already over 275,000 cases worldwide and more than 11,000 deaths, many governors and leaders are requesting that people only go out for essential items. Restaurants are closing their…

Do I Have Co-Occurring Disorders?

Do I have co-occurring disorders? It’s possible. More than 9 million people in America do, according to 2018 numbers. Co-occurring disorders happen when you suffer from two medical conditions, such as substance use disorder and depression, simultaneously. The proper term for this condition is a dual diagnosis, and help is readily available. Do I have Co-Occurring…